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Milestones

  • AARP Tax-aide offered at senior center

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). This service is available to all tax payers with low to middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    Please bring:

    • SS cards for each person claimed on the return

    • All income statements (W-2s, 1099’s, unemployment statement)

    • Dependent care information

    • All receipts or documentation for taxes paid if itemizing

  • Ducker to celebrate 95th birthday

    Alleen Wells Ducker, of Williamstown, formerly of Pendleton County, will celebrate her 95th  birthday on Jan. 27.

    In 1947, she married Russell Ducker, who died in 1963. They raised two nephews, Clyde and Donald Ray Wells, sons of her twin brother, James Newton Wells and Catherine Davenport Wells. They later adopted Don, who, at that time, was attending Morgan School in Pendleton County.

  • Humphrey-Jones set date

    James and Linda Humphrey of Versailles are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Ann Humphrey to Will Jones, son of Roy and Pam Jones of Versailles.

    The wedding is planned for 1:30 p.m. on May, 8, 2010 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles.

    The bride and groom are graduates of Woodford County High School.

    The bride is a graduate of Sullivan Universtiy and employed by Unified Trust Company, N.A.

    The groom is employed by Webster Equine Supply.

  • Vance, boy, Nov. 17

    Stephanie McKee and Bud Wayne Vance of Glencoe would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Justin Wayne Vance was born at 10:33 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Florence. He weighed 5 pounds and 10.1 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Harold and Janet McKee of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Lowell and Elizabeth Thomas of Dry Ridge; Bill and Mildred McKee of Salt Lick; and Bob and Sue Whalen of Falmouth.

  • Stith wins state Adopt-A-Highway poster contest

    Falling just short last year, Taylor Stith was determined to win first place in the 2008 Adopt-A-Highway poster contest.

    That determination paid off when the junior at Williamstown High School was selected the winner of the 15 to 17-year-old age group.

    Stith placed second in the same category in 2008.

    “I was really surprised,” she said. “I looked at everybody’s work who was in the class and they were 10 times better than they were last year. I was thinking the whole time that I wasn’t going to place. I was really excited.”

  • Baby of the Week - Addyson Caroline VanHolten

    Hi! My name is Addyson Caroline VanHolten of Dry Ridge.

    I was born on July 23, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    My parents are Mark and Karen VanHolten.

    My grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Howard of Dry Ridge, and Gloria VanHolten of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Jim VanHolten of Ark.

  • Nelson competes at State Fair

    Eleven-year-old Brittany Nelson knows the value of hard work and how to make it pay off.

    For the past two years she’s won first place in the horse show at the Kentucky State Fair. She was hoping to make it a three-peat. While she didn’t win first place in 2009, Nelson and her horse, Storm, managed to capture second place honors.

    Brittany is the daughter of Gene and Debbie Nelson of Dry Ridge. She is a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School.

  • Link chosen as president of County Judge/Executive Association

    The Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association elected the 2010 officers at its general membership meeting Nov. 17 at the Galt House East in Louisville. The officers were sworn-in at the Quarterly Executive Board Meeting at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort on Dec. 3 by Rep. Royce W. Adams, D - Dry Ridge.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell L. Link was chosen by his peers to serve as president. Link has been active within the association for many years. He has served as Grant County judge-executive since 1999.

  • Grant Manor resident receives 100+ greetings

    A resident of Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center has received over 100 Christmas Cards, with more on the way.

    “More cards came in today’s mail,” said Somer Hurston, nursing home administrator.

    Grant Manor has been home to Dessie Mardis since 2005, but old friends have not forgotten her.

    The Christmas card campaign was instigated by Mardis’ former home health caregiver, Carol Doane.

  • Harneys celebrate 50 years

    Phil and Sandra Harney will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 31.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2010 at the JMB Center, 2020 Taft Hwy. in Dry Ridge. Refreshments will be provided. The party is given by their three children, Phil and Russ Harney and Peggy Jones.

    The couple request no gifts.