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Today's Opinions

  • Let the Madness begin!

    They call it March Madness for a reason.

    The NCAA basketball tournament is crazy and by far the best sporting event of the year.

    It easily surpasses the Super Bowl, the World Series and the BCS National Championship game for the most thrills, biggest surprises and greatest fun a person can have sitting in front of a television all day.

    For the first time, I will be taking off work for the first two days of the tournament to enjoy the matchups with two of my friends.

  • Hugs from heaven

    I think we all hold onto things: a tattered baby blanket or tiny baby shoes, a fragile piece of china, a broken pocket knife or a family Bible passed through the years and through the tears, from one generation to another.

    Often, these things have no great monetary value, yet they are priceless. How can that be? A baby blanket is not just a blanket, china is not just china and a broken pocket knife is not just a knife. To repeat a line from the PBS series “Lark Rise to Candleford,” it’s simple; there is “love in these things.”

  • Election season is officially open!

    Is it flu season? Is it hunting season? No, but it is election season.

    The Grant County News does not endorse candidates. We will, however, publish a story and profile of candidates seeking election. This information will be published at the end of April/beginning of May.

    All candidates were mailed a questionnaire last week and will be given two weeks to return it. If they choose not to return it, they were informed by letter that they would not be included in the special section on the election.

  • Obama's first year: What didn't work

    While it’s true that as we look backwards towards inauguration day 2009 we have seen neither rivers turn to blood, nor plagues of locusts descend upon our land, what we have seen has been troubling nevertheless.

  • Obama's first year: What worked

    On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama, inaugurated as 44th President of the United States, was immediately presented with the worst economic circumstance this nation has faced since the Great Depression.

  • I must have snow in my eyes

    I think snow is pretty!

    Before you pelt me with snowballs, let me follow up with the thought that I find a quiet peace in looking at a snow-covered field that has no tracks or signs of human or animal life, but I’m about snowed out for this winter.

  • Pray for me...I'm taking the plunge

    I must be crazy.

    That’s right, certifiably insane.

    For a reason that has escaped me right now, I will be jumping into a pool of ice cold water Feb. 20 in temperatures so frigid the water very well could freeze before I can make it out.

    I have agreed to participate with the Williamstown High School’s Friendship Foundation in the Polar Bear Plunge in Lexington.

    For the uninitiated, the annual event causes hypothermia all in the name of the Special Olympics of Kentucky.

  • Goodness shines through times of tragedy

    As she starts the song, “Prelude from a Kiss”, Alicia Keys slowly strokes the keys of her piano.

    She then starts singing softly, letting her voice drift along with the notes as she sits alone in the middle of the studio…