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Today's Features

  • Skirvin

    The descendants of John and Annie B. Skirvin will hold the annual family reunion on Aug. 23 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

    Mulligan

    The descendants of George Lewis (1844-1923) and Mary William Ritchie (1850-1943) will hold their annual reunion on Sept. 5 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building.

    The reunion will start at 11 a.m. with a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    Attendees should bring a meat dish, covered dish, drinks and utensils to share.

  • Kylee Hall, 5, donated 13 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love Program. Kylee, the daughter of Chris and KrisAnn Hall of Dry Ridge, wanted to help children who lost their hair due to illness. She is a first grader at Dry Ridge Elementary. This was her first official haircut done by Janessa Fryman at J Salon, Dry Ridge.

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class David A. Barker Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Wanda Williams of Astor, Fla., and Gary Robinson of Lexington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Rose Robinson to Eugene Glenn Petty, son of Glenna Whaley of Florence and Bailey Petty of Walton.

    A spring wedding is planned.

    The bride attends Northern Kentucky University and is employed by the city of Dry Ridge.

    The groom is a 1984 graduate of Simon Kenton High School and is employed by DHL at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

  • 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.”