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Columns

  • How can you help? So glad you asked

    We often ask our readers to submit items to us.
    In the past we’ve asked people to share their favorite holiday memory or the best Christmas gift they’ve ever received.

    We enjoy hearing from our readers and believe that readers like to read about other readers’ lives, interests and hobbies.
     

  • Session is short, but off to a good start

    FRANKFORT - With the holiday season behind us, the General Assembly returned to Frankfort to prepare to deal with several crucial issues facing our Commonwealth.
    The first task of the 2013 legislative session was to elect leadership for the respective caucuses, receive committee assignments and essentially get our footing as we get ready for the work ahead of us.  It’s also a time of transition for me and the other new members in the House as we prepare for the first legislative session.

  • Have a heart, I’m glad I’ve got mine

    The reports of my death have only been the wishful thinking of those whose feelings I have somehow injured during my past 39 years as a community journalist.

    To those offended individuals, groups, political parties, zealots of egomaniacal causes and Indiana University basketball fans, I offer my apology and proclaim that because of modern medical technology you have to deal with me for one final year.

  • Some names, events you never forget

    Back in 1989, I came to Grant County for my second job in community journalism.

    I was living in Dry Ridge and the Grant County News was looking for a staff writer.

    I applied and got the job.

    I’ve had the distinct pleasure of covering many stories that have stayed with me through the years, but I guess your first ones are somehow the most special or at least most memorable.

  • My new, ummm exercise program?

    Starting an exercise program is never easy, at least for a gal who is a foodie, but some events in life, well, just happen by accident.

  • Agnes Beach was a living doll

    Grant County lost a living treasure this week in the passing of Mrs. Agnes Beach.
    If there ever was an example of a lady, it was Mrs. Beach.
    She was soft-spoken, genteel and kind. She was also gracious and loving.
    I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing her on a couple of occasions and when given the opportunity to talk about her dolls, her eyes would dance with delight as she patiently recounted the history of each one and how she came to name them.

  • Let’s talk turkey

    So this sequestration, a part of the fiscal cliff, only affects the “entitlement programs”, it doesn’t affect the programs that support seniors, like transportation, home delivered meals, senior centers and protection from abuse!?  Right?

  • No better place to be

    Just a month left until Christmas and senior year is flying by!
    It seems like just the other day was the last first day of high school and now we’re almost halfway through. With the holidays being here, it’s a great time to be thankful for all of the years and wonderful memories that Williamstown High School has given us. There is genuinely no better place to go to school.

  • What a waste!

    The other day, I was grocery shopping.  Nothing new, something we all do.  But then, as I was perusing the pet aisle, I looked up to see a package of hotdogs lying toward the back of the shelf.  Not pet food hot dogs, people food hot dogs.  I picked them up and took them to the nearest store employee.  She thanked me and took the package.

  • One voice, one word

    A once euphoric young boy stands in solitude, feeling inferior to those who ridicule him persistently. He yearns for someone, somewhere, to be his friend and to understand the sorrow he’s undergoing.

    He is the boy with the solemn look on his face that many people continue to taunt carelessly. His fears consume him. They are the parasite, and he is their prey.

    He might just be the boy sitting in front of you in your math class; he may be the boy isolated at lunch. He is one of the many victims of bullying found everywhere today.