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Today's Opinions

  • Class of 2017 - May you be blessed in all endeavors

    The 2016-2017 school year has come to an end and this is always a bittersweet time for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
    I have watched, as students from Grant and Williamstown schools have progressed in academics and sports and have grown into beautiful young men and women, each unique and special.

  • A child’s first best friend, first adversary

    What is a mom? A mom is a nurse, a chef, protector, a chauffeur and everything in between.
    Mommy, MOMMY, MOM...we have all yelled these words or heard them over and over again.
    As a mother, I hear these words quite often. Most times it’s because my daughter can’t find something that’s laying in plain sight. Most times it’s when I am knee-deep in something important. On occasion, I’ll ignore it, knowing that it will only get more persistent.
    And when it gets too persistent, I answer with a resounding, “WHAT?”

  • Pet Behavior Management 101

    When Charles Dickens wrote the novel “Great Expectations”, he must have been subconsciously thinking about new puppy owners. Many within this group, especially those who are first-time puppy owners are extremely unrealistic with regard to the expectations of their newly acquired pet. Among the more common myths:
    • Lots of love and affection will make a dog loyal and responsive, and guarantee a friendly demeanor.   
    • Puppies have an inherent desire to please, including coming when called.

  • Food permits for public events help protect public health

     For many Northern Kentucky families, eating at fairs and festivals is a tradition.
    For many individuals and companies in Northern Kentucky, providing food to those events is a business—and one that definitely booms particularly in the warm weather months.
    Between the two, the public and the operators, the Northern Kentucky Health Department has an important role: Ensuring that the food served at such events is done in a way that prevents the occurrence of food-borne illnesses.

  • Spring has sprung; time to mow your lawn

    The smell of fresh cut grass wafting through the neighborhood is one of the surest signs of spring. You should already be thinking about lawn care since it’s time to clip the grass for the first time. Your most important annual lawn duties begin with that first mowing.
    The first mowing makes the lawn look spring-like and attractive and can improve the aesthetics and value of your property.

  • Chamber making Grant County a better place to work, live, do business

    “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do.”
    Q. What do you get when you mix a doctor, a teacher, a dentist and a volunteer?
    A. The winners of the 2017 Grant County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards program.
    Last Friday night, the business community gathered at Main Street Gardens to honor people who give of themselves to patients, to children and to the community.
    Honored were the following:
    • Grant Countian of the Year – Dr. Darl Shipp

  • Williamstown end-of-school events highlights dedication to students

    Dear Williamstown Independent Stakeholders,
    Spring has sprung which signifies longer, warmer days and the near end of another school year.   It is amazing how fast the 2016-2017 school year has progressed, which is most likely the direct result of the flurry of activities in our district over the past several months.  
    We are proud of the many individual and group accomplishments by students and staff this school year. From academic, athletic, and extra-curricular achievements, it is definitely an exciting time to be a Williamstown Demon.  

  • Fire restores prairie

    Back in 2007, we installed a five-acre tall grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program.  Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways.  Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done.