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Today's Opinions

  • READER’S WRITE

    It was indeed a Happy New Year when Craig Houchens, on behalf of Forcht Bank, presented Grant County Helping Hands with a generous check to purchase food for the residents of Grant County.
    Forcht Bank has always been a business that recognizes the needs of Grant County’s people and strives to meet those needs.
    They truly believe in giving back to the community.
    The volunteers at Helping Hands wish to thank Forcht Bank for their generous support.
    G.C. Helping Hands
    Larry Jones  
     

  • Two-percent tax rate can’t be justified

    Many have asked why the mayor of Dry Ridge has become so involved and outspoken about the situation plaguing the fiscal court.
    It seems the county’s solution to fix a revenue shortfall is to levy a payroll tax on the backs of its workforce. And since some of the largest employers in the county are located within my city, it’s my obligation to stand up and fight for each and every employee in the city.

  • PET BEHAVIOR: Directed Aggression

    This edition of the newsletter focuses on dog-dog interaction, how it develops into aggression, preventative measures and steps that can help solve the problem once it’s in place.
    Dog-dog aggression has two major root causes:
    1) Negative interaction with other dogs, especially at a young age, and/or 2) a lack of proper early socialization with other dogs. A genetic predisposition toward aggression can also be a strong contributing factor; however, a puppy’s early experiences will have a great influence on how this predisposition is played out.

  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention.  Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production.
    You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom.  Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.

  • County attorney looks forward to continuing service

    In addition to working with law enforcement and citizens to prosecute thousands of traffic, criminal and juvenile cases every year, the Grant County Attorney’s Office provides a number of services for the citizens of Grant County.  

  • Fiscal court can’t defend incompetency

    Fiscal court, you can’t defend your incompetency with more incompetency.
    When asked why you didn’t see the budgetary problems coming you can’t defend yourself by just saying you didn’t want to raise taxes last year.
    Your job is to raise taxes if by doing so you are acting in the best interest of the county.

  • Some of the best days haven’t happened yet

    Love.
    That’s the theme of the entire month of February.
    But for upwards of 50 percent of the population of the U.S., that’s not a theme worth celebrating.  This month only serves as a painful reminder of heartaches and disenchantment from the Disney fairy-tale dream they were promised by today’s culture.

  • Skunks on the move

    It is that time of year again and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river!  
    We used to get them circling the house on winter evenings but our livestock guardian dogs’ presence has kept them from bay the last few years.  Their presence is not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move!