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Today's Features

  • Mike and Kim Newman of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristina Dailey to Christopher Ingram, son of Eddie Ingram of Dunlap, Tenn. and Debra Kinman of Corinth.

    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. William Church in Williamstown.

    A reception will follow at the church reception hall.

    The bride is employed as a caregiver and the groom is employed by A&P Heating and Air.

  • Dottie Rix said she is the Grandma Moses of Grant County.

    That’s how she describes her artwork. With dancing eyes and a vivacity about her that belies the patience necessary to paint, Rix says she has been drawing since she was in school.

    The Pocono, Pa. native has lived and drawn in Grant County for 20 years. Her latest exhibit was featured in July at the Grant County Tourism Center.

  • BOOSTER CLUBS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 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. Aug. 17 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon Aug. 13 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call meeting facilitator Debbie Stone at 824-7259 for more information.

  • Nicole Hankinson participated in Bonnie’s Third Grade Cabbage Program.

    Hankinson, the daughter of Glen and Debbie Hankinson of Williamstown, grew a cabbage that weighed 16 pounds, 6 ounces.

    She’s hoping the large cabbage will earn her a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants, a plant company from Union Springs, Ala.

    Bonnie Plants provided all third grade students a free cabbage plant. A contest winner will be chosen from each state and given a $1,000 savings bond. The state winner will be selected by a random drawing.

  • Billie Jo and Robert Stephen Neff Jr. were united in marriage on July 3, 2009 at the Peddicord Estates in Independence. Rev. Steve Hoffman officiated at the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of the late David and Lois Smith of Dry Ridge.

    The groom is the son of Robert S. Neff Sr., of Florence, and Marilyn Neff of Poplarville, Miss.

    The bride was given in marriage by her brothers, David, Glenn and Butch.

    Serving as maid of honor was Caitlyn Cox, daughter of the bride, of Dry Ridge.

  • Roots from the past...Spirit in the future. This is the new slogan, created by Elisa Rossi, for the 2010 Grant County tourism guide.

    Judy Mullins, director of Grant County tourism and convention commission, said there were about 30 different slogans for the board to pick from. They picked Rossi’s because they thought it represented Grant County well.

    “It’s good to remember history but also to acknowledge the future,” Mullins said. “I really liked how she used the word, spirit.”

  • LeeAnn True Norton and Shane Garland Ramey were united in marriage on April 4, 2009 at the Georgetown Baptist Church by Bernard Palmer.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Jane True Jones.

    Serving as maid of honor was Shawna Carlton, the bride’s best friend, of Stuart, Fla.

    Bridesmaids were Teresa Palmer and Maria Greene, both of Georgetown, and Becki Fraley of Mason, Ohio, all friends of the bride. Tanner Wells of Georgetown served as a junior bridesmaid.

    David Leach of Salt Lick, Ky., a friend of the groom, served as the best man.

  • Michael Sanders of Crittenden and Melinda Torrence of Cincinnati are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Sanders to Gannon Pettit, son of the late Darius and Sonnie Pettit of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at the JMB Hall.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a student at Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

  • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge will hold a community blood drive for Hoxworth Blood Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at the lodge hall in Crittenden. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with a signed parent consent), in good health, weighing at least 110 pounds. ID is required. Donors should eat a meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating. To schedule an appointment, go to www.hoxworth.org/masoniclodge or call 513-558-1616.

     

  • Jackson

    The Jackson family reunion will be held on Aug. 16 at the Welfare House (at the entrance of Grant County Park) in Crittenden.

    Lunch will be served between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

    There will be live music. All family and friends are invited.

    Simpson

    The Simpson family reunion, family of William Morgan and Katherine Flege Simpson, will be at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the Welfare House in Crittenden. Lunch will be served between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

    For more information, call Scotty Simpson at 859-393-1889.

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