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  • Acclaimed author coming to library April 19

    When Melissa Wallace worked as a media specialist for Grant County High School there was one book that was on constant loan, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher.

    “I had five copies of it and it stayed off the shelf,” said Wallace, now public services librarian for the Grant County Public Library. “It was constantly being read and there was a time when this was an issue because we had had an incident with a student.”

  • GC News wins second in state at KPA

    The Grant County News captured honors recently from the Kentucky Press Association. The News was named second place as a General Excellence winner in the Weekly Class 2 division for newspapers for the second year in a row.
    General Excellence awards are based on the cumulative total of points earned from all awards during the annual news/editorial contest. The Grant County News received a total of 14 awards.

  • Grant County wins Animal Shelter of the Year

    With adoption rates up and intake down, the Grant County Animal Shelter was recently honored as the best in the state.

    Marsha Chaney, animal shelter director, was presented with the Animal Shelter of the Year award during the 2016 Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association’s annual training conference in Louisville.  

  • Ark preparations underway before July 7 opening date

    What years ago seemed like an idea that might never become reality is 12 weeks from opening to the public.
    Construction on the first phase of the Ark Encounter is rapidly progressing and ticket sales are going well ahead of the Williamstown tourist attraction’s July 7 opening.

    “Because of the relatively mild winter, construction has progressed nicely,” said Mark Looy, co-founder of Answers in Genesis, which is the builder of the Ark, and its CCO and VP of Outreach.

  • King follows dream with Shadows of Yesterday shop

    Margina King is following her dream.

    The Owen County native always wanted to open a consignment shop and she did last August on Main Street in Williamstown.
    Her shop, Shadows of Yesterday, features children’s clothing, prom dresses, ladies suits and bridal wear.

    “Eventually, I want to add vintage clothing, especially clothes from the 50s and 60s,” King said.
    She’s looking to expand the store’s offerings by carrying some Kentucky-made jewelry, silk scarves and clothes made from alpaca wool.

  • Making the connection

    The other day I noticed my vehicle tires appeared to be low on air. I went and wheeled my air compressor out, attached my hose and attachment to connect to the tire and went to turn on the compressor switch and nothing happened.
    Of course, I didn’t plug in the 110VAC cord into the wall receptacle. So I connected the cable and tried the air compressor once again and alas there was the powerful sound of the compressor motor filling the air tank.

  • CHURCH NOTES 4-14-16

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • Meeting times are Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Thursday prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

  • Rust travels between host plants

    Last year, our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.  In a good year, the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year.  The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Jay R. Risch, 49, of Corinth, for failure to produce insurance card and improper equipment, at 10:02 p.m. April 5 on McCoy Road.
    Officer David Osborne cited Christopher A. Henry, 26, of Berry, with no registration plates and failure to produce insurance card, at 3:06 p.m. April 6 on Short Race Street.

  • Morehead concert choir, chamber singers to visit Mt. Olivet Christian April 12