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Today's Opinions

  • Boys don’t like girls who bite their nails

    For as long as I could remember, I was a nail-biter. Like the compulsive, bite-down-until-they-bleed kind.  
    I know, it’s a dirty, disgusting habit. You don’t have to tell me.
    In middle school, my older brother endowed me with the timeless wisdom, “Boys don’t like girls who bite their nails.”  
    Thanks, brother. Nice pep talk.

  • Ready to hear your stories

    Graduating with a journalism degree in 2016 can leave one feeling fearful of the future.  After all, journalism is a notoriously hard career to break into due to the industry’s current transition from print to online platforms.  
    So when you land a position at a respected news organization like the Grant County News, it certainly makes the countless hours of hard work feel worthwhile.

  • Good tools make great gifts

    Amassing a good set of gardening tools usually takes a while and the holiday season, with various traditions of gift giving, is a perfect time to help gardeners achieve that goal.  Good tools don’t come cheap but if you buy right the first time the investment pays off in the life of the tool and the efficiency of the job.  The right tool often means less time spent on tackling the chore.

  • Make your holidays green

    Often we associate environmental topics with spring time, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by about 25 percent in the United States. The holidays are a great time to reduce your waste and get young people interested in the environment.
    Here are some ways you and your children can reduce your impact on the environment while still enjoying the season and showing loved ones that you care.

  • Early voting is not the answer

    I read with interest recent editorials from various newspapers stating it is too difficult to vote in Kentucky and that the Commonwealth should pass a law allowing “early voting” to increase the number of participants in our state and federal elections. I am always supportive of increased voter turnout; early voting is not the answer.

  • Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?

    “Where are you Christmas?” That is the title and first line of a song by Faith Hill.
    Does that describe you? Unfortunately, for the past few years, that’s how I’ve felt.
    It wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the old days, I started listening to Christmas music in October, followed quickly by five video versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
    After we moved to Kentucky from Ohio, my mother and sister came for a brief visit shortly before Christmas.

  • Clemons looks back at first two years, has high hopes for future

    I can hardly believe that I am coming upon the end of my second year as your Grant County clerk. It seems like yesterday I was walking into the office with wide eyes and a determined heart. What a pleasure it has been serving our community and I hope to continue in this capacity for many years to come.
    When I decided to run for the position of Grant County clerk, I recognized that I had much to learn about the job if I wanted to not only maintain the integrity of the office, but also improve upon the foundation that had already been laid.

  • Looking to the future, reflecting on the past

    When the magistrates and I took office nearly two years ago, none among us could have predicted or planned for some of the issues we would confront. Now, to be perfectly honest, we all know that taking office as an all new court would bring some degree to strain as each of us would bring to the jobs new ideas and fresh approaches to addressing lingering issues.
    Little did we know what was on the horizon.