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Today's Features

  • Imagine being burdened under a heavy load, trudging around in a war-torn hostile terrain. Dirty, dead-tired, nerves on edge, and you’re not even sure that there is one soul who cares about the sacrifices you’re making.

    Your lips are  cracked and burning. What you would give, just for something to soothe them?

    That’s where Santa’s elves, from Crittenden Baptist Church, come in. They are busy making sure that local military personnel know they’re not forgotten. These elves are not working at the North Pole, they’re stationed in Crittenden and they work year-round.

  • It’s not even officially winter yet, but Old Man Winter has shown up anyway.

    Grant County received 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, but more snow and freezing rain are headed this way.

    According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, there is an 80 percent chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet blowing into Grant County before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. The snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to 2 inches.

  • The pint-sized boy in a red shirt with blond hair had his eye out for bargains.

    “No, that’s too much,” he said, checking a price tag.

    “No, I can’t spend that,” he said, repeatedly as he cruised up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 11 during the annual Shop With a Trooper program that helps families in need.

  • Carolyn Maupin can never forget the Prisoners of War.

    To honor this country’s POWs, Maupin laid a bright green wreath with a large red bow, at the POW flag at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown on Dec. 11 during the Wreaths Across America ceremony.

  • Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church is offering a mix of history and holiday cheer Dec. 22 during its Christmas Candlelight Service.
    The church’s historic pipe organ, built more than 130 years ago, will be played during the 7 p.m. service by Edward Walter, music director at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Newport.
    Famed abolitionist Cassius Clay pledged in 1856 to buy a pipe organ for the congregation of Elder William Conrad of Grant County after Conrad helped save Clay from a group of men who intended to harm him.

  • Dec. 17-17 - Annual live nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. The church is located on Highway 467, a half-mile from the Grant County-Pendleton County line.
     

  • Camp Northward
    • Of all the things Christmas is, perhaps the best part is a time of reflection. Remember the gift of the Christ Child, but also remember Christmases of your past, family and friends, (some who are gone); reminisce about your children and anticipate your grandchildren. Take time to reflect on the inside too. Do the people you encounter know that the love and joy of Christmas (Christ) lives within you all year long?

    Clark’s Creek Baptist

  • Scott Wilson has been appointed as an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Grant County at the Dry Ridge Agency. Wilson’s appointment was announced in Louisville by John Sparrow, vice president of agency support and marketing for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.
    Wilson attended Western Kentucky University and, prior to joining Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, worked for 14 years in the wholesale drug business as a sales representative.

  • Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2010 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Fall Meeting held Nov. 9-10 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the meeting and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The meeting included training for the clerks and offered 6.5 hours of continuing education credit.
    Meeting the Challenge was the theme of the event.