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Milestones

  • Local band needs public’s help to earn spot on festival’s main stage

    If it was not for Jesus, Dusty Murphy said he would not be alive today.

    The 28-year-old Crittenden man was one of four teens arrested in late 1998 for arson at several Grant County churches.

    A five-year prison term and a newfound commitment to God has led to a transformation in Murphy’s life.

    “Life as a drug-addicted, alcoholic Satanist was one that was devoid of all hope,” he said. “Every dream was shattered at some point, and I had no reason to exist. Now, I have a family, hopes, dreams and in short, a life.”

  • Glenn, girl, Feb. 18

    Dennis and Amber Glenn of Dry Ridge are proud to announce the birth of their first child.

    Keegan Faith Glenn was born at 7:47 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighted 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Teresa Bagby of Florence and C.T. Bagby of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are David Sr. and Dottie Glenn of Florence and Darlene Tharp of Corinth.

  • Miss Teen Derby Day contestants

    Six young ladies will be vying for the title of Miss Teen Derby Day at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1 at Williamstown High School. Contestants include Katelyn Turner, Courtney Jaconette, Rebekah Brewer, Hannah Kinsey, Sierra Clark and Dakota Trenary (not pictured.) Seven ladies have entered the Miss Derby Day contest. Those contestants include Shelby Horn, Lindie Huffman, Stacey McIntosh, Melissa McLeod, Olivia Shawmeker, Chelsea West and Emily Wright. The winner of Miss Derby Day and Miss Teen Derby Day will be crowned after the parade on May 2.

  • Brenda Wilson joins Ky. Humanities Council board

    Brenda L. Wilson of Williamstown has been elected to the Kentucky Humanities Council board of directors.

    As a member of the 23-person volunteer board, Wilson will help set council policies, award project grants to community organizations and participate in fundraising to help the council meet the growing demand for its programs. She will serve a three-year term, with a second three-year term optional. Based in Lexington, the council and its community partners invest more than $1 million a year in support of public humanities programs throughout the state.

  • Five generations gather

    Five generations of Georgina Satterwhite’s family gathered recently. Pictured are left to right, Joe Parker, great grandfather, Georgina Satterwhite, great great grandmother, Peggy Coleman, grandmother, Carson Webster, son and Mandi Webster, mother.

     

  • 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).