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Today's Features

  • ARTS

    • The CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Grant County Tourism office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. July 20 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon July 22 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 22 at Noble’s.

    CLUBS

  • What started as a temporary job, only filling in when needed, became a career for Linda Daugherty.

    Daugherty spent 28 years in a small room. She battled snakes once and bad weather during the winter.

    If she needed to use the restroom, she had to leave the building and go across the street. Once she had to operate out of a mobile unit with a portable heater to keep warm, but through it all, she never missed a day of work, other than for a vacation.

  • Harper Mackenzie Mann celebrated her second birthday June 7. Seventy six people attended the birthday party, which was held at her house. Harper is the daughter of Tim and Holly Points Mann, of Dry Ridge.

  • The Grant County Historical Society will meet on July 20 at the Senior Citizens Center in Williamstown.  

    The program will be  “Signers of the Declaration of Independence” presented by Paul Simpson, of Grant County, winner of the 2008 Kentucky DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History Award. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the program begins at 6:45, followed by the business meeting. Cost for dinner is $7.50.  If planning to come for dinner, please call 824-9202 for reservations.

     All who are interested in history are welcome.

  • The B. L. Ballard Scholarship is given by the Williamstown Kiwanis to a graduate of Williamstown High School who is a junior or senior in college. The scholarship is named for B.L. Ballard, who felt it was important to provide financial help to an upper class person after possible scholarship and aid had been spent.

    The recipient is chosen based on financial need, achievements, community/college involvement and grade point average.

    Applicants should provide the following:

    A transcript – showing at least completion of 60 hours of college credit.

  • On July 1 through July 3, the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show was held at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Hundreds of riders from across the state traveled to compete in this show.

    Emily Wright, the daughter of Mike and Patsy Wright of Dry Ridge, rode her horse, Sand Easy Jet, to the top in two classes. For the second consecutive year, she won barrels and with the fastest time of the day she won pole bending.

    She also brought home grand champion honors for the week.

  • ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Woman’s Club is hosting an evening with John Domaschko, president of Strategic Initiatives Vision 2015, at 7 p.m. July 9 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. Domaschko will share the history, vision process, goals and projects relating to Vision 2015 and how this impacts the region. The public is invited.

  • Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan H. Kelly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Kelly studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Jamie and Dustin Fryar of Williamstown announce the birth of their child.

    Daniel Gordon Fryar was born at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 13 at St. Elizabeth South Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Reynae and Chris Lockhart of Wiliamstown and David and Lorraine Rice of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Norma Mattingly and the late Stephen Madewell and Pat Madewell of Cincinnati.

  • Timmy and Traci Maines of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their son.

    Jackson Ryan Maines was born at 2:16 p.m. May 27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighted 7 pounds and 10.6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Clayton Baker of Independence and Gail Baker of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Joe and Shirley Haas of Taylor Mill.