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Today's Opinions

  • Holiday Memories

    Nuts, fruits and love

    You recently ask readers to submit their favorite Christmas memory. Wow, it makes you stop and think about Christmas past and what is important in your life today compared to what one might have thought was so important all those years ago as a child. Since my parents have passed away, I look back at so many things with fond memories.

    Things are different now and you know what really matters. My mom stayed home with us kids, five to be exact and our dad worked at the Kentucky Department of Highway. We always looked forward to Christmas, as I am sure every kid did and still does today.

  • Yes, Grant County there is a Santa Claus . . .

    I watched a magical thing happen last Saturday right here in our community and will get the opportunity again this Saturday.
    More than 40 children were able to select presents for themselves and their families during the 2010 Kentucky State Police Shop With A Trooper program held Dec. 11 at Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge.
    On Dec. 18, several more children will be shopping during the Shop With A Cop program organized by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Williamstown Police Department.

  • City planning is a must

    Rick Skinner, mayor elect of Williamstown, is jumping in with both feet. Skinner, a long-time downtown business owner, has called a special city council meeting on Dec. 15 for the council to craft a mission/vision statement.
    That’s getting down to business and in a hurry, which is exactly what the city needs.
    Making a plan for the city is going to be critical, especially if Williamstown becomes home for the Ark Encounter which is expected to draw as many as 5,000 visitors a day when the project is completed in 2014.

  • Lawrence Construction should be commended

    I am a resident of the portion of James Street that has been completely renovated. I want to commend the Lawrence Construction Company and any other company that has worked on this project. They worked long hours and were able to accomplish the work without putting any undue stress on the residents. The workers would answer any questions put to them by the residents. They really had our interest at heart.
    They were able to maintain the flow of traffic and still accomplish their duties.

  • Burgess deserves appreciation
  • GC Historical Society looks forward to 2011

    The Wiliam Arnold Log House in Williamstown has closed for the winter months. We expect to reopen for tours and visitors in mid March 2011, depending on the weather.
    Thanks to the volunteers from the Grant County Historical Society who served as hosts and welcomed approximately 300 visitors to this Grant County landmark.

  • Can this government keep us safe?

    How many American freedoms will be taken in the name of “keeping us safe?” A great number of Americans have sacrificed their dignity, self-respect and personal freedoms by allowing a government agency to manipulate them into subjecting themselves to new regulations set by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), all in the name of keeping us safe from terrorists.

  • Redsfest brings out the kid in me

    If you have never gone before, I would suggest when next December is here for you to visit Redsfest at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.

    We all have a little child inside of us and it was apparent that mine came out Dec. 4, when I got pictures with current and former Reds players.

    I have been a Reds fan since as far back as I can remember and when I first came here to Grant County, I told everyone how I slid on the carpet at the television when I was 5, imitating the 1990 World Champion Cincinnati Reds.