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Milestones

  • Couple celebrates 50 years

    Donnie and Irma Arthur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    In observance of their anniversary, an open house celebration will be held from from 2 to 5 p.m. July 31 at Maysville Community College Licking Valley Campus in Cynthiana.

    The couple request no gifts.

  • West, boy, July 2

    Eric West and Felicia Miller of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Owen Lee Scott West was born at 12:56 p.m. on July 2, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Anna Eldridge of Crittenden and the late Marvin Miller. His maternal great grand parents are Curtis and Barb Eldridge and Joyce and Kenny Miller, all of Crittenden.

  • Wright, Woosley win at Lakeside Arena

    Two Grant County students won titles at the district three horse show on June 6 at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.

    Emily Wright won the grand champion title and Mycah Woosley came in as reserve grand champion in contest riding.

    Other Grant County students who placed in competitions were: Mikayla Bowen, Karyna Devis, Payton O’Neill, Sierra Schmitt, Christine Summers, Shane Wright and Hannah Adams.

    Wright and Woosley performed July 7-8 at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Wilson-Held to wed

    Liz Wilson and Kevin Held are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for July 31. A reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the JMB Hall on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Williamstown High School and a 2006 graduate of Gateway Community and Technical College and is employed by Great Clips.

    The groom is a 1993 graduate of Conner High School. He is also a 1998 graduate of Cincinnati State and is employed by the Dana Corporation.

  • Grant Allstars move to state

    The Grant County 9 and 10-year-old Allstar Team became District 6 Champions after beating the Owen County Allstar Team on July 7.

    The team moves on to the state tournament in Georgetown on July 14, to compete for title of State Champions in their division.

  • North Key honors Detention Center

    David struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues.

    He’d spent a lot of time behind bars and was referred to as “a revolving door client.”

    That is, until he received treatment while in the Grant County Detention Center for his problems through an inmate re-entry project.

    Since March 2009, David is the program’s most successful client. He’s no longer in jail, but is now involved in addiction recovery programs and is going to college.

  • Burgess family holds reunion

    The family of the late James E. Burgess will hold their reunion at 1 p.m. July 18 at the Meadow View Community Center, Dry Ridge. Everyone should bring a covered dish.

  • Mort graduates basic

    Army National Guard Pvt. Brandy M. Mort has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Mort studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • McCandless, boy, April 8

    Bob and Cassie McCandless of Berry would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Kash Wilson McCandless was born at 8:30 a.m. on April 5, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 9 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Charles and Rhonda Fiscus of Corinth. His paternal grandparents are E. Merrill and Deborah Mitchell of Berry and Tom McCandless of Berry.

    Kash was welcomed home by his brother, Nolan Mccandless.

  • Alumni holds 56th banquet

    The 56th annual Crittenden High School alumni banquet was held May 15 at the Crittenden Baptist Church.

    Alumni and guests gathered at 3 p.m. to socialize and renew old acquaintances and alumni and guests were welcomed by President Julian Wills.

    Donald Bingham gave the invocation and Mary Morgan Kemper, class of 1939, read a poem she had composed, titled “School Day Memories.”

    Merle Simpson recognized the honored class of 1940, which celebrated 70 years. Those present were Mary Frances Spegal Wills and William Wills.