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Georgetown dedicating Grant statue Saturday

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Jay Hanselman
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Georgetown will dedicate a statue Saturday honoring Ulysses S. Grant, who spent part of his childhood in the village about 50 miles east of Cincinnati.

Village officials and historians worked for several years on getting a statue to honor Grant.  It’s located in the downtown area next to the historic Brown County Courthouse.

Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in 1822 and his family moved to Georgetown about a year after we was born.  He lived there until age 17 when he left for the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Grant led the Union Army at the end of Civil War and accepted the surrender of southern General Robert E. Lee. 

Grant was elected President in 1868 and was re-elected to a second term in 1872.

The dedication program begins Saturday at noon.  It will include remarks about Grant’s learning experiences in Georgetown and his leadership and lasting impact on U.S. military practices. 

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered. Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.