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Today's Opinions

  • Speed traps and burglars: What do they have in common?

    “Adding insult to injury” is an old adage I have grown up with and tend to use at odd times when it seems to fit. It fit this past Thanksgiving Eve for me. Yes, that is the day I received a speeding ticket near the Barnes Road exit of Interstate 75. Hopefully, I have learned a valuable lesson from this experience. Actually, I have learned two: first, you should always adhere to the speed limit. Second, there are more state policemen around than I realized.

  • Back in business

    After coming back to work in May, my “Hello, this is the Grant County News,” was often met with: “Is that you, Linda? Are you back?”

    “Yes, it’s me,” I replied. “I’m back.”

    And, yes, I finally met my goal to get a journalism degree from Northern Kentucky University, before I qualified for social security. It only took me seven years to get my four-year degree.

    I came back to work at the receptionist desk on a temporary basis, just to help out.

  • Show me the plot!

    I was reading staff reporter Bryan Marshall’s column about how he was watching his son discover things for the first time and how it let him re-live those moments when he was a child.

    Cute stuff, these reliving precious moments, but not everyone had precious moments of discovery.

  • Move over Martha and get real!

    Despite being covered in bright, white lights, the Christmas tree sat for several days in my living room naked!

    I walked around it, moved it to one side, and even carried the ornaments up from the basement but it sat there until I couldn’t take it anymore and I stayed up past midnight last week hanging the ornaments so it would be finished.

  • Do you believe in Santa Claus?

    Five furry faces peered between the wires of the cold, metal cage.

    A nice smelling woman approached the two cages and bent down to poke her fingers inside where they were met with sloppy licks and appreciative tail wags.

    “They’re really cute, but I just can’t take one home,” the woman said.

    As people entered Tractor Supply in Williamstown on Dec. 5, they greeted the sweet puppies and when those people exited the store, they stopped and wished the puppies well.

  • Reliving past experiences

    Having a child allows you sometimes to relive your own experiences.

    You start to remember early Christmases, the Halloween costumes and not having a care in the world other than why you can’t eat candy for dinner and why you have to go to bed so early.

    Recently, I got to witness my 2-year-old son have several new experiences during our first family vacation to Florida.

    It was a short three-day trip to the home of my wife’s best friend just outside of Orlando.

    The first nausea-inducing hurdle was getting to the Sunshine State.

  • Understanding my parents a little better

    I was lucky enough to travel to Cincinnati with Mason-Corinth Elementary’s fifth grade classes last week.

    They were going to Great American Ballpark for an educational program provided by the Reds and it sounded like a fun way to see Grant County’s students outside of the classroom.

  • Let the mouse battle begin!

    When I was a lad, the children’s warden read stories to me about the country mouse and the city mouse and lots of other little mice that were good little mice. Saturday morning cartoons showed how big bad cats harassed the good little mice.