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Milestones

  • Let the games begin - activites open to seniors

    From bowling and billiards to shuffleboard and softball, the Northern Kentucky Senior Games offers local seniors an opportunity to show their skills.

    The annual event will held May 11-15 in Fort Thomas, Florence, Edgewood, Newport and Burlington and is open to residents of Grant and surrounding counties.

    Participants must be 50 years old by May 11.

    “Grant County has had a few people participate each year,” said Tabatha Fryman, Grant County Parks and Recreation director and a member of the Senior Games steering committee.

  • Dry Ridge receives federal grant

     The Dry Ridge Fire Department recently received a financial boost from the federal government.

    DRFD is one of four Kentucky fire departments that has received Assistance to Firefighters Grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • GCHS class of 1959 to hold reunion

     GCHS class of 1959

    Grant County High School’s class of 1959 will be celebrating their 50 year class reunion on June 27 at Triple Crown Country Club.

  • Chautauqua program to feature Derby history

     James C. Claypool, professor emeritus of history at Northern Kentucky University, will bring an educational program to Grant County entitled “The Derby: A Celebration of Kentucky and Its Heritage” 

  • Heaverin, boy, Oct. 19

     

    Keith and Nicole Heaverin of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their second child.

    Parker William Heaverin was born at 2:29 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

  • Blackburn celebrates 100 years young

    Mary Sue Blackburn turned 100 years old on March 30. She was born in 1909 in Folsom, married Kell Blackburn on May 18, 1927 and had one child, Faywood Taylor.

    She is the oldest living out of all her sibilings. Blackburn loved to garden and would do everything in a dress and an apron. She made everything the family ate.

    “I can remember grandpa would go to the store for flour, tea, sugar, coffee, salt and pepper and that’s it,” said Rita Taylor her granddaughter.

    Blackburn was a housewife and worked on the farm.

  • Williamstown receives federal grant

    The Williamstown Fire Department saw a need to improve communication between firefighters, but it would cost a lot of money to correct.

    Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen requested the money through a grant and was rewarded for his efforts.

    Thanks to a federal grant for $155,532, the fire department can do just that.

    U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis presented the money to Whalen and Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

  • Angel Food order deadline nears

    Orders for Angel Food may be placed at Family Worship Centerin Williamstown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Special Ordering Times will be at Family Worship Center from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11. The deadline to order online is April 12. Orders may be placed at FWC until 3 p.m. April 13.

  • Wash, girl, Jan. 21

    Joel and Melissa Wash of Sanders announce the birth of their first child.

    Emma Noel Wash was born on Jan. 21, 2009.

    She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Fred and Judy Money of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are Patricia Jones of Owenton and the late Jimmy Wash.

     

  • KSP trooper honored for speed citations

    Kentucky State Police honored eight members of their agency who went above and beyond the call of duty to make the highways in the Commonwealth a safer place. The “Excellence in Highway Safety” Awards are based upon the highest number of occupant protection, speed, driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial vehicle citations written in 2008. An additional award was presented to the Public Affairs Officer who recorded the highest number of community education events relative to highway safety.