Today's Opinions

  • Please, take me back to Mayberry

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve had just about enough ‘reality’ TV. What kind of voyeuristic society have we become?

    They say it all started with “Survivor.” We Grant Countians loved watching our own rugged Rodger Bingham, aka Kentucky Joe, maneuver the Australian Outback. After that episode, the shows have become increasingly provocative.


    Coulson offers heartfelt thanks
    Since drawing the winning key on July 11, 2009, which started the car at Grant County Drugs, I have been trying to write this letter. I just couldn’t seem to find the words. Now, I have so many people to thank—I hope the Grant County News will give me the opportunity.

    First, I would like to thank my daughter, Angel Coulson and my husband, Eddie for entering my name. I was 66-years-old this year, this is the first time I have had a car in my name. Thank you.

  • Pool restrictions lifted, safety measures continue

    Many families have been visited by an unwelcome guest this spring and summer: the Shigella bacteria. Between April 1 and June 28, more than 100 cases of Shigella were reported in Northern Kentucky.

  • America, I love this place

    Boom, boom, boom!

    The sky was full of fireworks this weekend.
    If I sat in my front yard, I could see them. If I moved to my back deck, I could see them. As I drove along U.S. 25, they were everywhere.

    It was a red, white and boom holiday.

    At church on Sunday, people were wearing their colors. The choir even sang a couple of patriotic tunes.

    OK, I’m not afraid to admit it, I tear up when I hear patriotic music. I’ve been known to get a little choked up when I pledge allegiance to the flag.

  • Celebrate our country’s freedom

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and the the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


    Ark park violates U.S. Constitution
    I hope you folks in beautiful Grant County have better things to do with your money than fight a lengthy legal battle up through the courts by several First Amendment groups opposing government money for the proposed ark park. This is such a blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution’s wall of separation between church and state that many are surprised to see that government funding was even solicited.

  • Marriage: A chapter I look forward to

    Three-hundred and forty-five days until I tie the knot with my best friend Jessica Lynn Purnell.

    It is hard to believe it is under a year until the big day and it made me wonder, how marriage changes your life for the best.

    Marriage is between a man and a woman, a promise to be true to one another, in sickness and in health, till death do we part.


    Simple questions may have ‘painful answers’

    The questions below are apolitical and have absolutely nothing to do with either the Democratic or Republican parties. It is about America (land that we love) and her present leader.