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Today's Opinions

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    Brian Linder is ‘better’ candidate
    “We deserve better” has become the hue and cry at election time. But, how do we get “better”.
    I suggest, if we want better, we take some time to look at who and what is being offered from candidates for any office in question.

  • Age is a question of mind over matter...

    Recently I turned 27, so I thought maybe I needed to go to the eye doctor as I started to notice my vision was slipping. I always thought of myself as fortunate when it came to the matter of glasses because everyone has them.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    Bredenberg is a
    man of integrity

    I’m writing to support my friend, Richard Bredenberg, running for re-election to the Grant County School Board. I’ve known him 40 years and can say he’s a man of integrity and will always have the children’s best interest at heart. He’s taught in the public school system 33 years and 10 years at NKU.

  • Chestnut weevil thwarts this year’s harvest

    Do you have the worms in your chestnuts well, I am afraid I am in the same boat. We have chestnut weevils. I love our nut grove for a multitude of reasons. It shelters our meat chickens that are ranging freely in its shade. The sheep graze and even munch on fallen nut meat. In other areas, we collect pecans and Chinese chestnuts among other offerings. The pecans are clean as a whistle this year but the chestnuts are a bust.  
    In the first half of the 20th century, the American chestnut tree,

  • Life doesn’t always go as planned

    The summer before your senior year is supposed to be one of the most memorable times of your life.
    You spend as much time as possible with all of the people you’ve grown to know and love, knowing that in one short year you will all go your separate ways.
    It’s a time where you do anything and everything that you can simply to be doing something.
    This is the time of your life that you make memories that will last for the rest of your life.

  • More blood donors are desperately needed

    I called the Central Kentucky Blood Center in Lexington to check on how much blood I have donated over the years. Their computers show a total of 86 units of blood.
     I called Hoxworth Blood Center in Cincinnati and checked and I had donated eight units to them over the years.

  • Mother-in-law leaves lesson of courage

    My mother-in-law, the strongest woman I know, left this Earth on Saturday, Sept. 8.


    How do you tell your wife that everything is going to be OK when you can only imagine how her insides are being ripped open?


    How do you explain to your 5-year-old that his Grandma, the woman who bathed him in her sink as a baby and helped him find Easter eggs in her front yard as a toddler, is gone?


    How do you allow yourself to grieve while trying to hold it together for everyone else who needs you to be the rock, that person to lean on?

  • Drought, heat causes stress

    “Newly transplanted trees must remain hydrated in order for the natural process of root system regeneration to begin,” writes Roger Harris, associate professor of horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. This is something that has been repeated countless time this summer by many in the green industry, yet, I fear, some homeowners may have turned a deaf ear.