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Today's Opinions

  • DOWN AND DIRTY

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Holy cow! Just shoot him already!

    In my 25-plus years of working in the community newspaper business, I often get asked when I’m going to write about my family. (Keep in mind it’s usually my family that is doing the asking.)
    I (kind-of) jokingly reply that I have to wait until they are all dead and buried so they won’t sue me.
    When I write a column, I try to find humor in most all situations because that’s how I deal with life and let’s face it families can be just downright funny sometimes.
    Take what started out innocently enough on a recent Sunday afternoon.

  • I believe we will win

    “I believe that we will win” is a chant that takes me all the way back (only three years ago) to high school cheering on our basketball team. This cheer though has taken on a whole new meaning in terms of the US Men’s National team competing in the World Cup.

  • 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.