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Milestones

  • Porters celebrate 68 years

    James and Thelma Porter of Independence, formerly of Williamstown, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on July 31.

    They were married in Williamstown in 1941.

    The couple has a daughter, Kellie Willoby of Burlington and a son, John, of Homosassa, Fla. Their son, Jim, of Walton, is deceased.

    The Porters have eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

  • Gruen-May to wed Aug. 8

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gruen of Paint Lick announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Vanessa Janette Gruen, to Billy Wilson May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric May of Lancaster.

    Gruen is the granddaughter of Mildred Ferguson of Dry Ridge.

    Gruen is a graduate of Garrard County High School, Eastern Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders at EKU.

    May is a graduate of Garrard County High School and is employed by DocuBit in Lancaster.

  • Vazquez-Berrt, boy, Jan. 13

    Matthew and Nadia Vazquez-Berry of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Zeppelin Wolfe Vazquez-Berry was born at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 13, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 3.4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Gustavo and Virginia Vazquez of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Virginia Elkins of Temple, Texas, the late James Alton Garrett of Edmonton, Ky. and Gustavo and Gloria Vazquez of Spain.

  • Stewart, 14, signs acting contract, films pilot

    Joe Stewart, 14, of Dry Ridge has signed an acting contract with Frederick Levy Management 101 of Los Angeles and Bryan Leder, BLT of New York.

    Stewart recently attended The Mike Beaty Talent Expo in Dallas with his agent, Jake Lang of Wings Model Management in Cincinnati. He received 16 callbacks, including Nickelodeon and Disney for his performances in monologue, cold read, two person scene, runway and athletic wear.

    He will be leaving later this month for New York where he will be auditioning for TV and film.

  • Local students attend Washington Youth Tour

    Mallory Bishop of Williamstown and Timothy Moffett of Crittenden were among the 80 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 38th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 12 through June 19 in Washington, DC.

    Selected on the basis of an application centered on academic achievement and community service, Bishop and Moffett were sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative.

  • Robinson-Kincer to wed Aug. 1

    Mike Franks and Rhonda Robinson of Crittenden announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Robinson to Adam Kincer, son of Cody Kincer and Lisa Myer of Butler.

    The bride is also the daughter of the late Rodney Robinson.

    Robinson is a nurse and will start pre-medical studies this fall in Denver, Co.

    Kincer is an airman in the U.S. Air Force based at Buckley AFB in Colorado. He returned in May from a tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Reunion Notices

    • The Grant County High School Class of 1979 will be having their 30th class reunion in August.

    All invitations have been sent out, however, there are still some graduates who have not been located.

    If you have information or current addresses for the following: Matthew Colson, Paul Rayburn, Amanda West Long, Kathy Jarvis Thomas, Trudie Smith, Frances Stone Clifford, Billy Joe Abney, Debbie Scheck, Jeanette Bowin, Randy Hibbard, Darlene O’Hara, Judy Thomas Hibbard, Rick Browning, Todd Aylor, Brenda Fox Jones or Lisa Martin, call Karen Kinman at 859-445-8338.

  • Vazquez-Berry, boy, Jan. 13

    Matthew and Nadia Vazquez-Berry of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Zeppelin Wolfe Vazquez-Berry was born at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 13, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 3.4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Gustavo and Virginia Vazquez of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandmother is Virginia Elkins of Temple, Texas and the late James Alton Garrett of Edmonton, Ky. and Gustavo and Gloriz Vazquez of Spain.

  • McMullen promoted to president and CEO

    W. Rodney McMullen has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Kroger.

    McMullen, the son of William and Henrietta McMullen of Williamstown, is a 1978 graduate of Grant County High School.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration and accounting in 1981. He received his master’s degree from UK in 1982.

    McMullen has been employed by Kroger for 31 years. He began his career as a store clerk and worked in a variety of jobs through the years.

  • Jones’ celebrate 50th

    The family of Tom and Clara Jones are hosting a 50th wedding anniversary open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at First Baptist Church, 53 South Norwich Road, Troy, Ohio.

    The couple were married on Aug. 1, 1959 at the home of the bride’s parents, the late Edgar and Mayme Steers of Dry Ridge.

    Tom is the retired superintendent of the Miami County Schools and Clara is a retired educator from the Troy City Schools.

    All friends and family are invited. The family requests no gifts.