Features http://www.grantky.com/features/todaysfeatures en 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 /> BEWARE OF SHARKS! http://www.grantky.com/content/beware-sharks <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kennedy.jpg" alt="Dorothy Kennedy, a 92-year-old Grant County resident whose 93rd birthday will be on May 20, crossed the shark bridge at the Newport Aquarium recently. Kennedy traveled to the Newport Aquarium with the Knoxville Baptist senior group. Kennedy said it was fun and you had to put one foot ahead of the other. Photo provided" title="Dorothy Kennedy, a 92-year-old Grant County resident whose 93rd birthday will be on May 20, crossed the shark bridge at the Newport Aquarium recently. Kennedy traveled to the Newport Aquarium with the Knoxville Baptist senior group. Kennedy said it was fun and you had to put one foot ahead of the other. Photo provided" align="left" hspace="6" /> CHURCH NOTES http://www.grantky.com/content/church-notes-84 <p> Antioch<br /> Church of Christ<br /> &bull;&nbsp;Minister Gene Kearns. &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. The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.<br /> <br /> Bible Believers Baptist<br /> It’s more important http://www.grantky.com/content/it%E2%80%99s-more-important <p> A few weeks ago, we as Christians celebrated the most amazing weekend in the history of the world.<br /> The weekend Jesus Christ was crucified and arose from the dead. The sad part about this weekend is often times it&rsquo;s the only time we think about the resurrection of Jesus, it is often the only time we think about the low point (for the followers of Jesus) of Friday and Saturday but also the high point of Sunday! It is often the only time many people read through the resurrection texts such as 1 Corinthians 15.<br /> Flowering vines http://www.grantky.com/content/flowering-vines <p> Annual and perennial vines can be a colorful answer to many landscape problems.&nbsp; Do you have an unsightly wall, hate that chain-linked fence or mail box?&nbsp; Or maybe you just have a spot that needs some summer color?&nbsp; Perennial vines like clematis, honeysuckle and the non-blooming, deciduous Virginia creeper can add color and texture to any area were a climbing environment is offered. &nbsp;<br /> Honoring mom http://www.grantky.com/content/honoring-mom <p> Sunday, May 14, is Mother&rsquo;s Day, a day in which we honor our mothers. A day we observe, setting apart other days to give favor and precedent to all our mothers spanning the history of time.<br /> According to www.history.com; Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother&rsquo;s Day is the early Christian festival known as Mothering Sunday.<br /> CHURCH NOTES http://www.grantky.com/content/church-notes-83 <p> Antioch<br /> 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.&nbsp; For more information, call 859-391-5993.<br /> <br /> Bible Believers Baptist<br /> Thoroughman to appear on NPR’s ‘From The Top’ http://www.grantky.com/content/thoroughman-appear-npr%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98-top%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/throughman_1.jpg" alt="Lilyanne Thoroughman of Williamstown performed in China during the Starling Chamber Orchestra tour in June of 2016. Thoroughman will perform on an upcoming episode of “From the Top”. Photo submitted" title="Lilyanne Thoroughman of Williamstown performed in China during the Starling Chamber Orchestra tour in June of 2016. Thoroughman will perform on an upcoming episode of “From the Top”. Photo submitted" align="left" hspace="6" width="88" height="85" /><p> Lilyanne Thoroughman, a 10-year-old violinist of Williamstown, will appear on an upcoming episode of &ldquo;From the Top&rdquo;, the hit NPR radio program featuring America&rsquo;s best young classical musicians and hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O&rsquo;Riley.</p>