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Today's Features

  • David Owens is outstanding in his field and he has the title to prove it. The music and band director at Grant County High School has been given the highest honor awarded a band director in the state of Kentucky.

    Owens was named the 2010 Outstanding Young Band Director by the Kentucky Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Band Masters Fraternity at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association’s annual conference in Louisville in February.

  • Army National Guard Pfc. Christopher M. Jump has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the U.S. They go through a series of in-processing procedures and training classes that prepare them for skills and situations they may face in their deployed environment.

  • Dry Ridge resident Robyn Fischesser is sharing her favorite recipe for Snickerdoodle Muffins with other hometown cooks at Just a Pinch Recipe Club, the new online recipe community created for and by cooks in hometown America.

    Fischesser has taken a traditional cookie recipe and added her own unique twist to create a fun-to-eat muffin.

    “She has been an avid and early participant in the Just A Pinch Recipe Club,” said Mary Leanderts, club representative.

  • CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

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

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 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.

  • Bill Lainhart and Christine D. Sharp would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Sharp is the daughter of Bill Grimes of Lancaster and Glenda Grimes of Nicholasville.

    Lainhart is the son of Sid Lainhart of Florence and Marlene Lainhart of Williamstown.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for 4 p.m. on April 10, 2010 at the Jones farm in Corinth.

  • Belinda Furman, a fourth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary, achieved National Board Certification on March 2 at a recognition ceremony held at the state capitol in Frankfort for new receipients.

    Furman has been teaching since 2000 when she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Kentucky University. In 2004, she received her master’s degree in instructional leadership from EKU.

    She began working on  National Board Certification during the 2008-2009 school year.

  • Kentucky Southern Baptists are putting feet to their prayers and embarking on a door-to-door evangelism initiative with the goal of reaching 85 percent of all adults in the state. The denomination’s push, called “Find it here,” began March 6 and will lead up to Easter Sunday, April 4. They are also running 30-second TV advertising spots, in some areas, to coincide with the boots-on-the ground effort and have purchased billboards and radio time in Spanish.

  • Jessie Rider celebrated her 97th birthday on March 5 at a party in her honor in Williamstown. She was surrounded by friends and her nephew, Tony Epperson. They enjoyed cake, ice cream and sung old songs.

  • ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts - 6:30 p.m. March 22, Grant County Tourism Office, 149 N. Main, Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

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

    Corinth Lions Club - 6:30 p.m. March 24, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Williamstown Main Street Merchants - Noon - March 23, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call Mandy Green (824-4888) for more information.

  • The Fifth District Student Art Show was held at the Grant County Library on Feb. 27.

    Marlene McComas, fifth district Woman’s Club vice governor, hosted the event.

    Only three of the six clubs participated due to extreme weather conditions. Williamstown Woman’s club was represented in five of 12 categories.

    Jessica Holtman, a student at Grant County High School, captured first place for her pencil portrait and second in the painting category.