Today's News

  • Another Place In Time 9-8-11


    The APIT photo features Jim Middleton, 18, taken during basic military training. Thanks to Kline Shipp, Wanda Elliott, Allen Stewart and Pat Stivers, all of Dry Ridge; Ronita Simpson, Joan Cornman and Bernice Bell, all of Williamstown and Kenny Bobb of Mt. Zion for calling with correct guesses. Thanks to Wanda Wright for submitting the photo.

  • Pray for our enemies

    Barry Robinson, Navy veteran and pastor of the Williamstown United Methodist Church, has a dual perspective when he recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Robinson had already completed his military service and was working in ministry, while continuing his education at the University of Southern Mississippi, when Islamic terrorists attacked New York City and the Pentagon.

    “I just remember the shock and the feelings I had was just the anger—how dare they? How dare they attack us? I was just so upset and angry.”

  • Police Reports 9-8-11


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • America is ‘Christian nation’

    When the tragic events of 9/11 transpired, Williamstown Christian Church Senior Minister Gary Swick was the administrator of a Christian school in Winchester, Ky.

    Swick says that Sept. 11, 2001 is a date much like that of Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.

    “We’ll all remember where we were and what we were doing on that day,” Swick said. “I had about 130 students, plus teachers that I was responsible for that day.”

  • United we stand in Christ

    “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

    This verse does not say in unity of religion, it does not say unity of race, it does not say unity of creed. It does say the unity of faith and in the knowledge of God. God is the head of the evangelical Christian faith.

  • Grant County Ministers to meet Sept. 12

    September’s Grant County Ministers meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the Family Worship Center in Williamstown.

  • Choir revival, Phil Cross concert set for Sept. 11

    The Crittenden Baptist Association Choir Revival will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Trinity Baptist Church in Falmouth.

    The choir will be led by Dove Award winning Gospel singer-song writer, Phil Cross, who will perform in concert at 11 a.m. at the church.

    The public is invited to attend both services. A free-will offering will be accepted.

  • Church Notes: September 8, 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.

    Corinth Christian
    • Thought for the week: If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump with them or be at the bottom to catch them?

  • What happened to patriotism?

    Wade Gutman was so moved by the events of 9/11, he went up and down the streets of Williamstown placing flags outside of businesses to show American pride.
    Judy Conrad, of Dry Ridge, has always considered herself patriotic, especially since she comes from a family with a history  of military service.
    “I think we’ve fallen into a rut,” Conrad said.”Until something else happens, people forget about patriotism.”

  • 'Love Out Loud' comes to county

    A Florida-based ministry will be partnering with local churches to show Grant County their “Love Out Loud” during three weekend events.
    Just For Him Ministries, which brought JamFest to Grant County in 2007 and 2008, is organizing two separate events at Grant County Park in Crittenden to reach students of all ages within the community.
    A middle school and high school event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 featuring free food, music and activities, including bounce houses.