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Today's Opinions

  • People should get a say

    Epic fail.A swing and a miss.

    However, you want to label it, there is no doubt that the Senate Bill 151 was a misfire for Gov. Steve Beshear, Sen. Damon Thayer and expanded gaming supporters.

    Once again, voters will not get to decide whether they do or do not want casinos in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    To me, it was a travesty, another idiotic display of how playing politics is more important than giving the people a say on important issues that impact our state.

    The issue is fairly simple in my mind.

  • City council had to make a tough call

    Did the Williamstown City Council make the right call in turning down a proposed truck stop on Barnes Road?

    That’s a question with an answer that only time will tell.

    There have not been many developers come to Williamstown or any of the other cities in Grant County in the last few years looking to bring a project with the promise of jobs, tax revenue and increased traffic, so when one does it would be easy to hop on the band wagon, especially when those are the things the public says they want.

  • GUEST COLUMN

    “Mommy, I don’t feel good,” says the little voice. Those five words are tough for any parent to hear, not only because we don’t want our kids to be sick, but also because we know how illness can disrupt our family life. Every child reacts differently when he or she is ill so it can be hard to determine just how poorly he or she feels.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    Once the Super Bowl, ends my heart starts racing as I know “America’s Pastime” is coming back for a new season.
    If you haven’t heard, I am a die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan. Have been since I can remember, running around the house sliding on the carpet, causing red marks up and down my legs.

  • Volunteers, donations needed for new playground equipment

    The City of Williamstown is looking for some volunteers who are willing to role up their sleeves and get dirty for kids.
    The city was awarded a $20,000 KaBOOM Playful City USA grant to install new playground equipment.
    The grant comes in the form of $10,000 from KaBOOM and the other $10,000 coming from matching funds from the community. The Williamstown Kiwanis have pledged $5,000 to the project if the city can raise the remainder of the money.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

     Congress will be considering Medicare physician payment in legislation that could determine whether many family physicians can remain in business. The debate begins with the conference committee on the payroll tax extension, which will decide whether to temporarily prevent a 27.4 percent reduction in Medicare physician payment set for March 1.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    One thing I have learned after 20 years in government service is that real change happens only if citizens get involved. People can become involved by contacting their elected officials and letting them know of their concerns. If enough people voice their opinion elected officials will listen. If you take the time to vote someone into public office, you should take the time to let them know they are public servants. They are working for you.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    The Grant County News provides news coverage of life in Grant County. So, what else is the Grant County News? When Editor Jamie Baker-Nantz or myself get involved in community events, we can bring the power of the press with us.
    Jamie isn’t just presently involved with the organizing of our community’s Relay for Life Event. She’s devoted to it year round.