Today's Opinions

  • Dry Ridge lost a true friend in David Brockman


     On Jan. 1, 2014, the city of Dry Ridge, not only lost a owner/establisher of Dry Ridge Auto Parts but a true friend as well. This person was Dave Brockman.

  • Charlie Dills will be missed


    Several years ago in an effort to raise more money at the Grant County Relay For Life, someone threw out the idea of a silent auction where Relay teams could put together baskets or donate items to be sold.

    That event proved popular and successful and the next year, the Relay committee decided to add a live auction of the top 12 or so items to add another interesting event.

    We didn’t look any further than asking Charlie Dills, a local auctioneer and cancer survivor if he’d be our guest auctioneer and he graciously agreed.

  • Kiwanis Auction funds community projects


    A baby born during our very first Williamstown Kiwanis Charity auction would be 17 years old this month.  Think about the changes that child would have seen in the world during those 17 years.

       The auction idea was born at about the time I developed a lung ailment, therefore its reality was delayed until I recovered. Then I sprang my idea upon the Kiwanis membership nearly 18 years ago.

  • The Senate Republican Majority's top five priorities


     Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed some rest and relaxation as 2013 came to a close.  The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our daily routines. School is back in session and the work of the year in full swing.

  • 2014...full of promise


    Last year flew by in so many ways; it seems like just last week it was summer. Halloween came and went. Thanksgiving seems like the blink of an eye and it was over. Christmas came and went and in all honesty, I’m glad it’s over with. I was a bit of bah humbug this year.

    New Years came and went and was just another day. I didn’t even stay up to watch the ball drop, which is a yearly tradition. I stayed in and went to bed. Wonder what that says about the New Year? 

  • Support KET and feel proud about it


    I have been a volunteer at KET, Kentucky’s statewide public television system, since 2009. 

    I volunteer my time there because, for years, my family and I have enjoyed the diverse, wonderful programming and services through KET provides and I want to take part in passing those things on to others in my community. 

    KET produces programming that focuses on Kentucky and keeps us informed on public affairs, arts, health and education in the Commonwealth. 

  • Why do I feel like the victim in tax hikes?


    I’d like to remind our fellow Grantonians that two groups of our local elected officials, i.e. Grant Co. School Board and Dry City Council, have raised taxes this fall. 

    That is quite a jolt during these tight economic times. Both these groups say that they had no choice but to raise our taxes, as they are short on funds.  

    Let’s see...what do responsible citizens do when they are short on funds? We cut back on expenses, get a second job, work a little harder to make ends meet. 

  • Help us be a better newspaper


    We need your help.

    I see the Grant County News as a community newspaper.

    The definition of that, in my mind, is two-fold.

    First, we strive to cover this community like no other publication or TV station.

    Sure, the bigger staffed media outlets may trot down I-75 south to Grant County when a big story comes along.

    But, will they be there when a local business opens its doors and is looking for the support of residents?