• Derby Day Idol Jr.

    While some people might shy away from heights, Brandon Day isn’t afraid.

    He actually climbs poles for a living as assistant superintendent of Williamstown’s Electric Department.

    He took his climbing ability to the Cleveland Public Power Lineworker’s Rodeo, a national competition, held April 14.
    Day, a graduate of Williamstown High School, earned a spot in the top 10 competitors. He placed eighth out of 59 in his first competition.

  • Thomas - Markesberry to wed

    Larry Markesberry of Albuquerque, N.M. and Debbie Ford of Bonaire, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jill Markesberry to Jim Thomas, son of James and Elaine Thomas of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for August at the Dry Ridge Christian Church. Invitations will be mailed to guests.

    The bride is a graduate of Georgia College and State University. She is employed by the Grant County Board of Education.

  • Humbert - Perkins set date

    Clyde Dougherty and Linda Perkins-Dougherty are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stanley Gail Perkins to Jared Michael Humbert, son of John and Donna Humbert.

    The wedding is being planned for 4:30 p.m. on May 26, 2012, at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Ridge Banquet Center.

    Serving as maid of honor is Susan Elaine Dews; friend of the bride of Corinth.

    Serving as best man is John Humbert; father of the groom of Crittenden.

  • School nurses attend conference

    Several local nurses attended the Spring Kentucky School Nurses Conference. Local nurses attending included, Mary Lillard, LPN Mason Corinth Elementary, Rhonda Schlueter, RN NCSN, Grant County Schools district health coordinator, Julie Lewis, RN Williamstown Schools nurse, Tracy Merrell, LPN Dry Ridge Elementary, Valerie Blackburn, LPN, Angie Jones, RN Grant County High School, Julie Spillman, LPN Grant County Middle School and Christy Hagedorn, RN Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary.


    Kenny and Rosie Bobb of Mt. Zion are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kitty Layne Bobb to Christopher McKinley of Independence.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. May 19, 2012, at Kenny and Rosie’s farm on Sherman Mt. Zion Road. A reception will immediately follow at the same location.

    Kitty chose this date for her wedding because it marks Kenny and Rosie’s 50th wedding anniversary.



    David and Pam Threlkeld of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their son Robert Harrington Threlkeld was born at 6:18 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2011, at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. He weighed 8 pounds 12.4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His paternal grandparents are William and Helen Threlkeld of Williamstown.

    His maternal grandparents are David and Linda Taylor of Cynthiana. He was welcomed home by his two puppies, Spike and Miley.

  • ON THE HOME FRONT-Sandy Thornton

    Name: Sandy Thornton of Dry Ridge

    Club: I’m president of the Lunch and Learn Club

    Hobbies: I enjoy crafts, quilting and sewing

    Other clubs/organizations: I’m a member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church

    Years involved in homemakers: 3 years

    What do you get out of being a member of homemakers: I value the friendship and enjoy the crafts and community projects.

  • NKU honors Lawrence for service

    For several years, Sam Lapin knew that the administrative assistant at the Northern Kentucky University - Grant County Center was hard working and dedicated.

    That prompted Lapin, a faculty member, to nominate Connie Lawrence for NKU’s annual awards program.
    Now the rest of the employees know how good she is at her job after she was named one of the school’s outstanding office/clerical staff as part of the 2012 Regents Distinguished Service Awards program.
    Lapin hired Lawrence in 1998 as secretary for the NKU-Grant County Center.