The Point Arc is a Northern Kentucky Organization that has helped thousands of people over the last 40 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their mission is to help people with disabilities reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally.
The Point has been a saving grace for our family. Our brother Marc was diagnosed with intellectual disabilities as a young child. Marc has been a resident in a group home of The Point for the past 15 years. The house Marc currently lives in was donated to The Point by our parents, and Batoray founders, David “Skip” and Marty Egbers. It is staffed 24/7 with employees from The Point who assist Marc and two other disabled residents with food preparation, cleaning, and other things associated with daily life. He attends many of their social functions throughout the year. Without the help of The Point, Marc’s life would be dramatically different than it is today.
Please visit their website to learn more about this worthwhile organization http://thepointarc.org/
LOCAL VENUES TO VISIT WHILE IN THE AREA:
Northern Kentucky gives you the feel of a small town and a large city. Conveniently positioned on the Ohio River directly across from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and bordering Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
There are many venues to enjoy throughout the year. For those who enjoy being with nature we have Devou Park, Big Bone Lick State Park and boating on the Ohio, Licking or Kentucky Rivers.
For those sports’ enthusiasts, we have pro football (Cincinnati Bengals), pro baseball (Cincinnati Reds), NASCAR auto racing at the Kentucky Speedway. We are also a hotbed for college basketball. The following top NCAA Division 1 teams are all within 100 miles of Ludlow, Kentucky: Northern Kentucky University (Norse), University of Kentucky (Wildcats), University of Louisville (Cardinals), University of Cincinnati (Bearcats), Xavier University (Musketeers), Indiana University (Hoosiers), Butler University (Bulldogs), University of Dayton (Flyers), and the Ohio State University (Buckeyes).
And, for those who enjoy the arts we have The Carnegie, Music Hall, The Aronoff Center for the Arts, and Taft Theatre. For Country music fans, Kentucky is the home of bluegrass music and many famous country music artists such as Bill Monroe, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Skaggs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dwight Yoakam, John Conlee, Grandpa Jones, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, The Judds, Keith Whitley, Montgomery Gentry, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Chris Stapleton.
Travel a little further south and you will find hiking adventures in the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National Recreation Area or Boating on Lake Cumberland.