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Milestones

  • Leach to compete in Miss University of Kentucky

    Hayley Leach, 18, of Dry Ridge, will compete in the Miss University of Kentucky  pageant on July 1.
    Leach is majoring in political science, writing and rhetoric and digital studies.

    Her ambition is to attend law school and become a special needs attorney. Her platform issue is “Autism Awareness-See the Able, Not the Label.”  

    Her talent presentation will be clogging to Michael Jackson’s “BAD”.
    Leach is sponsored by the Miss University of Kentucky Scholarship Organization and received a $400 scholarship.

  • GCHS junior attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Grant County High School junior KoryBeth Whitehead recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Whitehead and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 18-22 at the University of Kentucky.

  • Thompsons celebrate 50 years

    Jerry and Rita Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2017.

    Jerry and Rita were married at Knoxville Baptist Church.
    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2-4 p.m. July 2 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building in Williamstown. The couple request no gifts.

  • Captain John Lillard, NSDAR celebrates 75 years

    The Captain John Lillard Chapter, NSDAR met at the Main Street Gardens recently to celebrate their 75th anniversary with regent, Robin Menefee presiding.

  • Lawrences celebrate 60 years

    Charles and Betty Neal Lawrence will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2017.
    Charles and Betty were married by Buford Odor at Lystra Church of Christ in Mason.

    In observance of their anniversary, an open house will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at Jean La Beth’s (formerly known as Hogan House) in Dry Ridge.
    The party is being given by their family.

    Only your presence is requested, no gifts please.

    Charles and Betty have two children, Tena Webster and Troy Lawrence, both of Dry Ridge.

  • Linder appointed to Southern Legislative committee

    Speaker Hoover has appointed Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, to the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018. Since its creation, members of the SLC’s Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations (FAGO) Committee have focused on studying a variety of fiscal issues impacting state budgets and finances.

  • UK Honor Flight takes local residents to D.C.

    United States military veterans James Barlow, John Clinton Lowry and John Reed Lowry, all of Dry Ridge, recently participated in the University of Kentucky Honor Flight, the first Honor Flight in the nation to be sponsored by a university.
    On May 20, Barlow and the Lowrys, among nearly 70 other veterans, visited memorials in Washington, D.C. and were given a patriotic send-off and a hero’s homecoming at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. For more information visit https://uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/celebration-reflection-and-honor-unfor....

  • Smallwood joins Union College Board of Trustees

    A Lexington businessman from the financial services industry is serving on the Board of Trustees for Union College, a private institution in Barbourville.
    The institution has announced that Terry Smallwood has joined Board of Trustees at Union. Smallwood began service this year, along with five other new additions to trustee positions. Union is led by President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D. Dr. Hawkins has served the institution for five years.

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  • Thoroughman to appear on NPR’s ‘From The Top’

    Lilyanne Thoroughman, a 10-year-old violinist of Williamstown, will appear on an upcoming episode of “From the Top”, the hit NPR radio program featuring America’s best young classical musicians and hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley.