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Today's Opinions

  • You usually only get one chance at a name

    What’s in a name?

    Well, a lot when it comes to picking out the name of your child.

    They will have that name for the rest of their lives and you’re responsible for it.

    That’s a lot of pressure, plus you want something somewhat unique without it sounding bizarre.

    No offense, but Bob, Ted, Tom and Frank are too common.

    When my wife and I had our first child, picking out names seemed a lot easier.

    She was determined that if we had a little girl we would name her Isabella and call her Bella for short.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    We want to thank the fair board and everyone who had a part in making this year’s Grant County Fair a success.  Everything was very well organized and even the weather cooperated.  We thoroughly enjoyed being there and are already looking forward to next year!

    Woody and Linda Woodyard

    Williamstown

  • Guest has worn out welcome

    I feel violated! There I said it. No, I haven’t been the victim of a violent or even minor crime, but I feel violated anyway.

    An unwanted, unwelcome “guest” has invaded my personal space and he’s worn out his welcome.

    There’s a mouse, not in my house, but in the News office.

    I recently went on vacation and didn’t notice anything amiss before I left. But, upon my return when I opened my closet to put away my camera and purse, I noticed the “gifts” Mr. Mouse had left me.

  • We've only just begun

    Hello Grant County. My name is Matt Birkholtz and I am the new sports reporter for The Grant County News. I would like to share my story and how I got to this point in my life.

    I am 24 years old and am from Aurora, Ind. I remember loving sports since I was 5 years old and can remember watching the Cincinnati Reds, pretending to be like Eric Davis and Barry Larkin, sliding into the television set as they won the 1990 World Series.

  • What ... It's July already?

    Where has July gone? I’m pretty sure I just turned my calendar to July and it’s already July 22 and the Grant County Fair gets underway this weekend.

    Geesh, where did the summer go?

    You can count on two things when it’s fair time – heat and rain!

    Last year, the move of the Grant County Fair from Crittenden to its new home at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown was overcast, pardon the pun, by the deluge of rain we received.

  • Support young people with attention

    Wondering how you can make a difference in the life of a youth? Many studies in the past two decades have confirmed that youth having caring and supportive relationships with their family members is critical for raising healthy, resilient youth.

  • Soccer deserves more respect in the U.S.

    I have played soccer since I was 5 years old.

    For me, it is my American pastime.

    As the 2010 World Cup winds down, there are some things that have been boiling over for many years that I have to get off of my chest.

    First of all, for those who are in the dark, the World Cup is the tournament of all tournaments pitting 36 of the best international teams in the world against each other.

    This year’s tournament is being played in South Africa, but for many sports talk show hosts, it would not matter if it was played right here in the Unites States.

  • Zipping Adam's coat and other great feats

    Have you ever felt like an under achiever? Do you always have the feeling that no matter what you are engaged in, you should be doing something else? Whatever I do—I always feel like it’s not enough. I don’t know, maybe it’s a “woman thing,” the endless guilt trip that we travel on life’s highway.