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Today's Opinions

  • Patient-provider relationship is key to addressing Kentucky opioid crisis

    Opioid abuse is one of Kentucky’s most pressing and publicized health issues. In 2016, more than 1,400 Kentuckians died from opioid overdoses. That’s an average of nearly four deaths per day.
    These alarming statistics have made curbing opioid abuse a statewide priority—and Kentuckians of all backgrounds and sectors are committed to finding solutions.

  • Former resident concerned about Grant County

    I lived in Grant County 40 years, just recently moving to Richwood after my husband’s passing. I am deeply concerned about Williamstown and Grant County, in general.
    I am reading and hearing a lot of criticism about the Ark Encounter, and I am truly puzzled.

  • Parting words from a grateful journalist

    When I first started my job as a news reporter here at the Grant County News, I was both excited, and nervous.
    This was my first official job after graduating college in 2016, after several years of working both journalism and public relations internships, as well as working for my university’s student newspaper.

  • Ark Encounter resistance on one-year anniversary

    The Ark Encounter celebrated its first anniversary this month but instead of fanfare and praise, some news media and protestors poured rain on its parade. The Biblical theme park, which consists of a life-size replica of Noah's Ark based in Northern Kentucky, faced 75 protesters and criticism from a columnist who said the group promotes "fringe beliefs." But hey, it’s the Ark, right?  Compared to criticism that Noah faced, I'm sure this modern-day rendition will weather the storm.

  • The Ark is a good neighbor

    I was glad to read the piece in the Grant County News by former Judge Executive Shirley Howard about the tourism boom experienced by Grant County due to the Ark Encounter.

  • Appreciation: A lost art

    I’m a man, a father and a husband. I’m also a boss and a judge. I also believe in magic.
    I got married in 1981 to my wife. We have two children.
    The children are older now but when they were younger they were involved in many things; sports, activities and school, just to name a few. At the same time, they were well fed, wore clean clothes and always cared for when they became ill. My children are respectful, mannerly and great people.

  • Kentucky Backyard Beekeepers continue to educate, provide honey

    In the past three years, the Kentucky Backyard Beekeepers have greatly expanded our activities at the Grant County Fair.
    From just a few honey entries, we’ve offered a full honey show with categories in various grades of honey, hive products, food, art and crafts.

  • Number 56 on my bucket list

    Skydiving was on my bucket list. It’s number 56, in fact. I kind of had it penciled in for the summer of 2015, and then my best friend turned 40 and decided that’s what he wanted to do to celebrate. BINGO!
    Weeks leading up to the event I was pure bottled excitement and eager anticipation.
    As the day drew closer, I started to feel my excitement turn slightly to nervousness and the night before, I was progressively overcome by sheer, paralyzing terror.