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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Strike up the band!

    David Owens is outstanding in his field and he has the title to prove it. The music and band director at Grant County High School has been given the highest honor awarded a band director in the state of Kentucky.

    Owens was named the 2010 Outstanding Young Band Director by the Kentucky Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Band Masters Fraternity at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association’s annual conference in Louisville in February.

  • MILITARY

    Army National Guard Pfc. Christopher M. Jump has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the U.S. They go through a series of in-processing procedures and training classes that prepare them for skills and situations they may face in their deployed environment.

  • Dry Ridge resident shares muffin recipe with cooks across America

    Dry Ridge resident Robyn Fischesser is sharing her favorite recipe for Snickerdoodle Muffins with other hometown cooks at Just a Pinch Recipe Club, the new online recipe community created for and by cooks in hometown America.

    Fischesser has taken a traditional cookie recipe and added her own unique twist to create a fun-to-eat muffin.

    “She has been an avid and early participant in the Just A Pinch Recipe Club,” said Mary Leanderts, club representative.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Bill Lainhart and Christine D. Sharp would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Sharp is the daughter of Bill Grimes of Lancaster and Glenda Grimes of Nicholasville.

    Lainhart is the son of Sid Lainhart of Florence and Marlene Lainhart of Williamstown.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for 4 p.m. on April 10, 2010 at the Jones farm in Corinth.

  • DRE teacher achieves national certification

    Belinda Furman, a fourth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary, achieved National Board Certification on March 2 at a recognition ceremony held at the state capitol in Frankfort for new receipients.

    Furman has been teaching since 2000 when she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Kentucky University. In 2004, she received her master’s degree in instructional leadership from EKU.

    She began working on  National Board Certification during the 2008-2009 school year.