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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

  • Bumper crop squash not a sure thing

    You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash?  Squash shows up in people’s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can’t even give it away.  Well, that’s never really been a problem for me.  I have a little bit of that problem this year and I give credit to the variety and the fact that it was plated later than usual.  Others, however, have not been so blessed.

  • Anticipation high as Williamstown students return for 2014-15 school year

    Welcome back to Williamstown Independent Schools for the 14 – 15 school year. Anticipation is high among students as well as staff for another outstanding year.
    Although we miss those who have left us, as this new school year begins, we are excited to meet and greet the many new faces we are welcoming to our schools and community.  
    I would like to express my appreciation to our custodial and grounds crews who have worked diligently through the summer to prepare our buildings and grounds for the return of our students.  

  • Bullying isn’t fun when you’re the victim

    I was 13-years-old when my little world was turned upside down. I came from a smaller town than most can imagine, was born and raised most of my life in the south and loved it.
    My mom was a single mom of three children and the concept of meeting someone and marrying them was just foreign.
    Well, it smacked me in the face because she met my stepfather in 1998 and in Jan. 1999 they married. I was thrilled my mom had found someone that was finally going to be the man she deserved and a father to me and my younger brother.

  • Crabgrass’s history reveals its multiple uses

    After the big rain we had I hit the weeds; most of which involved wrangling ever expanding globs of crabgrass.  Yes, this is the time when crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseeds itself to ensure the continuation of the species. Okay, maybe a little melodramatic but my hands still hurt from all that pulling!   

  • The Ark Encounter sails smoothly under the Constitution

    One would expect that any project that will bring millions of dollars in new capital investment, create hundreds of jobs and be a tremendous asset to Grant County and other communities of northern Kentucky would be enthusiastically welcomed by every Kentuckian.  But because the project at issue is The Ark Encounter theme park, a few radical secularists and others are doing their best to oppose the park and misrepresent both the law and the related facts.  Fortunately, the secularists’ arguments hold no water.