The third annual U.S. 25 yard sale begins on June 5 and wraps up on June 7 with vendors lining Dixie Highway from Covington to Georgia.
Judy Wigginton, of Williamstown, got the idea for the U.S. 25 yard sale from the popular U.S. 127 yard sale held in August.
“This is an opportunity to showcase our community and get something going, especially for downtown Williamstown,” Wiggington said.
Rental spaces are available from residents, businesses, churches and organizations.
I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated. These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good!
The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.
December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the 40s. For us, this is perfect winter weather to work in. Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike. The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact. The playful frolicking is proof! The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.
Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege! There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn. The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here. It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, sixty European starlings were released. The following year another 40 were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.
Have you ever wondered what makes an orchid an orchid? Well, it is all about flower parts. In fact, most plants are categorized in the Plant Kingdom by their flowers. For orchids, it is the fact that they have three sepals and three petals. Many flowers have green sepals that protect the flower inside which cradles the bloom as it opens.
The Meyer Aquascapes Pondarama Water Garden will host it’s 13th annual tour June 28 and June 29. Each day will have different locations with each home only on the tour for one day.
There are 11 features for each day.
Carl A. Ballinger, Johnnie D. Knight, Robert A. Osborne. Edgar L. Tomlinson and Ernest H. Wilson.
Storme Vanover never met any of the five men from Grant County who lost their lives in Vietnam, but she wants to make sure that those fallen heroes have a place in the community’s history.
Vanover is a veteran. She has a passion for veterans and has been heavily involved the last few years in making sure local veterans are recognized and remembered for their service.
A Memorial Day ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. on Monday, May 26 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.
The guest speaker will be Kentucky State CSM Thomas E. Chumley Jr.
There will be a wreath laying ceremony followed by refreshments provided by te Williamstown Woman’s Club.
For more information, call 859-823-0720.
For 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since 1937, in rain sleet, snow and the sweltering heat, men guard the resting place of three unnamed service members in Arlington National Cemetery.
Jonathan Gatewood of Dry Ridge joined the armed forces after he graduated Grant County High School two years ago. After extensive training he was chosen for the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard.”
“These guys want to be here, they work hard to stay here,” Sergeant of the Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Tanner Welch said.