Features http://www.grantky.com/features/todaysfeatures en A tale of two barbers http://www.grantky.com/content/tale-two-barbers <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic1_156.jpg" alt="Clyde Oliver of Clyde’s Barber Shop in Williamstown cuts the hair of long-time customer, Kenny Smith of Corinth. Oliver recently decided to retire." title="Clyde Oliver of Clyde’s Barber Shop in Williamstown cuts the hair of long-time customer, Kenny Smith of Corinth. Oliver recently decided to retire." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Clyde Oliver is hanging up his scissors and shears after 50 years of cutting hair.<br /> That&rsquo;s a lot of swept-up hair.<br /> Entering Clyde&rsquo;s Barber Shop on Paris Street in downtown Williamstown is like being transported into a different era.<br /> Clyde mans the only barber&rsquo;s chair in the shop and the focus is less on getting in and out and more on chatting with good friends.<br /> A tale of two barbers http://www.grantky.com/content/tale-two-barbers-0 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/willie_ailstock2.jpg" alt="Willie Ailstock, minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, has opened a barber shop in Mason." title="Willie Ailstock, minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, has opened a barber shop in Mason." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> From saving souls to shearing locks, Willie Ailstock sees similarities in pastoring and barbering.<br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always felt this profession (barbering) is a service profession,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;You are serving your community and you should do it with a smile because you are enjoying it because you want to do it not because you have to.&rdquo;<br /> Ailstock, who is the minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown, has opened his own barber shop next to Bruce&rsquo;s Grocery in Mason.<br /> Idol factory http://www.grantky.com/content/idol-factory <p> Even if you don&rsquo;t agree with John Calvin on his view of &ldquo;election,&rdquo; you must admit that he is one of the greatest theologians to ever live and not to mention the role he played in the protestant reformation.<br /> Calvin has a quote that has become a theme for a sermon series that we are currently in at Revive; it goes like this &ldquo;The human heart is an idol factory.&rdquo;<br /> Wow! How true is that for us as human beings?<br /> Think about how often you and I serve other things before we serve God!<br /> Finding the faith to be happy http://www.grantky.com/content/finding-faith-be-happy <p> When we hear that happiness is a choice many will roll their eyes in one of those &ldquo;whatever&rdquo; attitudes, especially when having a bad day. The last thing we want to hear is another zip-a-dee-doo-da platitude. However, (here we go) yes, the statement is actually true and in order to discover what it means, I thought we could at least stop for a moment and look at a few ideas that might help us become&hellip;well&hellip;happier!<br /> CHURCH NOTES http://www.grantky.com/content/church-notes-79 <p> Antioch Church of Christ<br /> &bull;&nbsp;Minister Gene Kearns.<br /> &bull; Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.<br /> <br /> Bethany Baptist<br /> &bull; Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.<br /> &bull; Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.<br /> <br /> Bible Believers Baptist<br /> Anderson-Siedenberg to wed April 7, 2017 http://www.grantky.com/content/anderson-siedenberg-wed-april-7-2017 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/siedenberg_0.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Anderson and Jacob Siedenberg" title="Elizabeth Anderson and Jacob Siedenberg" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> James and Jennifer Anderson of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter,&nbsp;Elizabeth Anderson to Jacob Siedenberg, son of John and Brigitte Siedenberg of Williamstown.</p> <p> The bride is a graduate of Williamstown High School.</p> <p> She is also a 2016 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Anderson graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a bachelor of arts in elementary education and special education.</p> When the lights go out http://www.grantky.com/content/when-lights-go-out <p> A storm came through our area in Grant County on March 1 and many of us lost power for our homes and business. I personally had no air conditioning power and had some flooding issues in my apartment due to a tree falling on power lines nearby. When we do lose power and the lights go out we are essentially forced to go back to primitive times of when there was no electricity nor power plants nor electrical poles or cables at all.<br /> Relatives Raising Children http://www.grantky.com/content/relatives-raising-children <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/unknown.jpeg" alt="Shirley Amyx, a grandparent raising grandchildren, sits with her granddaughters, Chloe, 4, and Caitlyn, 8, in the SES cafeteria" title="Shirley Amyx, a grandparent raising grandchildren, sits with her granddaughters, Chloe, 4, and Caitlyn, 8, in the SES cafeteria" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> When talking about the retirement phase of life, it is often referred to as the &lsquo;golden years:&rsquo; a time for rest and relaxation, but more and more grandparents are finding themselves back in the role of parenting.</p> <p> Far from kicking back and living a life of leisure, they are helping with homework, attending parent-teacher conferences and sometimes chasing after toddlers.</p>