Today's News

  • Church News 12-9-10

    • ‘Joy to the world, the Lord has come . . .’ Joy, found in a relationship with Christ is like no other joy that can be found.    Though many today are not ‘interested’ and consequently have little or no joy in life, God really did intent that joy for the entire world.


  • One Warm Coat offers free winter wear

    One Warm Coat is a program sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission and the Grant County Homemakers to provide winter clothing for Grant County residents.
    Donations of new or gently used jackets and coats are needed. To make a donation, call Kim Curtis at 859-824-4768 or e-mail kcurtis@nkcac.org or call Patty Poor at 859-824-3355 or e-mail Patricia.poor@uky.edu.
    Coat bins will also be located at the Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown and at the CAC office in Williamstown.

  • GCHS Class of 1996 planning for 2011

    The Grant County High School Class of 1996 will hold their 15-year reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, 2011at the Double Tree Inn, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
    The cost is $35 per person and includes a buffet dinner and entertainment. Reservations should be made immediately. Please RSVP, with payment by check made payable to Gena True, 5085 Waynesville-Jamestown Road, Jamestown, Ohio 45335.
    For more information, call Amanda Naranjo at 859-823-1027.

  • Stop smoking program scheduled

    There will be a Cooper Clayton Method of stop smoking program offered from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Jan. 13 at Dry Ridge Toyota, 9 Taft Highway, Dry Ridge.
    To register for this free program, or additional classes, call the Northern Kentucky Health Department at 859-363-2093, the Grant County Health Center at 859-824-5074 or visit: http://www.nkyhealth.org.

  • Operation Imagination offers free programs

    Operation Imagination, a free program for children ages 1 through 6, will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Grant County Board of Education office, 820 Arnie Rise Blvd., Williamstown, on the following dates:
    • Dec. 16
    • Feb. 17, 2011
    • April 21, 2011
    The program is sponsored by Grant County Community Education and will include evening story time, movement and dancing, singing and crafts based on the theme of the evening. For more information, or to register, call Jill Marksberry at 859-824-2871.

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife to hold meeting Dec. 15

    More than 230 people attended a Nov. 29 town hall meeting in Gilbertsville held by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The Monday night meeting was the first of nine sessions scheduled across the state during the next two weeks.

    “A lot of people ran through heavy rain just so they could join us for this meeting,” noted Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett. “That shows us the real interest that people have in fish and wildlife issues.”

  • Wreath ceremony scheduled for Dec. 11

    Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North will participate with Wreaths Across America ceremonies for fallen heroes of on Dec. 11. These ceremonies will be held simultaneously with about 500 others in the United States and 24 off-shore.
    For more information or to obtain sponsorships wreaths,  e-mail, Alvin.duncan@ky.gov. Also, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org or call toll free 877-385-9504.

  • These are a few of my favorite things

    Around October, I start mixing my recipe for the holidays.
    I begin with Christmas music, and if I don’t have a good portion of Bing Crosby, mixed with Rosemary Clooney and dashes of Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Johnny Mathis, I become Grinch-afied. A smidge of the Davis sisters, Skeeter and Betty Jack, singing “Christmas Boogie,” is just icing on the cake. Most of these artists were popular in the 40’s, before I was born, but I listened to Skeeter, as a love-sick teen in my West Virginia home, in the 60’s.

  • Crittenden Baptist keeps eye on future, community’s needs

    It’s nearly impossible not to notice the large red brick structure that is being built on the front of Crittenden Baptist Church on U.S. 25.

    The new building, which measures 105 feet by 114 feet, will be used as a multi-purpose area.

    “We want this to be for whatever the community needs for it to be,” said Minister Bill Page. “Whether it be for tutoring or community meeting space.”

    Crittenden Baptist’s congregation, according to Page, had been exploring and praying about an addition for nearly 10 years.

  • Church Notes 12.2.10

    Camp Northward
    • Camp Northward’s calendar is filling to capacity.
    • The Holiday Compass publication is in the mail. It will help ring in the season, and share many update items. Check the Web site at www.campnorthward.com to mark your 2011 calendar with the updated camp schedule.