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Today's Features

  • William Murphy’s first year at Pikeville College’s School of Osteopathic Medicine is a lot more than textbooks and lectures.
    The 22-year-old Williamstown native is headed to the Dominican Republic from July 5-12 on a week-long school mission trip with 16 fellow students and five doctors to run a town clinic.

  • Joshua Douglas Saylor and Adrea Lynne Powers of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their son.
    Kody William Douglas Saylor was born at 11:01 p.m. Jan. 24, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
    He weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    His maternal grandfather is Neil Powers of Elsmere. His paternal grandparents are Bill and Kimberly Saylor of Dry Ridge. His great grandmother is Faye Powers.
    Kody was welcomed home by his family.
     

  • Beuna “Pete” and Shirley Sebree Marksberry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 9 at the Farm Bureau in Williamstown.
    They were married on April 15, 1961.
    The Marksberrys have one son. The party is given by their son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Susan Marksberry.
    The couple has two grandchildren, Derrike and Harley Marksberry.
     

  • Jessica C. Macaya Switzer and Travis Switzer, along with their families, would like to invite family and friends to a reception in honor of their marriage, which took place March 25 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    The reception will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 2 at the home of Kenny and Sherry Ruby at 2295 Knoxville Road in Dry Ridge. Please RSVP by calling 824-6545.
     

  • The Grant County Saddle Club offers the following opportunities for horse enthusiasts:
    • April - The Grant County Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. on April 21 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

  • Anna Mary Kells Gordon likes most everything about her life—her entire 100 years.
    “Everybody always called me Anna Mary, by both names,” she said. “And I like my name.”
    “I’ve been in Grant County all my life,” Gordon said. “Born, raised and raised my family on Highway 36.”
    She was born March 19, 1911, the daughter of Bennie and Frannie Kells. She was one of three girls and three boys.

  • Chris Lawrence had a secret that the reserved, humble man didn’t share with many outside his close friends and family.

    Lawrence, a native of Williamstown and graduate of Williamstown High School, lived for 10 years with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores in the colon (large intestine) and rectum.

  • • St. William Catholic Church
    The annual Lenton Fish Fry has returned to St. William Catholic Church and continues through April 15.
    The meal, including battered cod, three sides, cornbread, dessert and a drink will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at 6 Church Street, off Waterworks Road. The cost is $7.50 per meal.
    Phone orders can be called in to 859-866-5107.

    • Family Tabernacle Church of God

  • The American Cancer Society is offering free makeup to female cancer patients at their Look Good Feel Better Session on April 18 at St. Elizabeth Grant County.
    Patients will learn how to enhance their appearance utilizing make up techniques. The session starts at 6 p.m. and is limited to the first 12 callers. Call the American Cancer Society to register at 859-647-2226.

  • The Grant County High School class of 1961 will have their 50th class reunion on May 28.
    Addresses for the following people are needed: Audrey Beagle, Kathryn Milner, Eddie Coulson, Joan Kerns and Helen Wynn.
    If anyone has these addresses, call Elsie Dever at 859-824-5945.