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Today's Opinions

  • “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.

  • Speed traps and burglars: What do they have in common?

    “Adding insult to injury” is an old adage I have grown up with and tend to use at odd times when it seems to fit. It fit this past Thanksgiving Eve for me. Yes, that is the day I received a speeding ticket near the Barnes Road exit of Interstate 75. Hopefully, I have learned a valuable lesson from this experience. Actually, I have learned two: first, you should always adhere to the speed limit. Second, there are more state policemen around than I realized.

  • Back in business

    After coming back to work in May, my “Hello, this is the Grant County News,” was often met with: “Is that you, Linda? Are you back?”

    “Yes, it’s me,” I replied. “I’m back.”

    And, yes, I finally met my goal to get a journalism degree from Northern Kentucky University, before I qualified for social security. It only took me seven years to get my four-year degree.

    I came back to work at the receptionist desk on a temporary basis, just to help out.

  • Show me the plot!

    I was reading staff reporter Bryan Marshall’s column about how he was watching his son discover things for the first time and how it let him re-live those moments when he was a child.

    Cute stuff, these reliving precious moments, but not everyone had precious moments of discovery.

  • Move over Martha and get real!

    Despite being covered in bright, white lights, the Christmas tree sat for several days in my living room naked!

    I walked around it, moved it to one side, and even carried the ornaments up from the basement but it sat there until I couldn’t take it anymore and I stayed up past midnight last week hanging the ornaments so it would be finished.