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Today's News

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Antioch
    Church of Christ
    • July 16 – July 19 – Evangelist Kyle Knarr with special music each night at 7 p.m.
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

  • When life doesn’t make sense

    There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.
    In these stressful situations, we can know that delays do not necessarily mean denial but could be an opportunity for us to stretch our faith and learn more about trusting God. There is a fascinating story found in Genesis chapter 22 about a man named Abraham and his wife Sarah.

  • Barnacles on plants are lichens

    Have you ever gotten blamed for something you haven’t done?  Most of us have experienced this and it is a dreadful feeling.  Well, there are a great many things we blame erroneously on one thing or another, and lichens are one of them. Lichens, often described as barnacles by worried gardeners, usually show up on woody plants after some sort of thinning or decline has occurred.  They are not the problem only the result of a change in the plant’s environment.

  • New health department district office allows for future of efficiency, collaboration

    Recently, the Northern Kentucky Health Department joined with Board of Health members, elected officials and other partner organizations to celebrate the ground breaking for our new district office on the campus of the Florence Government Center.

    Obviously, those involved in the years of research and planning leading up to the May 19 event were excited for construction to get underway, as are the more than 90 health department employees who will work from the new facility when it’s completed next winter.

  • Pet Journal: Attention seeking behavior

    Attention seeking behavior is one of the most frustrating and confounding behaviors experienced by dog owners. It can take many forms. Most common are jumping and nipping. However, there are many other behaviors designed to seek attention, including vocalizing, destructive chewing, and stealing.
    Dogs are pack animals. As such, it is natural for them to seek both companionship and contact.

  • Leach to compete in Miss University of Kentucky

    Hayley Leach, 18, of Dry Ridge, will compete in the Miss University of Kentucky  pageant on July 1.
    Leach is majoring in political science, writing and rhetoric and digital studies.

    Her ambition is to attend law school and become a special needs attorney. Her platform issue is “Autism Awareness-See the Able, Not the Label.”  

    Her talent presentation will be clogging to Michael Jackson’s “BAD”.
    Leach is sponsored by the Miss University of Kentucky Scholarship Organization and received a $400 scholarship.

  • GCHS junior attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Grant County High School junior KoryBeth Whitehead recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Whitehead and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 18-22 at the University of Kentucky.

  • Thompsons celebrate 50 years

    Jerry and Rita Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2017.

    Jerry and Rita were married at Knoxville Baptist Church.
    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2-4 p.m. July 2 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building in Williamstown. The couple request no gifts.

  • IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE
  • Laundry hamper left on stove causes fire

    A laundry hamper left sitting on top of a hot stove caused a kitchen fire at Williamsburg Square Apartments on June 19, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    Whalen said a babysitter and three children were home at the time of the fire, but successfully escaped the unit in time. Firefighters responded at about 1:50 p.m. and subdued the fire within 10 minutes after arriving.