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Milestones

  • Carly Middleton served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 17.

    Carly Middleton, the daughter of Greg and Misty Middleton and a sixth grader at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School, served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 17.

  • Raymond Miller served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page

    Raymond Miller, the son of James A. Miller and a sixth grader at Grant County Middle School, served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 11.

  • Mains family grows by two

    Tom and Maria Mains wanted children of their own.

    After the Williamstown couple got married they tried for several years but had no luck.

    Maria, a 2001 graduate of Grant County High School, began to lobby Tom, a 1989 graduate of Pendleton County High School, about becoming foster parents. It took five years of sweet-talking before he finally agreed.

    In 2006, they received their first “children.” They’ve fostered nearly a dozen children since then. Some stay as little as 36 hours, while others have been with the Mains’ for two years.

  • Vallandinghams celebrate 50th

    Charles and Barbara Faulkner Vallandingham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 to 5 p.m. April 18 at the Edgewood Senior Center on Freedom Park Drive.

    They were married March 20, 1960 at the Riverview Baptist Church by the Rev. Wendall Smith. They have two children, Melanie (Mike) Wood, Grady (Michelle) Vallandingham, five grandchildren, Nathan and LeeAnne Bingham, Chloe Wood, Garrett and Will Vallandingham.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The family requests prayers only, no gifts.

     

  • Johnson-Marshall set date

    Steve Johnson and Debra Marshall announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Mason Baptist Church.

    Invitations are being sent to out of town guests only, all friends and relatives are invited to attend.

    A reception will follow at the St. William Catholic Church reception hall.

     

  • Williamstown Housing Authority honored

    The Housing Authority of Williamstown (HAW) was honored with the 2010 Agency of the Year Award from among those Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in Kentucky managing less than 100 units.

    Kathy Faulkner has served as executive director of the HAW for 26 years.

    The HAW, located on Helton Road, has been in existence since the mid-1960s. The PHA utilizes an average annual subsidy of approximately $94,000 to carry out its mission to families in the area.

  • Covey recovering after car accident

    When Mason-Corinth Elementary principal Lisa Hollandsworth left work on March 19, she was driving behind the school’s secretary, Diane Covey.

    As their cars traveled north on U.S. 25, Hollandsworth saw a car heading southbound start to swerve into the other lane.

    Before she knew what happened, she saw Covey’s car struck by the other vehicle, driven by Marvin Colson, who died from injuries suffered in the accident.

    Covey, who had tried to veer out of the way, was hit on the driver’s side of her car.

  • Webster-Ipock to wed

    Richard and Sharon Ipock of Dry Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Ipock, to Jeremy Webster, son of Glenmore and Nelda Webster of Williamstown.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m on April 10, 2010 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 1998 graduate of Grant County High School and a 2007 graduate of Southwestern College. She is employed at Summit Medical Group in Williamstown.

    The groom is a 1997 graduate of Pendleton County High School. He is employed by Performance Pipe.

  • Burgess visits Adams during General Assembly

    Timothy Joseph Burgess, II, was the guest of Representative Royce Adams for the 52nd Legislative day of the 2010 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly on March 22. Burgess will graduate in May with a bachelors degree in political science from Georgetown College. He is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

  • MILITARY

    Shane P. Walters has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program. Walters, a 2007 graduate of Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood will report to Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., for basic training in March 2010.

    He is the son of Mary Walters of Villa Hills and Danny Walters of Dry Ridge.