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Today's Opinions

  • Time to say 'whoa' in Washington

    My husband Bud can’t distinguish black from navy.

    Every Sunday morning before church, he asks me whether his suit jacket matches his pants. Since my eyes are nearly as bad as his, I have him take the ensemble to the sun porch where the light is better.

    I’ll spend several minutes trying to figure out whether the navy is actually dark blue or faded black. And if both the pants and the jacket are navy, are they the same navy?

    Finally, Sunday, I gave up and shared one of my grandmother Vada’s tidbits of wisdom with him.

  • KLC, KACo show need for responsibility

    The Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties, among other organizations, have been in the media quite a bit lately because of perks paid to their leaders, lax oversight by their board members, and an otherwise insensitive attitude toward the taxpayers who pay for it all.

  • Did you know...

    Did you know that Grant County’s Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers?

    Did you know that Horse Heritage Days had nearly as many teams as the Kentucky State Fair?

    Did you know who died in our community last week or who was arrested for breaking the law this week?

    Did you know which students were named star students and who got married or celebrated an anniversary or the birth of a new baby?

  • Singing, dancing, living

    If you see me driving around Grant County, there is a 95 percent chance I’m singing in my car.

    If you see me leaving the Grant County News office, there’s probably a 75 percent chance I’m whistling a song that’s stuck in my head.

    But there is always a 100 percent chance that I’ve always got music on my mind.

    Music is something that I am passionate about. I love getting the chance to hear new music. It’s not that I’m just hearing a new song, but I get someone else’s perspective on life.

  • Dinner and a show

    The date has been set for the last “Feed the People” charity dinner. I’ll refresh your memory as to what has happened so far.

    The Free Kitchen, located in downtown Dry Ridge and easily recognizable by the FREE LUNCH sign on the sidewalk, feeds our community’s hungry every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    It is a simple process. Anyone needing a meal goes inside and immediately begins filling their tray. There are no questions, forms or strings attached.

  • It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it

    Being a first-time parent has been a learning experience throughout my son’s first two years of his young life.

    From thinking he was never going to crawl to trying feverishly to catch up to him as he ran around the house, it’s been amazing seeing how he has grown.

    Nothing puts a brighter smile on my face then coming home from working and hearing those precious two words, “Hi, daddy!”

    On the other side, I sure all parents know that not every moment of your child’s life is bliss.

    Sometimes, you get frustrated.

  • When does the real world start?

    Last week, I was in the guidance counselor’s office at Grant County High School listening to Jodi Mulligan and Amy Caudill talk about Mulligan’s recent home renovations.

    After a while, I asked, “Is this what adults talk about?”

    Because I’m 24 years old, lived in my apartment for about a year and haven’t done anything to decorate.

    I mean, I have bills, work 50 hours a week and have to cook and clean for myself, but I never thought about “growing up.”

  • Old time attitudes

    How interesting…  When I was young, to hear a speech by the President of the United States was a good thing.  And, because I was and am an American; to listen to the President was a given.  He is, after all, the elected leader of our country, indeed the embodiment of our country.

    However, apparently my views are old, antiquated and, well in some views, apparently un-American.