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Today's Opinions

  • I’m acquainted with folks over there

    I’m not one to mark time by anniversary dates. It’s just not how my mind works, and there are a lot of things that I try to forget.

  • Homemade ice cream, the flavor of nostalgia

    Nostalgia keeps getting the better of me — it’s age I guess. Lately this very hot summer has me thinking of homemade ice cream and my memories of Sunday afternoons in Williamstown.

  • Williamstown meteorite, a slice of history

    No one knows the year when it entered Earth’s atmosphere but it was found one April day in 1892, on a Grant County, Kentucky farm. Since that day, slices of it are located in the Vatican collection, Vatican City, Italy, the British National Museum, and nearly every major center of study from Harvard to Japan and elsewhere around the globe.

    Here is a portion of the mostly forgotten story of Grant County’s world-renowned 68-pound iron meteorite.

    The following can be found at nkyviews.com/grant/grant358.htm and on numerous sites devoted to meteorites.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Friday, Sept. 17,  begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

  • Take advantage of good weather while it lasts

    Hot weather and I usually do not mix.

    As a teenager, my parents took us on a family vacation to Florida to visit some relatives.

    It was blistering hot all day at the beach. Not being an ocean person, the sun simply glared on me the entire afternoon.

    When it was time for lunch, I started feeling ill at Denny’s.

    The group was sitting at a half-circle booth table with lucky me in the middle, which meant either half of the people had to get up to let me out or I had to crawl underneath the table.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Times are difficult right now in the schools. Money is tight and some districts are having to choose to drop programs and let teachers go due to budget constraints. This is where we must consider carefully the best interests of the students, all students, before we decide to restructure the  curriculum and eliminate pieces of a child’s education.

  • Go ahead, call me a geek

    It’s almost time for those grinning politicians to peek around poles and pop up on grassy, although somewhat brown, patches of yards.

    That means the election is just a couple of months away.

    Go ahead and call me a geek but I’m one of those people who believe it’s my privilege, honor and even duty to go to the polls on election day.

    While the Grant County News does not endorse candidates, we will be bringing you an election section at the end of October.

    This will feature all the candidates who have opposition for the Nov. 2 election.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    With the first full week of school complete, we’d like to take a few moments to reflect and say “thank you” to several people.  First of all, we would like to thank the following for the support they have shown the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) Program: Superintendent Sally Skinner, Instructional Assistant Misty Middleton, middle/high school, Principal Dave Johnstone, Elementary Principal David Poer, the members of the Williamstown Board of Education, the parent and teacher members of both school’s SBDM Councils, our teachers, staff members and co