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Today's Features

  • Raquel Tracy, 11, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky pageant to be held June 28, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. The pageant is held for girls ages 10 through 12.

    The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.

    Tracy’s activities include cheerleading and gymnastics. She also enjoys playing with her baby sister Tessa.

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    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Williamstown City Building.

  • Grant County leaders of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host their 11th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at Williamstown High School March 28. The event, sponsored by the Eagle Creek Gobblers Chapter, promotes wild turkey conservation.

    “For many turkey hunters, this event ranks right behind hunting,” said Gregg Stith, chapter president. “The event is a chance for the community of hunters to get together and talk with friends, make new friends, encourage folks new to the sport and get the latest information on conservancy and wildlife in the area.”

  • Larry and Jane True Jones of Corinth and H. Gary and Sis G. Norton of Fairfield, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leann True Norton to Shane Garland Ramey, son of Gary and Debbie Ramey of Salt Lick, Ky.

    The bride is the granddaughter of the late John and Myra True of Corinth and the late Herman Norton and Opal Norton Gruen of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. April 4 in Georgetown.

  • Barry and Barb Hale of Williamstown, will celebrate their 21st anniversary on March 19.

    The couple were married by Judge Schroeder in Covington.

    The Hales have two children. Their names are Chris and Kasey Hale.

    Barry works at Jiffy Lube. His wife, Barb, works as a housewife.

  • Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time, but it can be overwhelming. There are countless books, websites and family members offering advice; but it is nice for new and expectant mothers to have experts available to answer specific questions and ease anxiety.

    The fifth annual Baby Expo is the place for new and expectant mothers (and fathers) to have their questions answered and fears lessened while socializing with other parents. This year’s festivities are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 9 at Dry Ridge Elementary School.

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    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Celebrate everything Irish at the Grant County Public Library. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the library is hosting a limerick contest for adults and teenagers with the winning entry being published in the Grant County News. The limerick must be about the library or a favorite activity at the library. Submissions must be turned in to the library by March 16 and include a name and phone number. Call 824-2080 for details.

  • The Cub Scouts of Pack 318 held the Annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 31 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    All the scouts worked hard on their cars and were full of excitement on race day. For the first and second place winners of each den, they get to race their cars again in the district competition.

  • First, she was crowned Grant County High School’s 2008 Homecoming queen, then she was invited to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

    Now, Felicity Spicer, a senior at GCHS, has been selected as a finalist for Kentucky’s 29th annual Homecoming Queen Selection, which will be held April 18 and April 19 at the Executive Inn West in Louisville.

    “It’s all been so amazing and unexpected,” said Spicer, who has a 100-watt smile that lights up a room. If the smile doesn’t garner attention, then her singing voice will.