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Milestones

  • Tyler Tolle is serious about bringing a message to local teens

    Forget “High School Musical.”

    The Mason, Ohio-based Mishpachah, a drama/music group of high school students, will perform locally a production targeting teens dealing with abortion, alcohol, drugs, religion, sex and suicide.

    The three-hour musical “Dead Serious…about life” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at Grant County High School.

    Tickets are $8 in advance by calling 1-800-459-7268 or $9 at the door.

    Seventeen-year-old Tyler Tolle, a Williamstown High junior, is a cast member of the play.

  • Manger Ministries to host tea

    It all started with two young girls making potato chip sandwiches in the basement of Lawrenceville Baptist Church because they had nothing to eat at home.

    “Their older sister told them that if they wanted something to eat, they had to see what they had at church,” said Lisa Holt of Manger Ministry. “That was all we had there at that time. We saw there was a need so we developed Manger Ministry from that.”

    With support from the church and private donations, Manger Ministry is in its fourth year of providing food for community members in need.

  • Wallace - Breeden to wed

    George and Reda Lockwood of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cheryl (Sheri) D. Wallace to Randy W. Breeden, son of Virgil Breeden Jr. of Dry Ridge and the late Helen Breeden.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. May 9 at Knoxville Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at Grant County High School.

    The bride is a 1978 graduate of Simon Kenton. She is also a 2003 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by the Grant County Board of Education.

  • 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.