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Today's Opinions

  • Retiring teachers: ‘this is for you’

    Many people have asked me what I do now that I have retired. They just corner me in the cat food aisle at the store and demand an answer.

    So, for all you retiring teachers—this is for you.

    First, I had to graduate from elementary school. I majored in reading, writing and talking to teachers in the halls. This took more than 25 years.

  • History according to Ken

    My new bald head has revived people’s interest in me and from where I sprang unto this earth.

    I grew up in middle America on the only expanse of land that no one else ever wanted.  Early settlers never fought a fight with the native Indians to gain the land. It is said that the Indian Chief Horsemuscle gave General Harrison some necklaces to take the land where my hometown sits.

  • All dogs, cats must have county license

    Grant County pets, your pets, deserve to be licensed and protected. They deserve a way to come home if lost, as well as to be safe from diseases.

    Also, in case you weren’t aware, there’s a county ordinance that requires all dogs and cats in Grant County to be licensed annually.
    In order to make it easy for pet owners to comply with the license, the Grant County Animal Shelter will hold a License/Vaccination Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Grant County comes together for Relay For Life
    As I was sitting on the couch Saturday night, May 21, my mind went over all of the events that went on during the 2011 Grant County Relay For Life. It was such an overwhelming feeling to see our community come together the way it did.

  • Money not the answer to $ystem’s woes

    Hearing all the national hype about failing schools, and how we need to ‘invest’ more money into education, has started me thinking—should we spend more money on education or is it a bloated system of academic bureaucracy?

    As I think about my own education, I realize that it was a shoe string operation.

  • ‘Grant County, the place I know, love’

    Hi, I’m Paige Taylor and I’ll be reporting and writing for the Grant County News this summer.

    I’m 20-years-old and I’m from Crittenden, where I have lived since I was in elementary school. I have spent many summers at the Eagle Creek Country Club swimming during the hot days, but this year I’m excited to write for my hometown newspaper.

  • 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.