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Today's Opinions

  • Bald mayors proven more effective

    We have had a lot of fun with the head-shaving fundraising contest for Grant County’s Relay for Life. Losing all my hair for the sake of a few hundred dollars in donations isn’t a bad trade-off. I am told there is a 37 percent chance that it may grow back in its natural blond tint of years of yore.

  • Groups learn lessons from litter

    Grant Countians should use free disposal
    On Nov. 6, 2010, the GCHS Boys and Girls Soccer Teams and the GCMS soccer teams took part in a roadside litter pickup sponsored by the Grant County Solid Waste Board. We cleaned up over 30 miles of road including, Grassy Run Road and Lusby Mill Road.

  • Bin Laden’s death brings back memories

    I thought it was a day like any other except the world I knew was about to change forever.

    That September morning, I woke up to get ready for my first class of the day at the University of Kentucky.

    Still half asleep, I turned on the TV while I ate my breakfast. I had to rub my eyes to make sure what I saw on the screen was real.

    A plane had flown into the World Trade Center in New York City.

    As I watched the smoke bellow from the high rise, what appeared almost as a small speck in the sky came into view.

  • GUEST COLUMN

    (Editor’s Note: Other elected officials have been invited to submit a guest column. Those will be published in upcoming issues.)

    My work is guided by the values our citizens cherish: strong and healthy families; a safe and vibrant community; a community that shows respect for its senior citizens and a small government that is responsible with our resources.

  • Cherish past, learn from mistakes, move forward

    There’s an old saying, ‘there’s no friends like old friends’ and I believe this to be a true statement.

    Even though, I’m 29 (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) I still “hang” out with friends from my high school days. Actually, they’re friends from elementary school. We often take trips together including one to the Virgin Islands. We also get together regularly to eat and catch up on each other’s lives. We’re making plans to go to Gatlinburg and annually go to Cumberland Lake for a girl’s weekend.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Promotion of Christianity begins with Christians
    Contrary to the opinions of some respondents, who label me according to their political persuasion, I personally prefer “Under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance, and “In God we trust,” on our money. I selected the “In God We Trust” license plate for my car.

  • Knight’s latest comments ridiculous

    Bob Knight is an idiot.

    Sorry to be so straight-forward and crass, but there is no other way to put it.

    Bob Knight is an idiot.

    The former Indiana University and Texas Tech basketball coach recently continued his seemingly annual war of words against the University of Kentucky.

    A couple years ago, Knight spoke at an event where he criticized UK Coach John Calipari when arguing that there was no more integrity in college basketball.

  • County lags in physical activity

    Adults in Grant County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at a greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.
    Surveys done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008 estimate that 34 percent of Grant County adults said they had gotten no exercise in the previous month, other that what they may have gotten while at work.