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Milestones

  • Seaman Apprentice completes U.S. Navy basic training

    Navy Seaman Apprentice Luke N. McClure, son of Barbara S. Elliot of Dry Ridge, Ky. and Jeffrey S. McClure of Crittenden, Ky., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, McClure completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Epling, boy, Nov. 7

    Mike Epling and Ronni-Ann Miller would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Landon Michael Epling was born at 4:47 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence. He weighed 7 pounds and 1.6 ounces and was 20.75 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Mark Miller of Dry Ridge and Tammy Ashcraft Lonaker of Crittenden.

    His paternal grandparents are the late Michael Reed Epling and Debbie Epling of Elkhorn City.

    Landon was welcomed home by friends and family.

  • Davis, girl, Sept. 4

    Jonathan and Patrisha Davis of Cincinnati would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Bianca Mae Davis was born at 4:09 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds and 10.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Jonathan Radford and Melissa Smith of Bellevue. Her maternal great grandparents are John and Janis Smith of Crittenden.

    Her paternal grandparents are Jonathan Davis Jr. and Glenda Buchanon of Indiana.

    Bianca was welcomed home by Uncle Dion Piceno, Uncle Daniel Piceno and grandparents.

  • The big adventure

    A journey begins with one step.

    For Beth and Ed Lorenz, former residents of Dry Ridge, that one step took them thousands of miles from home, family and even Kentucky.

    They are living in Vanuatu, an island in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. It was the site of the television series Survivor in 2004.

    How does a couple from the Bluegrass state find themselves living in a completely different culture with limited access to home and their families?

    For the Lorenz’s, it was the Peace Corps.

  • GC Extension Office plans “Chocolate” class

    The Grant County Extension Office will host an hour long class on “Chocolate,” at noon Feb.9.  The class will be held at the extension office on 105 Baton Rouge Road.  Topics to be covered include: The origin and history of chocolate, the chocolate making process and types of chocolate, chocolate substitutions, melting, tempering and storing. Finally, that age old question will be considered: “Is chocolate good for you?”

  • Nelson graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew S. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Kay Kindlesparger, of Salina, Kan., and Steve Nelson of  Dry Ridge.

  • Moran named Fresh Face winner

    International Fresh Faces of Kentucky, Baby Show and Fresh Face Search have discovered a new beauty from this area. She is Alexis Rose Moran, the 10 month old daughter of Humberto and Amber (Linville) Moran of Owenton.

    She entered the competition at the Florence Mall on Jan. 23, where she won prettiest smile, most beautiful, and on stage beauty and received three trophies, a crown, banner, and $100 in savings bonds to pay her registration fee to state finals in Louisville at the Hoiday Inn Hurstbourne on May 7-8, 2010.

  • Five generations of Gibsons gather

    There were five generations at the 2009 Gibson family reunion. Left, Brandon G. Gibson, 28, his mother B.J. Gibson, 45, right, standing, his grandfather Jerry B. Gibson, Sr., 65, lower, right, his son Brandon G. Gibson, Jr., 6, and Brandon’s great great grandma Claudie Gibson, 85.

  • Job fairs will be hosted in February

    In response to the rising unemployment rate in the Northern Kentucky area, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, in partnership with One Stop Northern Kentucky, is hosting a series of regional Job Fairs in January and February.

    The job fairs will be held:

    • Thursday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. in Carroll County (location to be announced).

    If you would like to participate in any of the job fairs listed, please contact Julie A. Stewart, Recovery Act Employment Facilitator, at 859-462-9277 or 859-292-2698, by Jan. 20.

     

  • Greene attends rally at State Capital

    The Grant County 912 Tea Party Group was among other Kentuckians who spent the day rallying in support of a 10th amendment Resolution, HR10, reaffirming state sovereignty on Jan. 21.      

    Zachary Greene attended the rally with his grandparents, Ann and Barry Greene of Crittenden. He is the son of Bart and Carol Greene of Crittenden.