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Today's News

  • DAR holds annual awards ceremony

    The Captain John Lillard Chapter KSDAR, Dry Ridge, held their annual awards day reception April 11.

    The good citizenship awards were presented to the first and second place winners of the essay contest. The subject of their essay was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.”

  • Community Calendar 5-28-09

     

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Saddle club will meet at 7 p.m. May 28 at the new Grant County Extension office on Baton Rouge Road. New members welcome. For more information, call Lois Shuler at 620-4111 or shulerls@peoplepc.com.

    • The Grant County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. May 28 at the Williamstown City Building.

    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. June 2 at Noble’s Restaurant.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon June 3 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

  • Noteworthy Accomplishments

     

    Haines earns degree 

  • Hall, girl, Feb. 2

    Chris and KrisAnn Hall of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their fifth child.

    Aubrie Kate Hall was born at 7:04 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Patricia Willoughby of Dry Ridge and the late William Willoughby Jr.

    Her maternal great grandmother is Emma Willoughby of Williamstown.

    Her paternal grandparents are Mary Jo Keith of Dry Ridge and the late Tim Hall of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal great grandmother is Jean Ruby of Dry Ridge.

  • Brumback-Maddy to marry

    Bill and Susie Brumback of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth Brumback to Jamie Brian Maddy, son of David and Carolyn Nerl of Alexandria.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Stonewood Gardens in Falmouth. A reception will follow after the ceremony.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is also a 2006 graduate of Midway College. She is a second grade teacher at Southern Elementary in Falmouth.

  • Call her Dr. Jones

    Most people just call her Miss Della, but after last week she can be called Dr. Jones.

    Della Jones, Grant County’s oldest resident at 105 years young (soon to be 106 in July) was given an honorary doctorate degree from Kentucky State University.

    “Do you want to wear a robe?” she was asked of the traditional graduation attire.

    “Well, of course,” she was quick to reply.

  • Grant County Schools celebrate Cinco de Mayo

     To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, English as a Second Language (ESL) students had a party at the Grant County Library.

    Sherman Elementary third grader Olivia Valdovinos pours homemade orchata. 

  • Harris-Greene to wed

    John and Cindy Harris of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katrina Whitney Harris to Justin Lee Greene, son of Darrell and Donna Greene of Dry Ridge. The wedding is being planned at Grassy Run Baptist Church. The couple has not set a date.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Holmes High School. She is an elementary education major at Georgetown College.

    The groom is a 2003 graduate of Pendleton County High School. He is also a 2008 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He is employed by Great American Insurance.

  • Budget Crunch

    Grant County’s proposed budget for 2009-2010 tops $9.6 million, but there’s no money for extras.

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link said the county “can’t continue to cut the budget and deliver the services citizens have grown accustomed to.”

    For the second year in a row, Link asked all supervisors to take a cut. When that didn’t offset a $1.3 million deficit in the jail budget, Link asked them to take another cut.

  • Norman takes second at state in 800-meter

    In her final high school race, Natalie Norman pushed herself to do her best, knowing that she would finish as one of the top runners in the state.

    Norman set a personal record with a time of 2:15.25 in the 800-meter dash, coming in second behind Emma Brink of Sacred Heart, who set a state record with a time of 2:13.88.

    “I was a little disappointed, but I was happy with my race overall,” Norman said. “It’s a nice way to end my high school career. I’m excited to see how I run in college.”