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Today's Opinions

  • ‘I once was lost, but now I’m found’

    In the song, ‘Amazing Grace’, the words ‘I once was lost, but now I am found,’ speaks volumes to me now.

    I recently became a member of my fiancé’s church, Asbury United Methodist Church in Highland Heights.

    The road to that moment was a long path in my Christian life.

    I was baptized Lutheran in October 1985 at St. John’s in Aurora, Ind. This church was a part of my family with my Grandma Warren and my immediate family all being members.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Skinner appreciates volunteers

  • ‘Amazing Race’ is safe alternative to after prom

    Two years ago when her son didn’t have any place to go after his senior prom, Kim Haubner of Dry Ridge approached leaders at Sherman Church of Christ with an idea.

    The church could host an scavenger hunt based on the “Amazing Race” television show where teens are driven around the community by responsible adults and asked to do challenges such as find their team sign in a hayfield or buy a meal for a less fortunate family. The event was so popular, drawing 17 teams last year, Haubner was asked to organize another such event for this weekend.

  • Hair today, gone tomorrow

    I was contemplating what my personal involvement would be for this year’s Relay for Life event. As I drove on U.S. 25 heading for the Hogan House, I remembered the joyful faces of a couple children who had been going through cancer treatments and who had lost all their hair. They were making the best of a terrible situation. The hair loss is a well known part of cancer treatment and people handle it in different ways.

  • Early warning, detection is key

    Chris Lawrence isn’t one who seeks the limelight, but the Grant County resident felt that if he spoke up and shared his battle with ulcerative colitis that nearly developed into cancer, others, especially men who are often reluctant to go to the doctor, might read his story and be moved to act.
    His story can be found on the front page of this issue.
    When he began his interview with the News, he was quick to make two points: one, he wasn’t speaking out to promote himself and two, he wanted to bring light on the importance of listening to your body.

  • Here’s your chance to nominate

    Have you ever wondered why so-in-so got chosen to be Grant Countian of the Year or this lady or gentlemen were honored by the title of Excellence in Education or Business or even Volunteer of the Year?
    It all starts out with a nomination for these annual awards given by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. You do not have to be a member of the chamber to be a nominator or to be a recipient of these community awards, but you must be nominated.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Kennedy, Crupper extend belated welcome
    It was Nov. 15, 1906, when Dry Ridge hosted the birth of the Grant County News. While yet in its infancy, “The News” merged with the Williamstown Courier. The Courier did not survive, but the News made the most of its new surroundings and continued to grow and flourish in Williamstown for 100 years.

  • Meth series an eye-opening experience

    I’m fortunate enough to not have any friends or family members whose lives have  been wrecked by meth.
    Like most, I only knew about the drug from reading story after story about statistics of how big a problem it is in Kentucky.
    My only first-hand experience was going to take photos of a couple meth lab cleanups, as men in Haz-Mat suits collected the remnants of what was a working lab right in the middle of an apartment complex.