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Columns

  • Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?

    “Where are you Christmas?” That is the title and first line of a song by Faith Hill.
    Does that describe you? Unfortunately, for the past few years, that’s how I’ve felt.
    It wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the old days, I started listening to Christmas music in October, followed quickly by five video versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
    After we moved to Kentucky from Ohio, my mother and sister came for a brief visit shortly before Christmas.

  • Clemons looks back at first two years, has high hopes for future

    I can hardly believe that I am coming upon the end of my second year as your Grant County clerk. It seems like yesterday I was walking into the office with wide eyes and a determined heart. What a pleasure it has been serving our community and I hope to continue in this capacity for many years to come.
    When I decided to run for the position of Grant County clerk, I recognized that I had much to learn about the job if I wanted to not only maintain the integrity of the office, but also improve upon the foundation that had already been laid.

  • A time to be thankful

    November is the month synonymous with the time to be thankful.  Although we should be thankful all year long we are reminded to pause and count our blessing when the calendar changes to November.

  • A Country Christmas coming to downtown Williamstown Dec. 3

    Christmas is just around the corner and Grant County is gearing up for its annual Christmas festival – A Country Christmas, formerly known as Santa’s Wonderland.
    This event is sponsored by the Grant County Chamber and Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.
    This year’s festival is planned for Saturday, Dec. 3 in downtown Williamstown. Activities will get started at 4:30 p.m. with a free pancake supper with Santa courtesy of the Williamstown Kiwanis and will end with a tree lighting ceremony at the Grant County Courthouse.

  • Guest Column: Plan ahead for early retirement

    By Rachel Price

  • Who drank the Kool-Aid?

    In November 1978, a group of true believers were led to their deaths in the forests of Guyana which is located near Venezuela on the eastern side of Latin America.  Their deaths were orchestrated by a religious leader who urged his followers to commit the “’revolutionary act’ of suicide.”  

  • A picture is worth a 1,000 words

     

  • Soccer is a cruel game

    Sunday around 5:30pm, feeling as patriotic as I ever felt, I got dressed up in all of the red, white, and blue apparel I could muster up from my wardrobe, grabbed our American flag, and ran around and out of my house waving the flag as I got myself, and as many other people as I could, pumped up for the U.S.’s match against arguably the best player in the world. Little did I know what would transpire in the next two hours would leave me feeling almost every emotion in the book.

  • Sgt. Paul Gordon, 19

    Sgt. Paul Marshall Gordon, 19, of Grant County, died June 30, 1951 while a prisoner of war at the Suan Village Camp in North Korea.  
    In late January, 1951, Sgt. Gordon was taken prisoner after engaging with enemy troops in the Wonju Province of South Korea.  Sgt. Gordon served with the U.S. Army, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment.
    He was the son of the late Doll and Urie Gordon.

  • Taking care of the future

    Recently my daughter and I went to a Build-A-Bear workshop at the Dry Ridge Fire Department. This event benefitted Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati and Shriner’s Hospital in Lexington.
     I explained to my daughter that she was going to make bears for sick children in the hospital.
    Shriner’s Hospital has always been dear to me for several reasons. The hospital gives care to children without regard to race, color, creed, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. They care for them because they need it.