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Today's Features

  • Air Force Airman Aaron M. Blackburn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Marshall Blackburn of Dry Ridge and a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • Tyler Hitchner, a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, graduated from ECHO Company 1st Battalion 414th Infantry Regiment on Nov. 5, at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

    Hitchner is currently attending a class for field artillery automated tactical data systems specialists.

    His father is Brad Hitchner of Dry Ridge and his sister is Jessie Hitchner of Ohio.

  • Army National Guard Pvt. Dakota W. Hunter has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Caroline Ransdell will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    The party is given by her family and no gifts are requested.

     

  • Army Pvt. Shane A. Wilson has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat.   He completed basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. in September, which was a nine-week course.

    He is the son of Hubert Allen Wilson of Crittenden and Cheryl Wilson of Independence.

    Wilson is a 2006 graduate of Simon Kenton High School.

  • Hi! My name is Audrey Cecile Browning.

    I was born on April 30 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    My parents are Carol Sullivan and Kevin Browning of Williamstown.

    My grandparents are Donald and Clara Gordon of Williamstown and Francis and Betty Browning of St. Augustine, Fla.

    My favorite things to do are rolling over and spending time with my big brother and grandma and grandpa and being outside.

     

  • Christopher J. Root, a 2008 Grant County High School graduate, enlisted with the United States Air Force on Sept. 23, 2008. He graduated from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 5, 2008. He is serving as an A10 Crew Chief at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Ga. Root has received an award for maintenance professional of the quarter, and will be promoted to a senior airman in March 2011. He is currently serving as a crew chief over Tactical Aircraft Maintenance with the 23rd AMXS in Afghanistan.

  • Hi! My name is Connor Riley Saylor.

    I was born on May 30, 2006 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

    My parents are Joshua Douglas Saylor and Ashley Lauren Lakes of Corinth.

    My grandparents are Doug and Lynn Lakes of Corinth and Bill and Kim Saylor of Dry Ridge.

    My favorite things to do are playing with my new little sister, McKynzie, going to preschool, playing outside and going to Nascar races with my papaw.

     

  • Tim Burgess, 22, of Williamstown attended the Jack Conway Rally held on the campus of the University of Kentucky Oct. 11.

    Burgess met up with President Bill Clinton. Clinton can be seen holding the photo of himself and Burgess taken at the White House in January of 1993, when Burgess was 4 years old.

    Over the years, the two have corresponded through the mail, but this was the first time they had seen each other in 18 years.

     

  • Donald and Thelma Tolle will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 29.

    They were married in Newport, Kentucky.

    The couple has four children: Donald Tolle II, of Williamstown, Barbara Bell of Owenton, Becky Hensley of Williamstown and Brenda Hartman of Sparta. They have 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    They are planning a trip to celebrate.

    Donald worked for Littleford Brothers for 30 years and retired from factory work in Florence. His wife, Thelma, worked for 15 years and is retired from CBS Temporary Services.