She is a small woman, with an appearance almost as fragile as one of her porcelain dolls. Her gray hair is neatly styled, her earrings always match her clothes and her fingers are adorned with rings. Since 1988, she has taken dolls that were tossed out by others and turned them back into objects of love for needy children. In fact, many Grant Countians know her simply as “The Doll Lady.”
He didn’t seek fame or even want credit for pushing Grant County along. He preferred to stay behind the scenes.
Grant County lost a firm believer in the community when Dills, 84, died on May 15 at his Dry Ridge home. His wife, Ruth, also 84, died the day before.
When Dills was named Grant Countian of the Year in 2008, he was almost shy about being interviewed.
He said his philosophy was simple, that people were put on this Earth to try and make a difference and that’s the way he lived his life.
Felicity Spicer has spent much of her young life using her talents to bring joy to nursing home patients, hospital patients and anyone who enjoyed a good gospel song.
This Grant County songbird, with her signature bright smile has been singing as long as she can remember.
She’s performed at groundbreaking ceremonies for the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown, the Grant County Relay For Life and in the Williamstown’s Derby Idol contest, which she won in 2007, but early last year her ears heard something unbelievable.
Dry Ridge Elementary SBDM
The Dry Ridge Elemenary SBDM May meeting has been changed to 4 p.m. May 16.
Library trustees to meet May 23
There will be a special meeting to conduct the monthly business of the library at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at 201 Barnes Road in Williamstown. The GCPL Foundation will meet immediately following the business meeting.
Grant County was riveted by pea-size to egg-size hail. Damaged properties included Juanita Hedges’s house on Greenville Road, which was filled with holes from the approximate 15 minute storm. Carol Scroggin of Lemon-Northcutt Road spent the day outside, but kept her eyes on the skies, weary of funnel clouds. The Farm Bureau had 113 claims filed and Allstate received 34.
This Another Place In Time photo features Sue Martin Flege, Justine Roland Taylor and Eva Marshall Hopper, schoolmates at Mason Consolidated School in 1946. Thanks to Kathy Flege for calling in a guess and Justine Taylor for providing the photo.
The rules on amending the soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in newly developed subdivisions where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes the valuable topsoil, it also compacts subsoil and kills the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system. The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many the reality is bleak, so some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition.