Today's Features

  • Lauren Roberts, daughter of Trace and Sarah Roberts of Cynthiana, Ky., and Josh Toomey, son of Dawn and Bill Bryant and Richard Toomey of Georgetown, Ky., announce their forthcoming wedding.
    The wedding will take place on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at The Cardome Center Black Barn.  The reception will follow the ceremony.

  • In many parts of North America, people will soon enjoy one of nature’s finest shows - fall foliage. Color-changing leaves make for a beautiful display, but early changes in leaf-color can be a sign that your tree is stressed and vulnerable to insect and disease attack.
    If the leaves on your trees are changing color sooner than similar trees in the area, consult a professional arborist, who can identify any problems and offer possible solutions.

  • I’ve mentioned my friend Harry before.
    He’s 86ish and used to golf every day, but one day several years ago he decided he’d had enough and hung up his clubs, or whatever it is you do when you stop golfing.
    Harry and his wife, Charlotte, have sat behind me in church for as long as I can remember.
    When we built the sanctuary 12 years ago, Harry and Charlotte scoped the place out and chose their spot on the second row, second section on the left, Saturday night service.
    I chose my spot on the first row, right in front of Harry.

  • It is usually the front section of our newspapers that contains information regarding violence in the world.  When we turn to the sports sections of our papers we usually do not find a great amount of news that causes us any concern, except if our favorite team is on a losing streak.  Can we say Cincinnati Reds?  
    Within the last two weeks we have read about and watched a replay of two San Antonio high school football players hitting a referee from behind.

    The Story-Believe is a church-wide spiritual growth experience for all ages, taking each person on a journey, showing how to think, act, and be more like Jesus. The format is flexible, consisting of an introduction and three 10-week modules revealing the key beliefs, practices and virtues of a Christ-follower. The accompanying age-appropriate cirricula, as well as a rich assortment of printed and digital tools, make this a powerful church-wide discipleship program.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Serenity LeeAnne Florence, Aug. 12, daughter of Brittany Milner and Trinity Florence; Arista Nicole French, Aug. 13, daughter of Chad and Jessica French; Ethan Patrick Coy, Aug. 15, son of Joseph and Carrie Beth Coy; Kaydon Lee Custard, July 31, son of Tara Ross and James Custard; Cody Earl Fryman, Sept. 8, son of Joshua Fryman and Amanda Anness; Morgan Rae and Megon Renea Reffett, Sept. 9, twin daughters of Santana Perkins and Billy Reffett.

    The descendents of James John and Will Courtney will hold their annual reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3. This year it will be held at the Pleasant Green Church fellowship hall. We will once again have a white elephant sale. All you need to bring is your gift, family, friends and food.
    The potluck meal will begin at noon. Any questions call 859-234-1903, 859-234-1870 or 859-234-9486.

    The Ishmael reunion will be held at the Falmouth Fairgrounds on Sept. 27 at noon. Bring a dish and join us.


  • Aletha Thomas of Mount Olivet recently placed fourth out of 75 girls at the Miss Teen Pageant. On top of placing fourth in her age division, she won overall Miss Photogenic out of 139 girls. This won her an all expense paid trip to Nationals, which will be held in December in Orlando, Fla.
    Thomas will be competing in Orlando for over $40,000 cash prizes and a new car. Her trip consists of six days and five nights at the Rosen Center Hotel.