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Today's Opinions

  • Opportunity of a lifetime

     

    The streets of Williamstown will once again be the site of a festival on Saturday, May 4, known throughout Kentucky as Derby Day.  

    Stormey Vanover, owner of Country Heart in Williamstown, leads the pod of volunteers who put all the pieces in place for a successful event.  If you ever need a leader who can squeeze a festival out of spending pennies, then Stormey is the person you need to call.

  • Early action on major legislation

     

    In a 30-day “short session” like this year, it’s difficult for both chambers of the general assembly to fully consider all the bills that have been filed.  However, over the last two weeks, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to act on those bills.

    The Senate passed important bills addressing the state’s General Fund debt, economic development, healthcare, and school safety.

  • Our children's future is at stake

     

    During January, 2013, our nation’s leaders managed to employ a temporary fix for the “fiscal cliff” facing the nation.  While their action pushed the deadlines down the road a bit, there are many difficult decisions yet to be made relative to the federal budget.  

  • For whom the bells toll

    On Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. church bells rang 26 times and America observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.


    The entire world has been affected by this unspeakable act visited upon tiny, helpless, innocent children and their protectors.
    The two burning questions in our minds and hearts are “Why?” and “What can we do to stop this from happening again?”

  • Kiwannis auction is more than bidding

    This Friday and Saturday would be great days to make your dinner plans as pick-up orders or home delivery from local restaurants.  The temperature is going to plunge and it’s a great night of entertainment and bargains that begins early at 6 p.m.

    It’s Kiwanis Charity Auction time and if you haven’t seen it or heard about it then you haven’t been paying attention. Kiwanis Charity Auction information has been on local cable television, local radio and the list of auction items have filled a page of this week’s Grant County News and Express.

  • Issues may be addressed Feb. 5

    The first week of the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly is now complete.  The legislature is now recessed for three weeks to give members time to organize, review bills, and draft others. We will reconvene February 5 for the remaining 26 days of session.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Where did respect
    for others go?
    I would like to commend Deborah Lucas Angel for her recent column “What a waste!”. She was right on the money concerning laziness of shoppers. As an employee of Wal-Mart, I see this everyday. When we find items from the freezer or coolers, we are required by the state to throw these items away. We also throw away any item that the customer leaves at the checkout aisle because they do not want them and do not feel it is their place to put them back where they got them.

  • Less mess the second time around

    The second time around, things are always a little bit easier.

    And, when it comes to potty training, that is the best news possible.
    When my oldest son finally mastered using the toilet life just got a little bit easier.

    We did not have to spend ungodly amounts of money on diapers anymore.

    Our house did not constantly smell like a garbage dump. (Although the bathroom tended to have a pee smell when his aim wasn’t the best at first.)