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Today's Opinions

  • HIV threat in Northern Kentucky real, but one we can better understand through testing

    Here are a few facts that we know:

    Northern Kentucky has the third highest number of individuals infected with HIV in the state, with about 30-35 new cases each year. 

  • Are you there, God?

    By Rachel Dawn, Guest Columnist

    It was a sweltering Friday in July, but I was inside. I was sitting just outside of a hotel meeting room door anxiously waiting for my name to be called. 

    It was my first writer’s conference and I had scored one of the few, coveted appointment slots with a publisher; during which I would pitch my book in hopes they would offer me a contract.

  • A Runner’s Request

    As a resident of Grant County and an avid runner, it is difficult to find designated places for training.  My fellow runners and I utilize tracks, treadmills, gyms, sidewalks and rural roads.  In order to train for 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons and marathons, we must collect our mileage on the back roads of Grant County.  

  • Lessons about the Florida Hurricane

    It was wonderful to read the Grant County News last week and learn about the many people in the county who graciously and generously helped in hurricane relief efforts in Florida.
     These tragic times offer some teaching moments for all of us. First, we should be reminded that we are to show compassion towards others, as taught in Christ’s parable of the Good Samaritan. Second, as I said to the Grant County News last week, Christians can use this time to better understand why God allows suffering and death in the world.

  • Assessing the courthouse is smart move

    Touring the Grant County Courthouse, one thing is abundantly clear.  The place needs some work.
    After all, it is an 80-year-old building, so it stands to reason that time and use of the facility would help deteriorate things.
    The building used to house the sheriff’s office, which has since moved to Barnes Road in Williamstown.
    Although it is difficult to imagine, the jail even was located inside the courthouse at one time.
    Of course, there are way more beds in the current detention center now than there were back then.

  • Third time’s a charm as Ella Ruth enters the world

    When my wife was pregnant with our first child nearly 11 years ago we ultimately just wanted a healthy, precious baby.
    However, if we were able to choose the gender, we definitely were hoping it was a girl.

  • Meet your new community reporter

    My dad bet the barn against me. He believed I wouldn’t find a job working for a newspaper right out of college.
    Well, looks like I have all his cows now.
    He’s proud, and I’m happy to be the new staff writer at the Grant County News.
    As a mechanical engineer, my dad wasn’t completely enamored by the idea˜of me becoming a journalist. His first job, as a father, was to worry about me — specifically about me not being able to find a job as a journalist after I graduated University of the Cumberlands.

  • Addiction: A loved one’s perspective

    Most people know an addict or have been touched by heroin or some other drug. In some way, I never thought it would affect my family or me in such a tremendous manner.