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Today's Features

  • Stephanie McKee and Bud Wayne Vance of Glencoe would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Justin Wayne Vance was born at 10:33 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Florence. He weighed 5 pounds and 10.1 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Harold and Janet McKee of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Lowell and Elizabeth Thomas of Dry Ridge; Bill and Mildred McKee of Salt Lick; and Bob and Sue Whalen of Falmouth.

  • Falling just short last year, Taylor Stith was determined to win first place in the 2008 Adopt-A-Highway poster contest.

    That determination paid off when the junior at Williamstown High School was selected the winner of the 15 to 17-year-old age group.

    Stith placed second in the same category in 2008.

    “I was really surprised,” she said. “I looked at everybody’s work who was in the class and they were 10 times better than they were last year. I was thinking the whole time that I wasn’t going to place. I was really excited.”

  • Hi! My name is Addyson Caroline VanHolten of Dry Ridge.

    I was born on July 23, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    My parents are Mark and Karen VanHolten.

    My grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Howard of Dry Ridge, and Gloria VanHolten of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Jim VanHolten of Ark.

  • BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 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. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 14.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Jan. 16 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

  • ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

  • CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 694 meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Jan. 6 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 694 meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.

  • Eleven-year-old Brittany Nelson knows the value of hard work and how to make it pay off.

    For the past two years she’s won first place in the horse show at the Kentucky State Fair. She was hoping to make it a three-peat. While she didn’t win first place in 2009, Nelson and her horse, Storm, managed to capture second place honors.

    Brittany is the daughter of Gene and Debbie Nelson of Dry Ridge. She is a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School.

  • The Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association elected the 2010 officers at its general membership meeting Nov. 17 at the Galt House East in Louisville. The officers were sworn-in at the Quarterly Executive Board Meeting at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort on Dec. 3 by Rep. Royce W. Adams, D - Dry Ridge.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell L. Link was chosen by his peers to serve as president. Link has been active within the association for many years. He has served as Grant County judge-executive since 1999.

  • ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Dec. 30 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • A resident of Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center has received over 100 Christmas Cards, with more on the way.

    “More cards came in today’s mail,” said Somer Hurston, nursing home administrator.

    Grant Manor has been home to Dessie Mardis since 2005, but old friends have not forgotten her.

    The Christmas card campaign was instigated by Mardis’ former home health caregiver, Carol Doane.