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Columns

  • Action needed to address RX drug problem

    State and local action needed to address prescription drug problem
    It would be difficult to find a local elected official in Kentucky who doesn’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a major problem in his or her own community. The facts are staggering. According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy:

  • Celebrate, remember, fight back

    Whew! It’s been a busy year. First, the Grant County Relay For Life wrapped up on May 21 followed closely by end of school activities and graduation on May 27.

    I’m still trying to get my second wind from the relay.

    What an awesome night! The weather was picture perfect. It was one of the nicest Friday nights we’ve seen in a long time. Not too hot, not too cool, just right.

  • Perpetual Care: mowing down sorrow

    At the end of the Civil War, people began placing flowers, wreaths and crosses on the graves of the fallen. Retired Major General Jonathan A. Logan organized a one day event to honor those soldiers who survived the war—they called it Decoration Day. Logan later issued a proclamation that May 30, 1868 should be designated as Memorial Day and in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday to be observed on the last Monday in May.

  • Reds sweep my favorite arch enemy

    If you haven’t met me in the nine and a half months I have been in Grant County, then you might not know that I am one of the biggest Cincinnati Reds fans in the WORLD.

    This past weekend, my fiancé Jess, her brother Lyle and I went to the first two games of the three-game series between the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals, my arch enemy.

  • ‘Hair today ...’ Ken’s bald in May

    This round goes to the girls!

    Yep, Ken Stone, whether he wants to or not, is going to have to give some credit to the female staff here at the Grant County News.
    The “Hair Today, Gone in May” event which pitted Ken, Bill Glass, Bryan Miles and Rick Skinner against each other to see who could raise the most money and get their head shaved as a Relay For Life fundraiser is in the history books.

    Voting ended at 6:05 and a half p.m. on Friday, May 13.

  • I wanna be a trillionare

    By: Georgia W. Dahlberg

    The supposed quote from the late Senator Dirkson in the 60s was “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you are talking real money!” Perhaps today, it should be a trillion here…, etc.  What exactly is a trillion dollars? Let’s start small and wrap our minds around this. We all can see $1,000…just 10 hundred dollar bills. We can even see $100,000, that’s 100 thousand dollar piles or one thousand 100 dollar bills. With me so far?

  • Bald mayors proven more effective

    We have had a lot of fun with the head-shaving fundraising contest for Grant County’s Relay for Life. Losing all my hair for the sake of a few hundred dollars in donations isn’t a bad trade-off. I am told there is a 37 percent chance that it may grow back in its natural blond tint of years of yore.

  • Bin Laden’s death brings back memories

    I thought it was a day like any other except the world I knew was about to change forever.

    That September morning, I woke up to get ready for my first class of the day at the University of Kentucky.

    Still half asleep, I turned on the TV while I ate my breakfast. I had to rub my eyes to make sure what I saw on the screen was real.

    A plane had flown into the World Trade Center in New York City.

    As I watched the smoke bellow from the high rise, what appeared almost as a small speck in the sky came into view.

  • GUEST COLUMN

    (Editor’s Note: Other elected officials have been invited to submit a guest column. Those will be published in upcoming issues.)

    My work is guided by the values our citizens cherish: strong and healthy families; a safe and vibrant community; a community that shows respect for its senior citizens and a small government that is responsible with our resources.

  • Cherish past, learn from mistakes, move forward

    There’s an old saying, ‘there’s no friends like old friends’ and I believe this to be a true statement.

    Even though, I’m 29 (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) I still “hang” out with friends from my high school days. Actually, they’re friends from elementary school. We often take trips together including one to the Virgin Islands. We also get together regularly to eat and catch up on each other’s lives. We’re making plans to go to Gatlinburg and annually go to Cumberland Lake for a girl’s weekend.