Today's Opinions

  • 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.


    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


    On behalf of Grant County Community Education and Grant County Parks and Recreation, we would like to thank the following organizations for helping make the 2010 Back to School Blowout held Aug. 7 at Grant County Park a huge success.

  • This is no ordinary summer

    When the dog days of August come rolling around, many sports fans turn to football and the upcoming fall sports. This year may be a little different with the season the Cincinnati Reds are having.

    I am a die-hard baseball fan and for the past 15 years of my life, which is a majority of my life, the Reds have had 13 losing seasons. Many people in the area start looking at football once July arrives, partially because Bengals training camp is upon us and the Reds are 10 games out of first and no chance of overcoming that deficit.

    This is no ordinary summer.

  • I think I’m going for a ride

    Do you remember your first really great bicycle? Well, I do. It was a 1960-something, 24-inch Murray, made like a bike ought to be made—it was silvery green with wide tires and fenders, a seat that was made to sit on, a place on the back for a passenger—and yes, its crowning glory—a battery operated light on the front. I thought I had arrived!


    I’m really tired of hearing how the animal shelter is overcrowded with unwanted animals and how they’re going to enforce dog licenses this year for revenue and to help find lost animals (Channel 9 and Kentucky Post Web site).

    I have always got my dogs licensed so they can be found and because it’s the law. I wonder how many elected officials have bought their dog licenses? I’m not just talking this year, but in year’s past? Enforcement should begin at the top.

  • Grant Schools have firm foundation

    With the opening of a new school year, I thought that some of you would be interested in the history of the oldest school year, or a brief history of school in Grant County.

    When Grant County was organized in 1820, there were two schoolhouses in the county. One of these was on Fork Lick Creek near the Old Fork Lick Baptist Church where Hwy. 36 crosses Fork Lick Creek.


    Why have an ordinance if it is never followed? No one at the courthouse can explain this to me. In our animal ordinance, the definition of “animal” is all vertebrate creatures. Our animal control officer is supposed to take care of all domestic animals. That would include dogs, cats and livestock. But it seems our county officials keep interpreting “animals” as dogs.