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  • One American flag flapping in the wind can be moving for most patriotic Americans, but 100 such flags with stars and stripes waving in close proximity can be breathtaking.
    Several years ago, the members of the Williamstown Woman’s Club were looking for ways to make a meaningful difference in the community, and they decided to display 100 American flags along Eibeck Lane for every veteran’s funeral held at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North (KVCN) in Williamstown.

  • Sometimes something as trivial as an empowering message or even a vibrant picture can turn around someone’s day for the better.

  • When talking about the retirement phase of life, it is often referred to as the ‘golden years:’ a time for rest and relaxation, but more and more grandparents are finding themselves back in the role of parenting.

    Far from kicking back and living a life of leisure, they are helping with homework, attending parent-teacher conferences and sometimes chasing after toddlers.

  • Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.  There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

  • Noodles
    Florentine
    Ingredients:
    8 ounces whole wheat egg noodles
    3 tablespoons butter
    4 tablespoons whole wheat flour
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
    2 cups fat-free milk
    2 cups low-fat cheddar cheese
    1 ½ cups diced, low sodium cooked ham
    10 ounces fresh spinach, cooked and drained
    ¼ cup bread crumbs
    Yield:
    8, 1½ cup servings

    Directions:

  • The women who attend the Loving Stitchers Club laugh easily and often, and just as quickly shed a tear as they recall difficult times and the encouragement they received from each other.

    The club, which meets every Friday at 10 a.m., is one of two specialty clubs that are part of the Grant County Extension programs.

    It is the newest club where women come together around swatches of colorful print fabric and humming sewing machines.

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  • From saving souls to shearing locks, Willie Ailstock sees similarities in pastoring and barbering.
    “I’ve always felt this profession (barbering) is a service profession,” he said. “You are serving your community and you should do it with a smile because you are enjoying it because you want to do it not because you have to.”
    Ailstock, who is the minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown, has opened his own barber shop next to Bruce’s Grocery in Mason.

  • A romance that sparked with the help of some Williamstown Elementary pen pals has led to the couple getting engaged.
    When WES third grade teacher Michelle Whaley and RTI coordinator Carleen Ficker were looking for a group of soldiers to write to so they enlisted the help of Ficker’s daughter, Kelly.
    The 27-year-old Butler, Kentucky native who lives in Seattle, Washington recalled meeting Captain John Benson, 27, at a cancer fundraiser.

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    This Another Place In Time photo features Jansen Smith, Jordan Saylor and Joey Saylor.  This photo was taken at Leo Saylor’s home in Crittenden.

    Thanks to Suzanne Saylor and Sue Covington of Williamstown for calling in and thanks to Glenna Smith for submitting the photo. 

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    15 Years Ago

     

    October 1, 1998

  • Veterans are heart, soul of country

     

    Veterans are the heart and soul of our country. Whether it’s the Marines, Air Force, Army, Navy or Coast Guard, they’re all veterans. They’re what make our country free, and freedom is not free. As a patriot, Thomas Paine said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave, and that my friend is the great U.S.A.


  • Grab your kayak or canoe and find out what it would be like to take a leisurely Saturday morning ride around Northern Kentucky’s largest lake as Paddle Williamstown Lake returns on Saturday, Aug. 25.
    Williamstown Lake will host the second Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

    All power boat/jet ski traffic will be restricted during this time.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner was pleased with the first event and hopes to show off the lake to even more participants this year.

  • Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton hopes caution is the rule when local families celebrate this year’s Fourth of July, especially since a small spark from a sparkler could touch off a large grass or brush fire in these dry conditions.

  • When Kim Haubner of Dry Ridge was sitting by her father’s bedside as he spent his last days battling cancer, she thought about people needing a little hope, especially when they were facing life’s trials.

    “It just kept gnawing at me and I knew I had to do something,” said the woman, known for helping out family and friends.

    For the last eight years, she’s organized an annual event known as the County Christmas Party that  helped families with Christmas trees and gifts.

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    This APIT photo features the 1976 Mets, including (front row), from left: Tony Wallace, Rick Courtney, George LaChance, Scott Arnold, Matt O’Neill, Scottie Schaffer and Mike Ackman. (back row) from left: Coach Rusty Arnold, Tracy Courtney, Bruce Poor, Greg Whaley, Terry Jacobs, Tommy Hammonds, Chuck Courtney, Tyler Arnold, Mark Courtney and Rick Mulberry. Thanks to Margaret Poor of Williamstown for providing the photo and Lisa Pelfrey of Dry Ridge, Rusty Arnold and Bonnie Northcutt for calling in guesses.