• Setting examples for the next generation


    Brian Linder is ‘better’ candidate
    “We deserve better” has become the hue and cry at election time. But, how do we get “better”.
    I suggest, if we want better, we take some time to look at who and what is being offered from candidates for any office in question.


    Bredenberg is a
    man of integrity

    I’m writing to support my friend, Richard Bredenberg, running for re-election to the Grant County School Board. I’ve known him 40 years and can say he’s a man of integrity and will always have the children’s best interest at heart. He’s taught in the public school system 33 years and 10 years at NKU.

  • More blood donors are desperately needed

    I called the Central Kentucky Blood Center in Lexington to check on how much blood I have donated over the years. Their computers show a total of 86 units of blood.
     I called Hoxworth Blood Center in Cincinnati and checked and I had donated eight units to them over the years.

  • Impacting children and families


    Let’s Make Em’
    Larn Anglish!

    I thought of the old “why don’t they learn English when the following happened. How does the old quote go, “Oh, to see ourselves as others see us?”
    On a recent stop at a hotel in Tennessee, we were chatting with the desk clerk.  She asked where we were from, and when we told her Kentucky, she said, “I wouldn’t have guessed that.”
    “Why,” I asked?
    “You don’t talk like I would have expected.”

  • The truth? Does it matter anymore?

    During the 2008 election in Pennsylvania, two black panthers dressed in tactical garb and with billy clubs, stood outside a voting station to intimidate white voters. Newly elected President Barack H. Obama appointed Eric Holder as Attorney General and head of the Department of Justice, who then refused to prosecute because of their skin color. Are we being a little racist there Eric? Imagine if the equally racist offenders had been K.K.K. They would be in prison and we would still be hearing about the offense on CBS/NBC, etc.

  • Why don’t good people vote? Why it’s important

    Through the last several years there have been many great letters to the editor such as Chuck Estridges’s “Save us from ourselves, mindless government”, June 7, 2012 and Frank Goodpaster’s “Low turnout disappoints poll worker”, June 21, 2012.

    My question is why don’t people get motivated and go to the polls and vote? It really is not much trouble to go vote and when we think of the price many have paid to give us that right, we should be ashamed not to vote.

  • Faster-Easier-Safer Voting Machines

    Which method will you use to vote this fall? Would you prefer a paper ballot or an electronic one? In June 2009 the Grant County Board of Elections purchased eScan voting machines from Harp Enterprises, Inc. in Lexington. Because the several hundred thousand dollars spent for these voting machines provided a paper ballot trail, funding was provided by the Federal Government to assist states with the transition to a more transparent voting system.

  • Community makes events happen, fun

    On May 5, I was proud of my community and extremely proud of this year’s Derby Day festivities.

    The morning of May 5 started with the 8th Annual Fitness for Life Around Grant County (FLAGG) 5K Derby Dash- Walk/Run. For some participants this race was their first ever 5K and for many that morning they set an all time high personal race time. As a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, I love nothing more than seeing groups of people engage in physical activity. See runningtime.net for full race day results.