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Today's Opinions

  • Action needed to address RX drug problem

    State and local action needed to address prescription drug problem
    It would be difficult to find a local elected official in Kentucky who doesn’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a major problem in his or her own community. The facts are staggering. According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy:

  • Dave Owen wants no thanks, but deserves it anyway

    For more than 30 years, no matter the time of day or the weather conditions, if people in Crittenden, needed help, Dave Owen was there.

    Owen served as the volunteer fire chief of Crittenden and spent many nights, weekends and holidays helping people, either by fighting a fire in their home or business or rendering first aid as a first emergency responder.

    He wasn’t paid but gave of his time because he wanted to help his community. He wanted to give back.

    After 30 years of service, Owen stepped down as Crittenden’s fire chief recently.

  • Dave Owen wants no thanks, but deserves it anyway

    For more than 30 years, no matter the time of day or the weather conditions, if people in Crittenden, needed help, Dave Owen was there.

    Owen served as the volunteer fire chief of Crittenden and spent many nights, weekends and holidays helping people, either by fighting a fire in their home or business or rendering first aid as a first emergency responder.

    He wasn’t paid but gave of his time because he wanted to help his community. He wanted to give back.

    After 30 years of service, Owen stepped down as Crittenden’s fire chief recently.

  • Celebrate, remember, fight back

    Whew! It’s been a busy year. First, the Grant County Relay For Life wrapped up on May 21 followed closely by end of school activities and graduation on May 27.

    I’m still trying to get my second wind from the relay.

    What an awesome night! The weather was picture perfect. It was one of the nicest Friday nights we’ve seen in a long time. Not too hot, not too cool, just right.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Stop ‘big oil’ tax give-aways

    Check the price at the pumps when you go through Dry Ridge; it should be heading down, said my husband on Friday, May 13. When I phoned home, the news was that the price had increased from $3.99 to $4.15—and it was all the local stations. Just stunning!

  • Perpetual Care: mowing down sorrow

    At the end of the Civil War, people began placing flowers, wreaths and crosses on the graves of the fallen. Retired Major General Jonathan A. Logan organized a one day event to honor those soldiers who survived the war—they called it Decoration Day. Logan later issued a proclamation that May 30, 1868 should be designated as Memorial Day and in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday to be observed on the last Monday in May.

  • Reds sweep my favorite arch enemy

    If you haven’t met me in the nine and a half months I have been in Grant County, then you might not know that I am one of the biggest Cincinnati Reds fans in the WORLD.

    This past weekend, my fiancé Jess, her brother Lyle and I went to the first two games of the three-game series between the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals, my arch enemy.

  • ‘Hair today ...’ Ken’s bald in May

    This round goes to the girls!

    Yep, Ken Stone, whether he wants to or not, is going to have to give some credit to the female staff here at the Grant County News.
    The “Hair Today, Gone in May” event which pitted Ken, Bill Glass, Bryan Miles and Rick Skinner against each other to see who could raise the most money and get their head shaved as a Relay For Life fundraiser is in the history books.

    Voting ended at 6:05 and a half p.m. on Friday, May 13.