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Today's Opinions

  • I must have snow in my eyes

    I think snow is pretty!

    Before you pelt me with snowballs, let me follow up with the thought that I find a quiet peace in looking at a snow-covered field that has no tracks or signs of human or animal life, but I’m about snowed out for this winter.

  • Pray for me...I'm taking the plunge

    I must be crazy.

    That’s right, certifiably insane.

    For a reason that has escaped me right now, I will be jumping into a pool of ice cold water Feb. 20 in temperatures so frigid the water very well could freeze before I can make it out.

    I have agreed to participate with the Williamstown High School’s Friendship Foundation in the Polar Bear Plunge in Lexington.

    For the uninitiated, the annual event causes hypothermia all in the name of the Special Olympics of Kentucky.

  • Goodness shines through times of tragedy

    As she starts the song, “Prelude from a Kiss”, Alicia Keys slowly strokes the keys of her piano.

    She then starts singing softly, letting her voice drift along with the notes as she sits alone in the middle of the studio…

  • Kiwanis auction helps community

    The Kiwanis Charity Auction is set for Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. There is an almost official list of items elsewhere in this newspaper that you are now holding, or online at grantky.com under Marketplace. A couple items are changing and the Kiwanis members are still adding to the list.

  • “It is so ordered” - The Abortion Debate

    When my daughter proudly presented me with an ultrasound of my grandson, to be honest, I didn’t see anything that made sense to me. I was excited at the prospects of my first grandchild, but I had no connection to the gray swirls pictured. I had no emotional bond to what my daughter told me was my grandson. But, sure enough, a few months later, he was born. He looked a lot different, but it was the same child that I had strained to see in the cloud of gray swirls, and he’s the same child who is one of my greatest joys today.

  • I'll miss Kelly Kennedy's kindness

    Stepping into the home of Kelly and Dorothy Kennedy is like stepping back in time.

    The home is simple. There’s not a lot of frills or fancy trappings.

    It’s clean, orderly and yet, welcoming, even inviting a person to sit down in a well-worn, favorite chair and visit.

    Kelly Kennedy was like that too. A humble, simple man with steadfast convictions, he loved his family and never forgot his calling as a man of God.

  • Much to be thankful for in 2009

    As another year wraps up, most people like to look toward the future.

    Some make resolutions about losing weight and exercising more.

    Those things are great, but I never really subscribed to them.

    I would barely last a week before I would be back on the couch watching TV and scarfing down some ungodly, unhealthy food that was sure to clog my arteries.

    Instead, I like to look back and see what the year brought.

    There are always highs and lows, but everything that happens helps define you and in turn, helps shape your future.

  • Thanks to a helpful community

    I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has supported me in Grant County. For the past 10 ½ years, I got to do what most people never get to do, which is to have their dream job! I got to fulfill a dream of coaching basketball at Grant County High School, my alma mater.