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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Taking care of the future

    Recently my daughter and I went to a Build-A-Bear workshop at the Dry Ridge Fire Department. This event benefitted Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati and Shriner’s Hospital in Lexington.
     I explained to my daughter that she was going to make bears for sick children in the hospital.
    Shriner’s Hospital has always been dear to me for several reasons. The hospital gives care to children without regard to race, color, creed, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. They care for them because they need it.

  • Letters to the editor- 5-1-14

    Reader takes offense
    to letter to editor

    I know I am only one person, but I took grave offense with the published letter to the editor written by Chuck Estridge; America’s Government is broken, needs repairs.
    You state in your Public Endorsement Policy you will not print libelous letters. Yet Chuck calls “our president and attorney general lawless racists who denounce the Constitution and the rule of law.”

  • Paint the Town was a success!

    It’s hard to believe that winter finally seems to have moved on and spring has finally sprung. It was a long-time coming, but now that the weather has turned warmer the days are flying by.
    April is nearly over and it feels like the calendar page just turned.
    I was most impressed with this year’s observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Grant County School District made a concerted effort to take their message to the public with a Blue Ribbon/Pinwheel Decorating Contest and a community breakfast held at Grant County High School on April 9.

  • Letters to the editor- 4-24-14

    America’s government is broken, needs repairs
    Our Constitutional Republic is in dire danger of being illegally replaced by a despotic ruling elite.
    Our president and attorney general are lawless racists who denounce the Constitution and the rule of law.
    They are aided by both parties but the Democrats in particular; as well as the national media. Among a long list of atrocities, Eric Holder says that if a state attorney general doesn’t like a law, they don’t have to enforce it.

  • Critical week ends with budget bill

    This was a critical week as we continued to hash out state budget details with the House in a conference committee after passing our versions of the budget bills.  
    There are many different opinions and philosophies on how to spend the money, raise revenue and support the important public services for Kentucky.  The budget is the ultimate statement of priorities for the Commonwealth.

  • Welcome to this crazy world

    The birth of a child is always a joyous occasion. Some of my family were expecting their first child. A baby girl. Oh what fun. Girls are always more fun than boys.
    Personal opinion.
    Dressing them up in little bows and big frilly dresses.
    Maybe it’s because I have a daughter.
    In helping them prepare for her, I was reminded of just how out of the loop I really was. Talk about feeling like a fish out of water, it had been eight years since I shopped in depth for anything baby.

  • Snow kidding- Is it spring yet?

    Even as a child I didn’t like to be teased, at least not much.
    Good-natured ribbing is OK, but I certainly don’t like to be teased like we were over the weekend.
    Bright sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s – that was a cruel tease.
    I mean is anyone besides me ready for some warm spring weather?
    Typically, I don’t mind winter and I don’t mind snow. Ice is another story, but snow is pretty. I like the way it blankets everything in a coat of winter white, but this year it just goes on and on and on.