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  • If the prodigal were a daughter

    A few years ago, the late Janice Chaffee wrote the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter.”
    In it, she took several parables of Jesus and rewrote them, making women the main characters in 21st-century settings.
    My favorite story is her take of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. She called it “Solana: A Loved Daughter.”

  • Mt. Olivet Christian Church celebrates dedication

    “We are a group of ordinary, imperfect people saved from what we deserve by the sacrifice of God’s Son. As such, it is our desire to share what we have found with the world.” —Mount Olivet Christian Church Website
    Leaders and staff of Mount Olivet Christian Church moved to the front of the worship area for laying on of hands and prayers of blessing by ministers and others in the congregation who attended the dedication service on April 17.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    (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.

  • Lady Braves fall to Ryle


    By Tim Seevers

  • Grammer resigns as GCHS basketball coach

    The Grant County High School boys’ basketball team is looking for a new coach.
    Brandon Grammer recently resigned from the head coaching position after three seasons with the Braves.
    During his tenure, Grant County’s record was 39-51 and the program won two district tournament championships. However, this season the team has its first losing record under Grammer at 8-22, including a heartbreaking one-point overtime loss against Walton-Verona in the districts.