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Today's Features

  • BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Feb. 17 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

  • A journey begins with one step.

    For Beth and Ed Lorenz, former residents of Dry Ridge, that one step took them thousands of miles from home, family and even Kentucky.

    They are living in Vanuatu, an island in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. It was the site of the television series Survivor in 2004.

    How does a couple from the Bluegrass state find themselves living in a completely different culture with limited access to home and their families?

    For the Lorenz’s, it was the Peace Corps.

  • The Grant County Extension Office will host an hour long class on “Chocolate,” at noon Feb.9.  The class will be held at the extension office on 105 Baton Rouge Road.  Topics to be covered include: The origin and history of chocolate, the chocolate making process and types of chocolate, chocolate substitutions, melting, tempering and storing. Finally, that age old question will be considered: “Is chocolate good for you?”

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew S. Nelson 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 Kay Kindlesparger, of Salina, Kan., and Steve Nelson of  Dry Ridge.

  • International Fresh Faces of Kentucky, Baby Show and Fresh Face Search have discovered a new beauty from this area. She is Alexis Rose Moran, the 10 month old daughter of Humberto and Amber (Linville) Moran of Owenton.

    She entered the competition at the Florence Mall on Jan. 23, where she won prettiest smile, most beautiful, and on stage beauty and received three trophies, a crown, banner, and $100 in savings bonds to pay her registration fee to state finals in Louisville at the Hoiday Inn Hurstbourne on May 7-8, 2010.

  • There were five generations at the 2009 Gibson family reunion. Left, Brandon G. Gibson, 28, his mother B.J. Gibson, 45, right, standing, his grandfather Jerry B. Gibson, Sr., 65, lower, right, his son Brandon G. Gibson, Jr., 6, and Brandon’s great great grandma Claudie Gibson, 85.

  • In response to the rising unemployment rate in the Northern Kentucky area, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, in partnership with One Stop Northern Kentucky, is hosting a series of regional Job Fairs in January and February.

    The job fairs will be held:

    • Thursday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. in Carroll County (location to be announced).

    If you would like to participate in any of the job fairs listed, please contact Julie A. Stewart, Recovery Act Employment Facilitator, at 859-462-9277 or 859-292-2698, by Jan. 20.

     

  • The Grant County 912 Tea Party Group was among other Kentuckians who spent the day rallying in support of a 10th amendment Resolution, HR10, reaffirming state sovereignty on Jan. 21.      

    Zachary Greene attended the rally with his grandparents, Ann and Barry Greene of Crittenden. He is the son of Bart and Carol Greene of Crittenden.

  • Jonathan Radford and Melissa Smith of Bellevue are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Patrisha M. Piceno to Jonathan Davis, III, son of Jonathan Davis, Jr. and Glenda Buchanon of Indiana.

    The wedding is being planned for 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 in Cincinnati.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Dixie Heights High School and a homemaker.

    The groom is a 1993 graduate of John Adams High School and a 2001 graduate of Ivy Technical Community College.

    He is employed by Cargill, Inc.

  • Air Force Airman Amber R. Updike graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas where she completed an intensive eight-week program.

    Updike is now at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls completing her technical training for 14 weeks.

    Her home base will be Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing at Louisville.

    Updike is the daughter of Rod Updike of Dry Ridge and Robin Debruyn of Florence.