• Kiwanis teams with Community Partners
  • Angus breeder recognized

    Layle E. Lonkard, of Williamstown, owns a bull listed in the Spring 2010 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 4,607 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angus.org.

  • Kidwell-Covey set date

    Mickey and Linda Covey of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Lynn Covey, to Cody Ryan Kidwell, son of Steve Kidwell and Melissa Pugh of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. April 24 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the J.M.B. Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School and is employed by Cengage Learning Company.

    The groom is a 2007 graduate of Williamstown High School and is employed by Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge.

  • Conservation District awards NKU scholarships

    Diana Clifton and Michelle Marshall recently were awarded $1,000 scholarships for non-traditional students attending Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.

    The scholarships, which are given out twice a year, are provided by the Grant County Conservation District.

    Clifton of Dry Ridge is a mother of a 10-year-old son who attends Williamstown Independent Schools.

    She is currently a sophomore and has a goal of earning a bachelor’s degree in social work.

  • 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.