Today's News

  • Scouts journey to Kentucky’s falls

    Boy Scouts Troop 712 and their families just returned from their annual Family Campout, along with Cub Scout Pack 318.

    This year they ventured to Cumberland Falls and Eagle Falls. Those pictured at Eagle Falls are, in back: Leader Roy Osborne and Ben McClelland; next, left: Shane Redmond, Lance Holland, Jeffrey Kinman, Nicky Dalton, Bev Stepp and Kelly Holland.

  • Voelker, girl, June 21

    Brian and Jennifer Voelker of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their daughter.

    Sandra Marie Voelker was born at 5:37 p.m. on June 21, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
    Her maternal grandparents are David Dawson and Rita Elam of Ohio. Her paternal grandparents are Judy Voelker of Crittenden and the late Thomas Voelker.

    Sandra was welcomed home by her big brothers, T.J. Volelker, 17, and Samuel Cox, 10 and her big sister, Amber Voelker, 15.

  • Traft graduates basic training

    Army Pvt. Adam J. Traft has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Upcoming events: July 28, 2011

    Cherry Grove Pentecostal to host golf scramble
    The Cherry Grove Pentecostal Church of God will hold a golf scramble beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.

  • Facebook Featured Fan July 28, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Greg Davis

    I live in . . . Anderson Township, Ohio

    About me . . . I’m a sixth grade language arts teacher at Harrison County Middle School and a professional wedding and sports photographer on the side with G S Davis Photography. My parents live in Grant County and I often read the Grant County News.

    The Facebook Featured Fan is chosen at random each week. To be eligible, sign up as a fan of the Grant County News at www.facebook.com/Grant CountyNews.

  • Which one was the nut?

    July 13 was an absolutely beautiful day. It was the first day in the long stretch of sticky, hot summer days in Grant County when the humidity was actually bearable.

    I actually found myself doing something that I don’t get to do near enough. I left the cool comfort of my corner office and was driving Grant County’s picturesque backroads.

    My mission: Find people and talk to them. Find photos and take them and that’s what I did.

  • A miracle: My look into being a new uncle

    It came as an unexpected phone call on a warm Wednesday afternoon that my sister, Beth, was going to be having her baby.

    The butterflies in my stomach began churning away, as I knew that I was going to be holding my niece or nephew that night, as both Beth and Claus didn’t want to know the sex of the baby before he/she was born.

    I drove from the Grant County News office all the way up to Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati anticipating the moment I would see the baby’s face.

  • Manger Ministries to hold clothing give-away July 29-30

    Manger Ministries, operated by Lawrenceville Baptist Church, located on Ky. 1993 in Corinth, will be closing their clothing closet until the construction of a new building to house the ministry is completed.

    The public in invited to browse their inventory and take what they need absolutely free from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29-30. Call Lisa at (859) 462-2362 for more information.

  • Dry Ridge Presbyterian commemorates 220 years

    The congregation that is now Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church began 220 years ago this August.  

    To commemorate this event, the church will host a free organ concert at 2 p.m. on Aug. 7, featuring the only pipe organ in Grant County.  
    Diana Webb, retired organist and music director from Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell, will be the guest organist for this concert. After the 25 minute concert of familiar organ music, there will be a short intermission followed by a “Hymn Sing” of old, familiar hymns.

  • Church Notes: July 28, 2011

    Christ Community Assembly of God
    • July 28-30 - About a dozen ladies going to our Women’s Ministries Retreat.
    • July 31 – Randall and Carolyn Clay will be ministering on the family and marriage at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and hear this timely message.
    • Aug. 20-24 - Ben Holloway will be with us for a revival. The meetings start at 7 p.m. except for Sunday, which starts at 6 p.m. There will be special prayer for healing and other needs each night.