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Today's Opinions

  • Empowering students for college

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    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.”

  • Joyce Doyle loves kids

    You can’t be around her for long without realizing that she loves other people’s children and has a sincere desire for them all to succeed.
    She has spent two careers working with and around the children of Grant County.

  • It takes all of us to cover Grant County

    It’s hard to believe that our children have been in school for a week already. I’m still wondering what happened to summer?
    When the students return to school, the News staff gears up to cover as many school and sporting events that we can.
    Believe me, there’s enough activitiy at the schools alone to keep us busy 24/7, throw in all the community events and a 40-hour work week quickly turns in 50 plus hours.

  • 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.

  • Worst Vacation Ever

    Sometimes when you have high hopes for something, you end up falling flat on your face.


    That’s exactly what happened when I planned a weekend trip to Holiday World recently with my 5-year-old son, my best friend and his 5-year-old son.

    The stage was set for a marvelous time, a boys’ weekend featuring father-son bonding, catch-up time with my friend and a fun amusement/water park.

    Boy, was I wrong.

  • 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.

  • Aunt Lucy gives 100 years of love

    When I was a child, someone in their 30s was just plain old.
    When I advanced to my 20s, it seemed that 40-year-olds were fogeys.

    When I hit the 30s, anyone in their 50s seemed over the hill.
    Now that I’m in my 40s, I’m beginning to think that age is just a number.

    I mean I don’t feel old and I really don’t plan on getting old as long as they continue to make hair dye in little bottles.