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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 12-25-08

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Dec. 31 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

  • Kinman, twins, Sept. 25

    Casey and Kristi Kinman of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their twins.

    Emmy Lynn and Tucker Lee were born at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2008 at St. Luke Hospital.

    Emmy Lynn weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Tucker Lee weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 inches long.

    Their maternal grandparents are David and Pam Pennington of Dry Ridge.

    Their paternal grandparents are Arthur and Pat Kinman of Dry Ridge.

    Emmy and Tucker were welcomed home by their cousins, Brailynn and Cole.

  • Dry Ridge adopts rules governing alcohol

    The Dry Ridge City Council took the next step Monday, Dec. 15, in making the city moist.

    The council heard a first reading of an ordinance allowing alcohol sales by the drink at restaurants and dining facilities with a seating capacity of at least 100 people and which derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

    The ordinance comes after voters passed a local option to allow alcohol sales in the November election.

  • Governor to visit Dec. 18 at GCHS

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will be bringing his “Beshear About Kentucky” tour to Grant County at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Grant County High School.

    The public is invited to attend this town hall meeting.

    A donation of non-perishable food items is requested. These will be given to Manger Ministries, an outreach program of Lawrenceville Baptist Church.

  • Officers play Santa

    Before he picked out a toy or anything for himself, Devon placed pink roses in the Wal-Mart shopping cart to take to his mother, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Devon was just one of several of the 21 children selected for the 2008 Shop With A Cop program who chose presents for his family before choosing something for himself.

    “It’s always amazing to me,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills. “It’s not about them. They want to buy something for their brothers, sisters, or mom and dad.”

  • Wreaths across America

    Three women braved the wind, rain and cold Monday, Dec. 15, to place Christmas wreaths at each of the 49 grave sites at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    The show of gratitude was a part of Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that began more than 15 years ago when Worcester Wreath Company started placing wreaths on the headstones of fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Suspected grave robber thwarted

    Sandra Lilly hadn’t put a Christmas tree on her son’s grave for fear it would be stolen like the other decorations she’s lovingly placed in Hill Crest Cemetery since her son’s death in May.

    “I told my husband that he had to have one because it’s tradition at our house since Josh was little to have a tree and keep it lit all night on Christmas Eve so Santa could find our house, but I didn’t want it to end up like the other stuff – just gone,” she said.

  • Message of Christmas changes with age

    The holidays seem a little bit different this year to me.

  • Flege-Marshall set date

    Jewell Martin and the late Randall Martin, and Debra Peters and Robert Flege, both of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Flege, to Jeffrey Marshall Jr., son of Rebecca Marshall Jones and Jeff Marshall Sr. and Ralph and Georgia Marshall, both of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2001 graduate of Williamstown High School.

  • Lanter celebrates 90 years

    Ann Lanter’s 90th birthday on Nov. 16, 2008 was celebrated by members of the Faithful Workers Sunday school class at Dry Ridge Baptist Church, a class she taught until a few months ago.

    Post 6 Kentucky State Police retired troopers, officers and staff attended as well. Lanter retired from Post 6 in Dry Ridge.

    Family members and friends attended the celebration and shared punch, cake and other delicacies with Lanter.