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Today's Features

  • Clyde Oliver is hanging up his scissors and shears after 50 years of cutting hair.
    That’s a lot of swept-up hair.
    Entering Clyde’s Barber Shop on Paris Street in downtown Williamstown is like being transported into a different era.
    Clyde mans the only barber’s chair in the shop and the focus is less on getting in and out and more on chatting with good friends.

  • 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.

  • Bethany Baptist
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 6:30 p.m. fellowship and Bible Study.
    • Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

  • When I served a church in Mississippi, I was the recipient of an amazing gift. A couple in my church knew that I was a fan (fanatical and crazy…according to my wife) of the Kentucky Wildcats.  They came to me after church one day and said, “Barry, we know how much you love Kentucky and though we can’t stand them, we want to give you two tickets to a basketball game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats.  

  • Every Thanksgiving we reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. We often come up with the same generic answers year after year, family, friends, church, often adding different organizations to our list. We all have this list. We were taught in kindergarten to make it and we have done so ever since, in our heads if not on paper. And there is nothing wrong with being thankful for our possessions but is that what Thanksgiving or “Giving Thanks” is really about?

  • Bethany Baptist
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 6:30 p.m. fellowship and Bible Study.
    • Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

  • After the March 2011 tsunami in Japan that killed nearly 20,000 people, a woman named Sue Plumb Takamoto was out clearing debris in a field in the coastal city of Ishinomaki.
    As she picked among the ruins, her eyes kept catching sight of the colorful shards of broken pottery, the only remains of the city’s tearooms and kitchens.

  • Bethany Baptist
    • Nov. 9 – Nov. 12 – Revival with Bro. Jared Gullian, the pastor of Victory Baptist Church at 7 p.m. There will be special music each evening.
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.

  • Although I personally don’t get the fascination with running races through mud, these days lots of people do.
    A few years ago, my two daughters did a mud race together. My oldest daughter, Alison, said the obstacles freaked her out and she doesn’t like climbing cargo nets and was leery of leaping over fire.

  • “Without faith it is impossible to please him,” proclaims the Bible in the 11th chapter of Hebrews. These words should penetrate all of our hearts as I would be the first to admit that the measure of faith that God has so graciously given to me could stand to be built upon. However, there is a particular area in our lives in which God has purposed for our faith to grow, and that can be found in the words spoken by the Centurion of Matthew 8:5-10.