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Milestones

  • Butler joins Friends of KET

    Retired elementary school teacher Mary Butler of Dry Ridge recently joined the Friends of KET Board of Directors, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

    Members of the Friends of KET promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. Those interested in learning more about the Friends of KET can contact Julie Schmidt at jschmidt@ket.org or (859) 258-7945.

     

  • Baby of the Week

    Hi! My name is Corbin Jones.

    I was born on Oct. 31, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington.

    My parents are JJ and Carrie Jones of Jonesville.

    My grandparents are Emily and Marion Bishop of Williamstown and Forest Jones of Dry Ridge.

    My favorite things to do are playing with my dogs, my toys and walking.

  • Alexander family gathers Sept. 13

    The descendants of the late Ollie and Agnes (Speagle) Alexander met at Walton Park on Sunday, Sept.13 for their annual family reunion. Those attending were: Donald and Juva Alexander of Jackson, Mich.; Donna Alexander of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Don Lee Alexander of Highland, Mich.; Edna Alexander, Mae Belle Wiley, Paul Wiley and Dave and Janet Mahnken, all of Independence, Ky.; Dan and Lori Thomas of Florence, Ky.; Paul, Judy, Paula, and Savannah Lawless of Ryland Heights, Ky.

  • Fryman-Clemons wed

    Tabatha Lynn Fryman and Joseph Webb Clemons, both of Williamstown, were united in marriage Oct. 23, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in Sevierville, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Terry and Beverly Fryman of Dry Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Louella Phillips and the late C.W. Pete Phillips of Glencoe and Russell Jr. and Theola Fryman of Union.

    The groom is the son of Jeff and Katie Clemons of Williamstown. He is the grandson of the late Jeff and Helen Webb of Williamstown and Ethel Clemons and the late Thomas Clemons of Dry Ridge.

  • Sharpes celebrate 65 years

    Bob and Norma Sharpe will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. The marriage took place on Nov. 20, 1944 and was officiated by Rev. Tom Collins at Williamstown Christian Church.

    Norma Ware Sharpe is a 1943 graduate of Williamstown High School.

    The couple reside on Lakewood Court in Williamstown. They are the parents of five children, Robert of Versailles, Larry of Berea, Sandra Brown of Willamstown and David and Kevin of Lexington. The couple have 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

  • Grant County Public Library receives federal grants

    The Grant County Public Library is the recipient of a $4,343 programming grant and a $3,022 assistive technology grant. The projects are made possible by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

    Programming grants promote and support quality programs in Kentucky’s public libraries. Assistive technology grants encourage the expansion and availability of library services to patrons with special needs.

  • Conservation District scholarships awarded

    Debra Hancock and Kari Ritchie were awarded scholarships for non-traditional students by the Grant County Conservation District.

    Hancock is a native of Grant County. She is the mother of three and grandmother of three. Her work experience was in customer service and factories. She recently worked as an aide in Grant County Schools where she became in teaching as a career. She said she was encouraged by many to go to college and pursue a degree in education.

    She is currently a junior.

  • Bruce in 40th year as Mason postmaster

    For nearly half her life, Jewel Bruce has provided stamps and sorted mail for customers.

    Jewel, who turned 88 on Oct. 14, has been postmaster of the Mason Post Office since 1969.

    “I guess then I never thought about being here 40 years,” she said. “It doesn’t seem that long. It gives me something to do.”

    Jewel spent her birthday like any other, inside her one-room post office next to Bruce’s Grocery, sorting mail into customer’s boxes as she waited for them to pick it up.

  • Riddle, boy, Aug. 18

    Keith and Erin Riddle of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Lukas Allen Riddle was born at 7:40 p.m. Aug. 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Tim and Becky Bowen of Demossville. His maternal great grandparents are Juanita Lilly of Dry Ridge, Shirley Wright and the late Henry Wright of Dry Ridge and Geneva Bowen and the late Randall Bowen of Demossville.

  • Hunt-Acquah to wed

    Michael and Etta Hunt of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Michelle Hunt, to Bernard Kofi Acquah, son of Bernard and Amelia Acquah of Takoradi, Ghana.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Williamstown Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Grant County Farm Bureau Building in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Grant County High School. She is a student at Kentucky State University. She is employed by Williamstown HeadStart and Preschool in Crittenden.