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Today's Features

  • Motivation was the key for Brian Melton.

    The Dry Ridge resident recently took the title of Biggest Winner in the four-week nutrition and fitness challenge sponsored by Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), Northern Kentucky Health Department and Grant County Extension Service.

  • Robert and Judy Atha celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 3.

    The Atha’s were married by the Rev. Robert Morris at his home in Grant County.

    They have three children, Larry Gayle of Georgetown, Gregory Lee of Dry Ridge and Allyson Stepp of Bromley. The couple has five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

    Robert is retired from Roadway Express and his wife, Judy, is a homemaker.

  • ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. June 28, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Williamstown Main Street Merchants - Noon. June 25, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call Mandy Green (824-4888) for more information.

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. July 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

  • Lowell and Elizabeth Thomas of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 23, 2010.

    They were married in Prestonburg, Ky.

    They have seven children, Christine Bryant of Williamstown, David Thomas of Mount Washington, Greg Thomas of Falmouth, Judy Smith of Owenton, Mark Thomas and Janet McKee, both of Dry Ridge and Bryan Thomas of Glencoe.

    The couple has 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

    Lowell is retired from the OPW Corporation and his wife, Elizabeth is a homemaker.

  • Grant County was well represented recently at the Keeping Children Safe Spirit Program.

    The annual awards program, held at Receptions in Erlanger, was presented by Community Collaboration for Children, Community Partnership for Protecting Children, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS).

    Two of the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and two Keeping Children Safe Spirit Award winners had Grant County connections.

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., June 21, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. June 19, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Austin Haubner, a resident of Dry Ridge, was honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as a YMCA Character Award recipient.

    All 40 YMCA Character Award honorees were recognized for exemplifying the YMCA’s core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They give of their time unselfishly to help others while wholeheartedly working to better themselves. They are leaders and role models, setting examples for younger generations.

  • Susan Calloway Nimersheim, director of the Grant County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)

  • Jerry and Kay Hicks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from noon to 2 p.m. June 20 at the Williamstown United Methodist Church, where they where married on Father’s Day, June 19, 1960.

    They have a son, Greg Hicks, and his wife, Joyce and a daughter, Sherry Mason and her, husband Tim. The couple has five grandchildren.

    Your presence and best wishes are appreciated, they request no gifts.

  • Howard Brewer, Jr., of Dry Ridge, was recently recognized by the American Hereford Association (AHA) for producing a cow named to the Dams of Distinction list.

    “These are the most efficient cows in the Hereford breed,” said Craig Huffhines, AHA’s Executive Secretary. “They have met the strictest requirements for early calving, reproductive efficiency, calving intervals of no greater than one year, and weaning weight ratios in he top end of the breeder’s herd.”