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Milestones

  • Quilting queen

    Imagine Kay Bailey’s surprise when she brought home a blue ribbon from the 2008 Grant County Fair.

    It was only her first time to enter and she won first and second place ribbons for the handiwork.

    Bailey of Williamstown began quilting about four years ago in a homemaker club and she’s not stopped.

    “Sometimes it’s just a little project, but I keep busy, even though I am retired,” she said, with a laugh.

  • Cook performs with 2009 Solid Rock Tour

    Brad Cook, son of Kerry and Sandy Cook of Williamstown, has been selected to perform with the 2009 Solid Rock Tour, hosted by Cincinnati Christian University.

    Solid Rock is coming to Grant County to do their last performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23 at Williamstown Christian Church. Admission is free.

  • 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.

    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.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Faith Christian Center. The reception will follow the ceremony at Receptions in Erlanger.

    Invitations have been sent.

  • Program aids in weight loss by making lifestyle changes

    Two sessions of the OFF Program, a weight loss plan for women sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, are scheduled for the fall. OFF, which stands for Outsmarting Female Fat, is specially designed for women who want to lose weight by making long-term lifestyle changes. The program is led by registered dietitians from the health department and deals with all aspects of weight control, healthy eating and exercise.

    OFF sessions will be held:

  • Daugherty retires as Jonesville Post Master

    What started as a temporary job, only filling in when needed, became a career for Linda Daugherty.

    Daugherty spent 28 years in a small room. She battled snakes once and bad weather during the winter.

    If she needed to use the restroom, she had to leave the building and go across the street. Once she had to operate out of a mobile unit with a portable heater to keep warm, but through it all, she never missed a day of work, other than for a vacation.

  • Mann celebrates second birthday

    Harper Mackenzie Mann celebrated her second birthday June 7. Seventy six people attended the birthday party, which was held at her house. Harper is the daughter of Tim and Holly Points Mann, of Dry Ridge.

  • Grant County Historical Society to meet July 20

    The Grant County Historical Society will meet on July 20 at the Senior Citizens Center in Williamstown.  

    The program will be  “Signers of the Declaration of Independence” presented by Paul Simpson, of Grant County, winner of the 2008 Kentucky DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History Award. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the program begins at 6:45, followed by the business meeting. Cost for dinner is $7.50.  If planning to come for dinner, please call 824-9202 for reservations.

     All who are interested in history are welcome.

  • Applications being accepted for B.L. Ballard Scholarship

    The B. L. Ballard Scholarship is given by the Williamstown Kiwanis to a graduate of Williamstown High School who is a junior or senior in college. The scholarship is named for B.L. Ballard, who felt it was important to provide financial help to an upper class person after possible scholarship and aid had been spent.

    The recipient is chosen based on financial need, achievements, community/college involvement and grade point average.

    Applicants should provide the following:

    A transcript – showing at least completion of 60 hours of college credit.

  • Wright competes in 4-H horse show

    On July 1 through July 3, the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show was held at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Hundreds of riders from across the state traveled to compete in this show.

    Emily Wright, the daughter of Mike and Patsy Wright of Dry Ridge, rode her horse, Sand Easy Jet, to the top in two classes. For the second consecutive year, she won barrels and with the fastest time of the day she won pole bending.

    She also brought home grand champion honors for the week.

  • Kelly graduates from combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan H. Kelly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Kelly studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.