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Milestones

  • BIRTHS

    Keith and Cindy Webster of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their second child. Natalie Kayelynn Webster was born at 3:35 p.m. June 25, 2012 at St. Elizabeth South in Edgewood.


    She weighed seven pounds and one ounce and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Bill and Edith West of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are David and Patricia Webster of Dry Ridge.
    Natalie was welcomed home by her big sister, Alexis Kyleah.

  • Slaughter wins Duck Stamp contest

    The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design program is an educational program designed to teach wetland-habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. Students create visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Duck Stamp art contest.

    Over 1,000 students in Kentucky submitted their entries, 100 awards were given out. Instructor Mary Lucas, of Lucas Arts had seven entries, all received awards. Students in Kentucky compete against other students in their age category. Each Lucas Art student worked hard on their entry.

  • Rose - Keeney wed May 26 in Williamstown

    Stacy Rose, daughter of Donald and Pamela Rose of Independence and Christopher Keeney, son of Marie Justice Keeney of Independence were united in marriage May 26, 2012 at the Justice Farm ridge top overlooking the farm in Williamstown.
     

    Michael Justice, cousin of the groom, officiated the double ring ceremony.

    The bride wore a white gown with a beaded sweetheart lace bodice, button up back with cap sleeves, and satin side draped and pick up detail A-line gown with a vintage birdcage veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses.

  • County receives $$ from KACo

    The Grant County Fiscal Court received a check for $10,397 from the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    The check represents a dividend payment to the County from the KACo Workers Compensation Fund, which provides workers compensation insurance coverage to county governments and other political subdivisions across Kentucky.  KACo insures 113 of Kentucky’s 120 counties through the Workers Compensation Fund. 

  • Gouges celebrates 50 years

    Bobby and Sue Gouge will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 4. The Gouges were married by Charles Saylor at Sherman Church of Christ.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at 1935 Sherman Newtown Road in Crittenden. The party is given by the couple’s three daughters, Brenda Gouge, Bonnie Jansen and Barb Deaton.

    The couple requests no gifts.

    The couple has six grandchildren.

    Bobby is retired from Johns Manville Corp. and his wife, Sue, is retired from Grant County Fiscal Court.

  • Martin - Moore to wed

    Ronnie and Phyllis Martin of Georgetown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashli Niccolette Martin to Shawn Victor Moore, son of Steve and Betty Moore of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at The Dry Ridge Banquet Center.

    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a 2011 graduated of Beckfield College. She is employed by St. Elizabeth Healthcare as a registered nurse.

  • Grant County News Editor receives LCNI writing award

    The Grant County News captured an award for news writing from its parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers LLC annual awards contest.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News, received a second place award for news writing. Her entry consisted of three stories – an Easter tornado in 2011, a Dry Ridge pastor who was charged for pornography and a raid at the former El-Amin Pain Clinic in Dry Ridge.

  • Grant County Circuit Clerk participates in clerks college

    Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2012 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Summer College that took place June 12-13 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the college and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The college included 6.25 hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.

  • GRANT COUNTY’S HEALTHY HEROES


    Name: Steven Courtney of Dry Ridge

    What motivated you to live a healthier lifestyle? I wanted to feel better.

    How have you changed your lifestyle in order to be healthier? I work out five days a week, take vitamins and eat healthy.

    What are your favorite fitness activities? I love trying to do harder core work outs and just things that are really hard.

  • Butler named president-elect of KET Friends Board

    Mary Butler of Dry Ridge has been named president-elect of the KET Friends Board, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

    Butler has been a Friends Board member since 2009 and served as secretary/treasurer in 2011-12.

    Members of the KET Friends Board promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. The board includes representatives from each of 35 districts that together cover all 120 Kentucky counties.