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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Stamp Out’ hunger in Grant County

    As if fighting through rain and snow wasn’t admirable enough for mail carriers, on May 14 they will go above and beyond for the community.

    The U.S. Post Offices in Grant County will hold their annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive for Helping Hands.

    Anyone within the county postal area can place a non-perishable food item in their mailbox and the local carrier will pick it up and deliver it to Helping Hands.

    Residents can also drop off items at any local post office.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    Elderly, low income saved thousands on tax prep

    I want to thank the community for the support it provided to the AARP Taxaide effort.

    We were able to assist over 140 clients prepare their tax returns or answer their tax questions. This adds up to over $28,000 in savings for these elderly and mid to low income individuals whose budgets would be greatly affected by paying a paid preparer.

  • I wanna be a trillionare

    By: Georgia W. Dahlberg

    The supposed quote from the late Senator Dirkson in the 60s was “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you are talking real money!” Perhaps today, it should be a trillion here…, etc.  What exactly is a trillion dollars? Let’s start small and wrap our minds around this. We all can see $1,000…just 10 hundred dollar bills. We can even see $100,000, that’s 100 thousand dollar piles or one thousand 100 dollar bills. With me so far?

  • Bald mayors proven more effective

    We have had a lot of fun with the head-shaving fundraising contest for Grant County’s Relay for Life. Losing all my hair for the sake of a few hundred dollars in donations isn’t a bad trade-off. I am told there is a 37 percent chance that it may grow back in its natural blond tint of years of yore.

  • Groups learn lessons from litter

    Grant Countians should use free disposal
    On Nov. 6, 2010, the GCHS Boys and Girls Soccer Teams and the GCMS soccer teams took part in a roadside litter pickup sponsored by the Grant County Solid Waste Board. We cleaned up over 30 miles of road including, Grassy Run Road and Lusby Mill Road.

  • Bin Laden’s death brings back memories

    I thought it was a day like any other except the world I knew was about to change forever.

    That September morning, I woke up to get ready for my first class of the day at the University of Kentucky.

    Still half asleep, I turned on the TV while I ate my breakfast. I had to rub my eyes to make sure what I saw on the screen was real.

    A plane had flown into the World Trade Center in New York City.

    As I watched the smoke bellow from the high rise, what appeared almost as a small speck in the sky came into view.

  • GUEST COLUMN

    (Editor’s Note: Other elected officials have been invited to submit a guest column. Those will be published in upcoming issues.)

    My work is guided by the values our citizens cherish: strong and healthy families; a safe and vibrant community; a community that shows respect for its senior citizens and a small government that is responsible with our resources.

  • Cherish past, learn from mistakes, move forward

    There’s an old saying, ‘there’s no friends like old friends’ and I believe this to be a true statement.

    Even though, I’m 29 (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) I still “hang” out with friends from my high school days. Actually, they’re friends from elementary school. We often take trips together including one to the Virgin Islands. We also get together regularly to eat and catch up on each other’s lives. We’re making plans to go to Gatlinburg and annually go to Cumberland Lake for a girl’s weekend.