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Editorials

  • Pavers are good way to honor loved ones

    Many of us are proud of our family members who have served in the military and now there’s a good way to honor their service and do something good in the community.
    Storme Vanover, a local veteran, and members of the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown are selling brick pavers to fund a monument to the five local men who died serving in Vietnam.
    Their goal is to raise money for a memorial to be constructed at the legion hall on U.S. 25 in Williamstown.
    Members of the post will be selling memorial pavers for $50 during the month of June.

  • Boat renewals require valid Hull Identification Numbers

    As your county clerk, I am trying to spread the message out about invalid Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) for boats and/or watercraft throughout our county.

  • New health department district office allows for future of efficiency, collaboration

    Recently, the Northern Kentucky Health Department joined with Board of Health members, elected officials and other partner organizations to celebrate the ground breaking for our new district office on the campus of the Florence Government Center.

    Obviously, those involved in the years of research and planning leading up to the May 19 event were excited for construction to get underway, as are the more than 90 health department employees who will work from the new facility when it’s completed next winter.

  • Pet Journal: Attention seeking behavior

    Attention seeking behavior is one of the most frustrating and confounding behaviors experienced by dog owners. It can take many forms. Most common are jumping and nipping. However, there are many other behaviors designed to seek attention, including vocalizing, destructive chewing, and stealing.
    Dogs are pack animals. As such, it is natural for them to seek both companionship and contact.

  • 2014 Kiwanis Auction in full swing

      The 2014 Kiwanis Charity Auction is just over four months away with the dates now being announced as Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday Feb. 1.  The Kiwanis Auction committee is already in action with preliminary efforts to make it an entertaining event.
       The UK basketball game is at 1 p.m. so there won’t be any Auction vs. UK basketball rivalry like last year’s very exciting game.  Keep your UK basketball guests in the warmth of your hospitable home by planning a UK and Auction party.

  • Paddle Williamstown showcases lake, community

     

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner has a good idea and that’s to show the largest lake in Northern Kentucky to folks who enjoy kayaks and canoes.

  • Love of reading lasts a lifetime

     

    The ability to read is considered a foundation skill because almost all other learning flows from being able to absorb information through the written word.

  • Annual Derby Day was a success

     

    Warm temperatures and the sun peeking out of the clouds helped Williamstown draw a crowd for their annual Derby Day festival.

    There were food vendors, dancing, singing, kiddie rides, free entertainment and a parade.

  • Help Stamp Out Hunger on May 11

     

    On Saturday, May 11, all the post offices in Grant County will join forces to fight hunger as part of the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

    Support of this project is easy. Simply place non-perishable items in your mailbox on May 11 and postal carriers will pick it up.

  • One incident of child abuse is too many

     

    Last year, there were 481 reports of child abuse in Grant County. These reports, according to Child Protective Services, represent 385 families or 694 children.