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Opinion

  • Unaware that the ghost of Mrs. Hogan was jumping angrily around them, ghost shotgun in hand, screaming “boo” and “get off my porch,” 29 guests dined oblivious to the rain under the protection of the double porch at the back of the historic Hogan House.

    The guests were momentarily oblivious to the beautiful surroundings while they consumed, with passion, the finest salmon that mankind could offer or Larry Spear’s ¾ inch smoked Bruce’s pork chops.

  • When life is stale, be adventurous. Be spontaneous. That has somehow been embedded in my head. When I feel myself doing the same thing day after day, I have to try something new or do something out of the ordinary.

    Last weekend I was starting to feel stale. I was fighting the flu all week (doing poorly) and I hadn’t gotten much of anything accomplished. My days consisted of going to work and rushing back home for Tylenol and a lazy night.

    Needless to say, Sunday, I needed something fresh.

  • It’s not everyday that you meet real-life heroes.

    I got the pleasure of meeting three this past weekend during the 65th anniversary of D-Day in World War II.

    I only spent about 90 minutes with Jouett Faulkner of Dry Ridge and two of his fellow former Army medics, but I could have listened to them all day.

    The trio were part of the 60th Medical Battalion that stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

    It was difficult to not be in awe sitting with them, listening to them tell their stories.

  •   It all started when our washer machine blew up and flooded the entire laundry room.

  •   WHEW! The 2009 Grant County Relay For Life is in the history books now. But what a night it was!

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    It’s not easy to write a column. I can spend several hours, even days trying to figure out a subject to write about.

    I think about what’s going on in America, what’s going on in Grant County and what interests me. But sometimes, I still come up blank, so I’m going to write about what I know best. My family.

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    This summer I will be involved in the community not as a resident but as a student intern at the Grant County News.

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    Community news or the snippets of life that matter to  Grant County people are the backbone of any community newspaper.

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    I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately.

    Sure, I will only turn the big 3-0 in July, but is it ever too early to dream?

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    Why is it that moms get all the crappy jobs? I mean that quite literally.

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    The sun has been shining and that puts me in a good mood.

    There’s something about hearing birds chirping, seeing the trees and bushes budding and catching a subtle scent of lilac in the air that just makes me feel good.

  •  (Editor’s Note: April is National Autism month.)

  • “I plain wanted to be a country doctor and I never regretted the choice,” Doc Scroggins said. But, the truth is, though he was a country doctor, his influence stretched throughout the United States and flowed into Europe, Asia and anywhere else that there was wildlife and farmland.

    Doc Scroggins’ medical career had him mending the aches and ills of Grant County for half a century. He was president of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, president of the National Charlois Association and president of the National Wildlife Federation.

  • I’m sorry to inform our readers of the passing of Sadie Evelyn Lusby.

    She died at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, April 6.

    Sadie Evelyn was a community correspondent for the Grant County News for more than 20 years.

    Her inaugural column appeared in the June 16, 1988 issue of the Grant County News.

    In her opening sentence, Sadie Evelyn wrote “The new correspondent muses if Elizabeth Taylor could have posed for the picture.”

    It is the custom that all community correspondents have their photo appear weekly with their column.

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    Life is short and you need to hold on tight to the ones you love.

    Those are two lessons I have learned recently as I watched people deal with devastating heartache.

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    One of the first things that I share with students when I am asked to speak about being a journalist or working at the Grant County News, is that just because I’m a reporter doesn’t mean I have special privileges.

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    I can honestly say that I have been ditsy all my life; I like to blame the hair color. But being pregnant brings on another whole meaning for me of the term dumb blonde.

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    Last week I was given an opportunity to speak to fourth grade students at Dry Ridge Elementary on Career Day. The students asked questions such as, did you have to go to school for your job, what are your hours, how much do you get paid and do you like your job.

  • A good change is coming to our online advertising Marketplace.

    Currently everytime you go online at grantky.com, Marketplace ads appear on the top right of each viewed page. These ads rotate every three seconds for seven days.

    Soon, Web site visitors will be able to click and see a map to the advertiser’s location.

    Visitors will also be able to click and go directly to the advertisers, who also have Web sites.

    And, one more click and the visitor can directly e-mail the advertisers who have e-mail addresses.