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Today's Features

  •  ARTS

    • Community Enrichment Through The Arts (CETA) is sponsoring Shakespeare in the Park, a performance of Romeo and Juliet at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Grant County Park in Crittenden. The event is free and concessions will be available. Rain moves the performance inside the Welfare House. The Grant County Public Library will host a workshop with the performers at 5 p.m.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 694 meets at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.

  • Joe Stewart, 14, of Dry Ridge has signed an acting contract with Frederick Levy Management 101 of Los Angeles and Bryan Leder, BLT of New York.

    Stewart recently attended The Mike Beaty Talent Expo in Dallas with his agent, Jake Lang of Wings Model Management in Cincinnati. He received 16 callbacks, including Nickelodeon and Disney for his performances in monologue, cold read, two person scene, runway and athletic wear.

    He will be leaving later this month for New York where he will be auditioning for TV and film.

  • Mallory Bishop of Williamstown and Timothy Moffett of Crittenden were among the 80 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 38th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 12 through June 19 in Washington, DC.

    Selected on the basis of an application centered on academic achievement and community service, Bishop and Moffett were sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative.

  • Mike Franks and Rhonda Robinson of Crittenden announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Robinson to Adam Kincer, son of Cody Kincer and Lisa Myer of Butler.

    The bride is also the daughter of the late Rodney Robinson.

    Robinson is a nurse and will start pre-medical studies this fall in Denver, Co.

    Kincer is an airman in the U.S. Air Force based at Buckley AFB in Colorado. He returned in May from a tour of duty in Iraq.

  • • The Grant County High School Class of 1979 will be having their 30th class reunion in August.

    All invitations have been sent out, however, there are still some graduates who have not been located.

    If you have information or current addresses for the following: Matthew Colson, Paul Rayburn, Amanda West Long, Kathy Jarvis Thomas, Trudie Smith, Frances Stone Clifford, Billy Joe Abney, Debbie Scheck, Jeanette Bowin, Randy Hibbard, Darlene O’Hara, Judy Thomas Hibbard, Rick Browning, Todd Aylor, Brenda Fox Jones or Lisa Martin, call Karen Kinman at 859-445-8338.

  • Matthew and Nadia Vazquez-Berry of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Zeppelin Wolfe Vazquez-Berry was born at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 13, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 3.4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Gustavo and Virginia Vazquez of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandmother is Virginia Elkins of Temple, Texas and the late James Alton Garrett of Edmonton, Ky. and Gustavo and Gloriz Vazquez of Spain.

  • 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.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon July 29 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • W. Rodney McMullen has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Kroger.

    McMullen, the son of William and Henrietta McMullen of Williamstown, is a 1978 graduate of Grant County High School.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration and accounting in 1981. He received his master’s degree from UK in 1982.

    McMullen has been employed by Kroger for 31 years. He began his career as a store clerk and worked in a variety of jobs through the years.

  • The family of Tom and Clara Jones are hosting a 50th wedding anniversary open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at First Baptist Church, 53 South Norwich Road, Troy, Ohio.

    The couple were married on Aug. 1, 1959 at the home of the bride’s parents, the late Edgar and Mayme Steers of Dry Ridge.

    Tom is the retired superintendent of the Miami County Schools and Clara is a retired educator from the Troy City Schools.

    All friends and family are invited. The family requests no gifts.

  • Imagine Kay Bailey’s surprise when she brought home a blue ribbon from the 2008 Grant County Fair.

    It was only her first time to enter and she won first and second place ribbons for the handiwork.

    Bailey of Williamstown began quilting about four years ago in a homemaker club and she’s not stopped.

    “Sometimes it’s just a little project, but I keep busy, even though I am retired,” she said, with a laugh.