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  • FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON
  • CAPITOL COMMENTS

    With less than two weeks remaining in the 30-day 2013 session of the General Assembly, there is still much work to be done by lawmakers.
    Newly-elected legislator Rep. Brian Linder, Dry Ridge-R, shares some insight into the session so far and issues at hand in the days ahead.

    With less than two weeks remaining in this short session, how would you assess how things have gone in the General Assembly and what progress still needs to be made?

  • H.O.P.E.

    What started as a vision to help those in need has turned into a reality that has grown beyond Kim Haubner’s imagination.
    The Grant County resident started H.O.P.E (Helping Out People Everywhere) just over a year ago.

  • PROTECTING CHILDREN

    Child welfare has not only been Joel Griffith’s career, it’s been his life-long passion.

  • SOPHIE AND JAMES PENNINGTON - 62 YEARS - NOV. 3, 1950

    A family connection sparked the relationship between James and Sophie Pennington that has ignited into 62 years of marital bliss.

    “I think my sister was married to his brother,” said Sophie, sitting in her chair alongside her husband.

    The Dry Ridge couple, who met in Clay County, married Nov. 3, 1950.
    The ceremony was held just down the road from their current home at Sherman Baptist by Pastor Kelly Kennedy.

  • THELMA AND ELTON SOUDER - 63 YEARS - JULY 7. 1949

    Elton and Thelma Souder of Dry Ridge have been married for 63 years.  
    “We were married for two years and I got my summons from Uncle Sam,” said Elton.

    He served in the United States Air Force.
    The couple has three children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

    They are both from the Cincinnati, Ohio. They were married in Latonia by Pastor Bernie Wolfe.

  • ELAINE AND JIM THOMAS - 64 YEARS - APRIL 23, 1948

    Jim Thomas can still recall the sight of his bride, Elaine, walking down the stairs of her parents home on April 23, 1948.

  • MOST WANTED:

    A Grant County couple who were two of Kentucky State Police’s Most Wanted have been arrested on abuse charges.

    Donald and Debbie McDaniel of Williamstown turned themselves in to the Grant County Detention Center on Feb. 12 and were lodged in jail.
    Donald McDaniel, 66, faces six counts of sexual abuse and three counts of criminal abuse.
    Debbie McDaniel, 55, has been charged with three counts of criminal abuse.

  • Grant sweethearts celebrate 63+ years

    Mendola Colson met her husband, Jess, when his sister introduced them.

    “I went to school with her and she just brought him along one day so I could meet him,” Mendola said.

  • VIRGINIA AND RUSSELL WARMAN - 66 YEARS - OCT. 26, 1946

    On Oct. 26, 1946, Russell and Virginia Warman of Demossville, were married by Rev. Smith at the preacher’s house in Covington.
    Russell served three years in the military just before he met Virginia.

    “It was a friend of a friend of a friend thing,” said Russell.
    Since that time, the couple has had six children, five boys and one girl.  From those six children, they have 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.