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Today's Opinions

  • An accidental memory

    Growing up in Georgia, we were lucky to see real snow once every five years.

  • Our opinion - Thumbs down

    The snow is falling and forecasters are predicting ice to follow. The majority of Grant County residents only ventured out on Tuesday, Jan. 27 if they needed to get to work or had to be somewhere, but there were a few who decided to test their four-wheel drive vehicles on the roads.

    That’s just not smart, especially when a Level Two Snow Emergency has been declared. This type of emergency doesn’t mean the roads are closed, but it means that travel on them only if necessary.

  • Our opinion: Thumbs Up

    Time is running out for area homeowners to potentially have their home repaired and beautified for free.

    The unique opportunity is being offered by Kentucky Changers, an organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention that uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

    For the first time, the project will come to Grant County from July 4-11 with support from the Crittenden Baptist Association.

    The deadline to apply for homeowners interested in having their homes is Jan. 31.

  • When a handshake will do

    My last living uncle considered himself a patriot of the American Constitution and voraciously a follower of the ideals of our early American leaders like Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Monroe.

    My last living uncle told me he was hoping to party one more time before he died. He partied when Joseph Goebbles died, he partied when Joseph Stalin died, he partied when Joseph McCarthy died and he was hoping Fox News was next. He said they should call it “Joseph News.”

    Why is all this important to the story I am about to weave?

  • Times can be tough for some sports fans

    Something came over me this past weekend while watching the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the NFL Super Bowl.

    While the games were entertaining, I could not shake the overwhelming feelings of frustration, envy and anger.

    Why can’t the teams I root for challenge for a championship any more?

    For no other reason than proximity, I am a Cincinnati Bengals fan.

    I am not a die hard, paint-your-face-black-and-orange fan, but I try to watch every game with that “Who Dey” spirit.

  • Times can be tough for some sports fans

     

  • Times, choices are tough

    Times are tough and businesses are hurting.

    I see it when I drive past local eateries and retail stores and their parking lots are nearly empty.

    I hear it in conversations around me at church, in the grocery store and at the post office.

    Business slows down and workers get laid off.

    Laid off workers don’t go out to eat which means less tips for local waitresses and waiters. Less tips mean less money to purchase items from the school fund raiser.

  • Things to be thankful for this New Year

    In December of 2007, I lost a friend.

    Only two years older than me, Kyle was a friend from high school. Since he could drive, he would help me get from place to place, coming in through the clutch over and over again whenever I needed a ride.

    When he died, I took it hard. I hear all the time that young people think they’re invincible and nothing can ever harm them. I knew that wasn’t true, but when Kyle passed, I had to confront the fact that I had taken things for granted.