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Today's Features

  • Troy D. Lawrence of Dry Ridge is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 19 million registered Angus.

  • My special Valentine is George, my inspiration to keep going and live each day to the fullest. He is my husband, my companion and my rock when obstacles and challenges seem they can never be resolved.

    Although, he is permanently disabled, he is the one person I can count on to bring a smile to my face and to tell me that the obstacles and challenges can be overcome with a little effort.

    He is in the fifth and final stages of Parkinson’s disease.

  • The following classes will be taught at the Grant County Extension Service, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.
    • Bed Bug Bedlam
    How to prevent and get rid of bed bugs will be taught from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 7 at the Grant County Library. This class is co-sponsored by Grant and Kenton County Extension Services. Call the Grant County Extension office to register.
     • Quilting Classes
    Quilting classes will be taught from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month.

  • GCHS Class of 1996 planning reunion
    The Grant County High School Class of 1996 will hold their 15-year reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, at the Double Tree Inn, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
    The cost is $35 per person and includes a buffet dinner and entertainment. Reservations should be made immediately. Please RSVP, with payment by check made payable to Gena True, 5085 Waynesville-Jamestown Road, Jamestown, Ohio 45335.
    For more information, call Amanda Naranjo at 859-823-1027.
    Donations needed for Adams Benefit

  • Elizabeth Ann Ives and Steven Nelson Hamm were united in marriage on Oct. 8, 2010 at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
    The bride is the daughter of Don and Patty Geers of Dry Ridge and Steve and Deborah Ives of Mt. Zion. The groom is the son of Rick and Audrea Hamm of Ludlow.
    David Spears officiated at the ceremony.
    Serving as matron of honor was Stephanie King of Lexington, sister of the bride.

  • Captain Dainel and Katie Thomas of Fort Rucker, Ala. would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Tucker Nelijah Thomas was born at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 12 at a Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Tim and Lee McIntosh of Owenton and Greg Cope of Danville.
    His paternal grandparents are Denise Thomas of Dry Ridge and the late Denny Thomas.
    His maternal great grandparents are Tommy and Rachel Sharp and his maternal great great grandmother is Mildred Acree.

  • Boy Scout Troop 715 attended the Trailblazer District’s Winter Camp-o-ree in Carrollton Jan. 14-16. This year’s theme was Gold Rush Days and the boys got to participate in several events, including a quadathlon, featuring BB guns, archery, slingshots and horseshoes.
    The boys had to make their own sled, snow shoes and marshmallow guns prior to the campout. Each boy had to bring at least one nonperishable food item to be donated to the Northern Kentucky Food Bank/Mission to demonstrate scout-like kindness and helpfulness.


  • I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months, if I keep them out of direct sunlight. One plant is like 10 fresh cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.
    Valentine’s favorite


  • I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months, if I keep them out of direct sunlight. One plant is like 10 fresh cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.
    Valentine’s favorite

  • The subject of love or even strong like may make some first grade students  squirm  or even stick out their tongue, but if you want to know an honest answer to a simple question, then ask a child. With Valentine’s Day looming, here are the responses the News staff received from first grade students in Grant County and Williamstown schools.