Today's News

  • ‘Are you part of my church?’

    When I first started in the ministry, I had taken a second job working at a Wal-mart stocking shelves at night. And one night when I was on break, a fellow worker sat down next to me. This guy was a big muscle guy who had been a former boxer. He looked mean (and ugly). He sat down across from me and said, “Isn’t it true you are a preacher?” I said yes, and he asked me if I liked to debate. I said no, I’m not much of a debater, but he kept pressing it, so I said, “sure what’s the topic?”

  • Church Notes: September 1, 2011

    Cherry Grove Pentecostal Church of God
    • Sept. 24 – Homecoming dinner at 5:30 p.m.
    • Sept. 25 – Homecoming celebration at 2 p.m. with Dove Award Winning Christian recording artist, speaker and author, Ann Downing, formerly with the Bill Gaither Gospel Group.
    • Sept. 26-27 – Revival at 7 p.m.

    Christ Community A/G

  • Braves searching for first win

    After losing their first home game to Owen County 20-6 at the Grant County Bowl Game Aug. 27, the Grant County High School Braves will seek their first win against Western Hills at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2.

    In the game against the Rebels, the Braves missed opportunities that put the game out of reach and coach David Arvin is preparing the team to correct that moving forward.


    Grant County High School

    Name: Sidney Tencza
    Parents: Kris and Donald Gordon
    Where attended GSP: Bellarmine University
    Focus of study: Communications and social studies
    Future plans: I would like to study public relations and political science in college.
    What did you learn from your experience at GSP: I learned how to be more of an individual. I became more independent and self-confident.

    Name: Courtney Jaconette
    Parents: Mark and Debra Jaconette

  • Lady Braves sweep W’town 2-0

    For the first time since Sept. 18, 2008, the Grant County High School Lady Braves can say they defeated the Williamstown Lady Demons in volleyball.

    Even though it was exciting for coach Kelli Lee to get the win over Williamstown, she was happy for some other aspects of the game.

    “The most exciting part for me was that the girls stayed calm,” she said. “They continued to take it one ball at a time and not look at the score like they needed six points. They kept their composure.”

  • Local talent featured in series finale Sept. 2

    Like a song she just wrote, singer-songwriter Lisa Shafer said “It Feels Like Home,” performing in Grant County.

    Shafer, who grew up her Crittenden, will entertain at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown on Sept. 2 in the finale of the inaugural Summer Concert Series.

  • Crittenden hosts 9/11 service

    The Crittenden Fire Department will host a memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks on America.

    The public is invited to attend a prayer service from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the fire department, 104 N. Main Street in Crittenden. Former Crittenden Fire Chief Dave Owens will also be recognized for his years of service.

    For more information, call 859-428-1767 or 859-468-4848.

  • Kentucky State Police Trooper participates in safety exhibit

    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones, public affairs officer for KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, assists a young driver participating in the Safety Town exhibit on the opening day of the 2011 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

    The exhibit teaches children basic safety rules as they ride tricycles through a miniature city featuring traffic lights, stop signs and buildings. KSP has been exhibiting at the fair since 1949. Safety Town was introduced in 1960 and continues to be one of the most popular children’s
    educational exhibits at the fair.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: September 1, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Jessica Lynn Purnell

    I live in . . . Alexandria

    About me . . . I enjoy the Reds, scrapbooking and singing in the choir at Asbury United Methodist Church. Next year, I get to marry my best friend, Matt Birkholtz and I am loving planning our wedding with him.

    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.

  • Combs-Gruen plan ceremony

    Dana Combs and Glenita Combs are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dana Nicole Combs, to John Thomas Gruen, son of Charlie and Linda Gruen of Paint Lick.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 pm, Sept.10 at the Ashley Inn in Lancaster, Ky. A reception will follow at the Carriage House at the Ashley Inn.
    John is the grandson of Mildred Ferguson of Dry Ridge and the late Norman Ferguson; and the late Joe and Janette Gruen and Opal Gruen.