Today's Opinions

  • Early warning, detection is key

    Chris Lawrence isn’t one who seeks the limelight, but the Grant County resident felt that if he spoke up and shared his battle with ulcerative colitis that nearly developed into cancer, others, especially men who are often reluctant to go to the doctor, might read his story and be moved to act.
    His story can be found on the front page of this issue.
    When he began his interview with the News, he was quick to make two points: one, he wasn’t speaking out to promote himself and two, he wanted to bring light on the importance of listening to your body.

  • Here’s your chance to nominate

    Have you ever wondered why so-in-so got chosen to be Grant Countian of the Year or this lady or gentlemen were honored by the title of Excellence in Education or Business or even Volunteer of the Year?
    It all starts out with a nomination for these annual awards given by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. You do not have to be a member of the chamber to be a nominator or to be a recipient of these community awards, but you must be nominated.


    Kennedy, Crupper extend belated welcome
    It was Nov. 15, 1906, when Dry Ridge hosted the birth of the Grant County News. While yet in its infancy, “The News” merged with the Williamstown Courier. The Courier did not survive, but the News made the most of its new surroundings and continued to grow and flourish in Williamstown for 100 years.

  • Meth series an eye-opening experience

    I’m fortunate enough to not have any friends or family members whose lives have  been wrecked by meth.
    Like most, I only knew about the drug from reading story after story about statistics of how big a problem it is in Kentucky.
    My only first-hand experience was going to take photos of a couple meth lab cleanups, as men in Haz-Mat suits collected the remnants of what was a working lab right in the middle of an apartment complex.


    Work is less fun, fun is more work
    How many times have we exclaimed, “Had I know then, what I know now...”. If you, like me, are in that group of people who have been sufficiently blessed to have survived declining health and other time imposed limitations, if work is a lot less fun, and fun is a lot more work, we are known as senior citizens. We can dwell in regret for what might have been, or accept the fact that it is what it is and focus on the benefits of our longevity.

  • Is this really starting over?

  • Going on a treasure hunt

    I may have the best job in the world, because I get to go on a treasure hunt, and I’ve already started. What I’ve found so far has been priceless.
    As part of an ongoing series, we will be presenting Grant County’s Living Treasures.
    Recently, I sat down with Anna Mary Gordon who turned 100 on March 19. I was humbled to be entrusted with her story.
    She prospered by hard work, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit in a time when it was difficult just to do the daily chores required to function and to get from one place to another.

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