Noteworthy Accomplishments

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By The Staff


Haines earns degree 

at Spalding

Cindy Orick Haines of Owenton, daughter of Bill Orick of Williamstown and the late Lorene Orick, wife of Mike Haines and mother of Chris and Katie Haines, is to receive her Master of Science in nursing at commencement exercises for Spalding University June 6.

Haines will graduate with Sigma Theta Tau Honors. She was an active member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Owenton during her studies.


EKU recognizes Williamstown student 

Kristina Maurer of Williamstown was among the 22 students recognized at Eastern Kentucky University’s Scholars Assembly April 17.

The assembly honors students who have excelled academically with awards from departments, colleges and organizations.

Maurer received the College of Health and Sciences Dean’s Award, given to students with a high grade point average who demonstrate leadership qualities and service to the Health Sciences’ profession..


Burgess inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha

On May 14 Timothy Joseph Burgess II was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Honor Society for Political Science Students. The induction took place at a luncheon at Georgetown College. Burgess is a junior majoring in political science with a minor in English. 

He is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown, the grandson of Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge and Helen Burgess of Williamstown.


Ailstock graduates Cum Laude from NKU

Rebecca Ann Ruby Ailstock, of Dry Ridge, graduated Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University May 9 where she received her bachelor of science in nursing. 

Ailstock is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Rho Theta Chapter, an honor society for nurses. She has accepted a job in the TCU unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

Her friends and family honored her with an open house May 10.

She is the daughter of Chaplain Willie and Becky Ailstock of Dry Ridge.


Waver graduates at 

Indiana Wesleyan

Ann Weaver from Grant County was among the 2,100 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 25 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion. Weaver of Crittenden, received her bachelors of science in nursing.


Retirement party set for Wilsons

The Williamstown Board of Education and family of Charles Ed Wilson, Williamstown Independent Schools superintendent, and Mrs. Rose N. Wilson, Grant County schools teacher, are hosting a retirement celebration. The open house event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. June 7 in the Williamstown Elementary Early Learning Center multi-purpose room, 300 Helton Street, Williamstown. Everyone is invited to join the celebration honoring The Wilsons for their contributions in the field of education.

Ritchie named to 

Transy Dean’s List 

Transylvania University first-year student Caleb Ritchie has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 winter term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term. 

Ritchie is the son of Danny and Kari Ritchie of Corinth.


Moffett headed to

D.C. for youth tour

Timothy Moffett, of Crittenden, was chosen to participate in the Washington D.C. Youth Tour June 12 through June 19, representing Owen Electric Cooperative. 

Moffett is also eligible to apply to be Kentucky’s representative to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Leadership Council.. 


Corinth native 

studies in England

Owen County High School graduate and Transylvania University junior, Melissa True, studied abroad in London, England this winter. Transylvania has an extensive study abroad program and students have studied in countries throughout the world from Britain and France to India and Australia. Eighteen other Transylvania students studied abroad during the winter term. 

True, an English major, is the daughter of John and Vivian True of Corinth.