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Columns

  • Time to plan is before siren sounds

    The tornado that swept through Crittenden on March 2 should teach us all that an emergency plan is a must-have for every family.
    Grant County Emergency Management Director Rick Willoby made an excellent point in his observations on storm preparedness.
    “You can’t wait until a siren blows to get a plan,” Willoby said. See related story in this issue.
    He urged residents to prepare a “go-bag,” meaning one that you can grab and go in a moment’s notice.

  • People should get a say

    Epic fail.A swing and a miss.

    However, you want to label it, there is no doubt that the Senate Bill 151 was a misfire for Gov. Steve Beshear, Sen. Damon Thayer and expanded gaming supporters.

    Once again, voters will not get to decide whether they do or do not want casinos in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    To me, it was a travesty, another idiotic display of how playing politics is more important than giving the people a say on important issues that impact our state.

    The issue is fairly simple in my mind.

  • City council had to make a tough call

    Did the Williamstown City Council make the right call in turning down a proposed truck stop on Barnes Road?

    That’s a question with an answer that only time will tell.

    There have not been many developers come to Williamstown or any of the other cities in Grant County in the last few years looking to bring a project with the promise of jobs, tax revenue and increased traffic, so when one does it would be easy to hop on the band wagon, especially when those are the things the public says they want.

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    “Mommy, I don’t feel good,” says the little voice. Those five words are tough for any parent to hear, not only because we don’t want our kids to be sick, but also because we know how illness can disrupt our family life. Every child reacts differently when he or she is ill so it can be hard to determine just how poorly he or she feels.

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    Once the Super Bowl, ends my heart starts racing as I know “America’s Pastime” is coming back for a new season.
    If you haven’t heard, I am a die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan. Have been since I can remember, running around the house sliding on the carpet, causing red marks up and down my legs.

  • Volunteers, donations needed for new playground equipment

    The City of Williamstown is looking for some volunteers who are willing to role up their sleeves and get dirty for kids.
    The city was awarded a $20,000 KaBOOM Playful City USA grant to install new playground equipment.
    The grant comes in the form of $10,000 from KaBOOM and the other $10,000 coming from matching funds from the community. The Williamstown Kiwanis have pledged $5,000 to the project if the city can raise the remainder of the money.

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