Today's News

  • America is ‘Christian nation’

    When the tragic events of 9/11 transpired, Williamstown Christian Church Senior Minister Gary Swick was the administrator of a Christian school in Winchester, Ky.

    Swick says that Sept. 11, 2001 is a date much like that of Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.

    “We’ll all remember where we were and what we were doing on that day,” Swick said. “I had about 130 students, plus teachers that I was responsible for that day.”

  • United we stand in Christ

    “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

    This verse does not say in unity of religion, it does not say unity of race, it does not say unity of creed. It does say the unity of faith and in the knowledge of God. God is the head of the evangelical Christian faith.

  • Grant County Ministers to meet Sept. 12

    September’s Grant County Ministers meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the Family Worship Center in Williamstown.

  • Choir revival, Phil Cross concert set for Sept. 11

    The Crittenden Baptist Association Choir Revival will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Trinity Baptist Church in Falmouth.

    The choir will be led by Dove Award winning Gospel singer-song writer, Phil Cross, who will perform in concert at 11 a.m. at the church.

    The public is invited to attend both services. A free-will offering will be accepted.

  • Church Notes: September 8, 2011

    Cherry Grove Pentecostal Church of God
    • Sept. 24 – Homecoming dinner at 5:30 p.m.
    • Sept. 25 – Homecoming celebration at 2 p.m. with Dove Award Winning Christian recording artist, speaker and author, Ann Downing, formerly with the Bill Gaither Gospel Group.
    • Sept. 26-27 – Revival at 7 p.m.

    Corinth Christian
    • Thought for the week: If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump with them or be at the bottom to catch them?

  • What happened to patriotism?

    Wade Gutman was so moved by the events of 9/11, he went up and down the streets of Williamstown placing flags outside of businesses to show American pride.
    Judy Conrad, of Dry Ridge, has always considered herself patriotic, especially since she comes from a family with a history  of military service.
    “I think we’ve fallen into a rut,” Conrad said.”Until something else happens, people forget about patriotism.”

  • 'Love Out Loud' comes to county

    A Florida-based ministry will be partnering with local churches to show Grant County their “Love Out Loud” during three weekend events.
    Just For Him Ministries, which brought JamFest to Grant County in 2007 and 2008, is organizing two separate events at Grant County Park in Crittenden to reach students of all ages within the community.
    A middle school and high school event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 featuring free food, music and activities, including bounce houses.  

  • Check it out

     Have you ever tackled a simple (ha) remodeling project and nearly pulled your hair out?

    That’s what happened to David Giffels and his family, so instead of throwing in the towel, he wrote a book about the experience.

    Giffel’s novel “All The Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House” chronicles his journey into discovering what is really important in life. The story is told with side-splitting humor and wit as the Giffels attempt to restore a crumbling mansion.

  • Looking back

    • Sept. 13, 2001 – Community shocked
    by terroristic acts
    Mark Gordon, a former resident of Crittenden, recalled his time as a Marine who spent much of his time guarding Camp David, the presidential retreat in Somerset County, Penn. One of the hijacked planes in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks crashed about 85 miles away from Camp David.
    Gordon, who is now retired, also spent several years guarding embassies in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

  • Teachers struggle to explain events

    Shannon Maddox first heard the news through a phone call from a colleague.
    A plane had struck the World Trade Center in New York City.
    She immediately turned the television on in her Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary classroom
    It wasn’t long after that teachers were told to keep their students in their classrooms and no one was allowed to go outside.