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Today's Opinions

  • We've only just begun

    Hello Grant County. My name is Matt Birkholtz and I am the new sports reporter for The Grant County News. I would like to share my story and how I got to this point in my life.

    I am 24 years old and am from Aurora, Ind. I remember loving sports since I was 5 years old and can remember watching the Cincinnati Reds, pretending to be like Eric Davis and Barry Larkin, sliding into the television set as they won the 1990 World Series.

  • What ... It's July already?

    Where has July gone? I’m pretty sure I just turned my calendar to July and it’s already July 22 and the Grant County Fair gets underway this weekend.

    Geesh, where did the summer go?

    You can count on two things when it’s fair time – heat and rain!

    Last year, the move of the Grant County Fair from Crittenden to its new home at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown was overcast, pardon the pun, by the deluge of rain we received.

  • Support young people with attention

    Wondering how you can make a difference in the life of a youth? Many studies in the past two decades have confirmed that youth having caring and supportive relationships with their family members is critical for raising healthy, resilient youth.

  • Soccer deserves more respect in the U.S.

    I have played soccer since I was 5 years old.

    For me, it is my American pastime.

    As the 2010 World Cup winds down, there are some things that have been boiling over for many years that I have to get off of my chest.

    First of all, for those who are in the dark, the World Cup is the tournament of all tournaments pitting 36 of the best international teams in the world against each other.

    This year’s tournament is being played in South Africa, but for many sports talk show hosts, it would not matter if it was played right here in the Unites States.

  • Zipping Adam's coat and other great feats

    Have you ever felt like an under achiever? Do you always have the feeling that no matter what you are engaged in, you should be doing something else? Whatever I do—I always feel like it’s not enough. I don’t know, maybe it’s a “woman thing,” the endless guilt trip that we travel on life’s highway.

  • Tea Party is fading

    Today’s topic is the Tea Party, a so – called political ‘phenomenon.’  Actually, the facts behind the hype show that the Tea Party is not so phenomenal and that as time has passed, and despite claims, it has proven inconsequential and is fading.  

  • Less is better

    Unable to attack the message, the left has chosen to attack the messengers. Unable to prevail in the arena of ideas, they have set out to marginalize the players. Funny thing, though, for eight years we were told that criticizing the government was the highest form of patriotism. Now, we’re told its racism.

  • Finding happiness after sadness

    It may be cliche, but life really is filled with peaks and valleys.

    In December, my wife and I were on top of the world as we found out that she was pregnant with our second child.

    We were overjoyed at the reality that in nine short months we would be adding to our family.

    We were hoping first that it would be a healthy baby.

    Then, we were crossing our fingers that it would be a girl since we already have the best son in the world.

    Only weeks into the pregnancy, we got devastating news.