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Opinion

  • Times are difficult right now in the schools. Money is tight and some districts are having to choose to drop programs and let teachers go due to budget constraints. This is where we must consider carefully the best interests of the students, all students, before we decide to restructure the  curriculum and eliminate pieces of a child’s education.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Recently, I had a situation with the air conditioning in my car and took it to the dealer for repairs. Their findings were that the compressor was bad and it would be a $900 fix. I decided to think it over before spending that much on a 7-year-old vehicle. After calling a friend and being told to try Dry Ridge Auto Parts, I did just that.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Today’s topic is the Tea Party, a so – called political ‘phenomenon.’  Actually, the facts behind the hype show that the Tea Party is not so phenomenal and that as time has passed, and despite claims, it has proven inconsequential and is fading.  

  • Unable to attack the message, the left has chosen to attack the messengers. Unable to prevail in the arena of ideas, they have set out to marginalize the players. Funny thing, though, for eight years we were told that criticizing the government was the highest form of patriotism. Now, we’re told its racism.