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Today's Opinions

  • It’s a dog-gone shame

    I’m probably the only person in this county that feels this way, but in my humble opinion, the Grant County Animal Shelter is taking itself a bit too seriously.  

    Now, I care as much as anyone about animals. All my life I have cared for and been surrounded by a whole host of animals. But with this comes a dose of common sense. To have a pet, you have to be able to accommodate it and it fit to your needs, etc.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    There is a segment of the U.S. population cheerleading in favor of the ground zero mosque. One must ask, why? Imam Rauf says that it is for reconciliation. Really! Mohammed teaches that it is fine to lie to an infidel if it promotes Islam. I do not believe him. Why does he call it “The Cordoba Project?” When Islam defeated Christian Spain, the third largest mosque in the world was erected in Cordoba, Spain, to signify Islams victory over Christianity.

  • The times, they are a changn’

    When you are a kid, you don’t realize how quick life is. You want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything, especially when you have someone special in your life.

    Last week, I was covering the sporting events on Sept. 18, looking forward to a big moment that evening at Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, my proposal to my girlfriend Jessica Lynn Purnell.

    For two weeks I had the ring stashed away waiting for that special Saturday. It seemed like an eternity to get here.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    I have been searching the latest editions of the Grant County News expecting to see an article on the passing of a resolution of support for the State of Arizona by the Grant County Fiscal Court. In this resolution the citizens of Grant County expressed their approval of the Arizona law that allows the local police to check the immigration status of people who are guilty of a criminal offense and gives the officer a reason to suspect they are not in this country legally.

  • Get ready Grant County!

    The world is coming to visit! Are we ready?

    Beginning Sept. 25, running through Oct. 10, there will be thousands and thousands of travelers traveling through Grant County, on their way to the World Equestrian Games. If you think that won’t affect us, you’re wrong. People have to eat, people have to get gas, people have to spend the night somewhere. Checking with our local hotel and motel managers, I have found, they are getting lots of reservations for these dates. The Georgetown hotels are already totally booked. So that means our hotels will soon follow suit.

  • 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.