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Columns

  • 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.

  • Knight’s latest comments ridiculous

    Bob Knight is an idiot.

    Sorry to be so straight-forward and crass, but there is no other way to put it.

    Bob Knight is an idiot.

    The former Indiana University and Texas Tech basketball coach recently continued his seemingly annual war of words against the University of Kentucky.

    A couple years ago, Knight spoke at an event where he criticized UK Coach John Calipari when arguing that there was no more integrity in college basketball.

  • County lags in physical activity

    Adults in Grant County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at a greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.
    Surveys done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008 estimate that 34 percent of Grant County adults said they had gotten no exercise in the previous month, other that what they may have gotten while at work.

  • ‘I once was lost, but now I’m found’

    In the song, ‘Amazing Grace’, the words ‘I once was lost, but now I am found,’ speaks volumes to me now.

    I recently became a member of my fiancé’s church, Asbury United Methodist Church in Highland Heights.

    The road to that moment was a long path in my Christian life.

    I was baptized Lutheran in October 1985 at St. John’s in Aurora, Ind. This church was a part of my family with my Grandma Warren and my immediate family all being members.