http://www.grantky.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Prune hydrangea after blooms fade http://www.grantky.com/content/prune-hydrangea-after-blooms-fade <p> By Jeneen Wiche, weekend gardener</p> Guest Column: Plan ahead for early retirement http://www.grantky.com/content/guest-column-plan-ahead-early-retirement <p> By Rachel Price</p> Guest Column: Plan ahead for early retirement http://www.grantky.com/content/guest-column-plan-ahead-early-retirement <p> By Rachel Price</p> I want Grant County to know http://www.grantky.com/content/i-want-grant-county-know <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hankins.jpg" alt="Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins" title="Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As the duly elected Grant County Jailer, I am charged by law with staffing the jail and organizing a command staff for efficient operations of the facility.<br /> I proposed an organizational chart on Oct. 12, 2015 that would have cut $25,000 from the current payroll budget.&nbsp;<br /> This would have allowed me to possibly hire an additional deputy and reorganize the command structure underneath my supervision.<br /> &nbsp;I am a retired law enforcement officer and my organizational structure was modeled on the standard law enforcement command chart.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Police Academy was eye-opening http://www.grantky.com/content/police-academy-was-eye-opening <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jamie_baker-nantz_8.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Clerk appreciates support for smooth election http://www.grantky.com/content/clerk-appreciates-support-smooth-election <p> As your county clerk, I completed the final task of the election process for the 2015 Primary Election by presenting reports and election results to the grand jury on June 3, 2015. The election held on May 19 went smoothly and the recanvass on May 28 went well.<br /> Bumper crop squash not a sure thing http://www.grantky.com/content/bumper-crop-squash-not-sure-thing <p> You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash?&nbsp; Squash shows up in people&rsquo;s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can&rsquo;t even give it away.&nbsp; Well, that&rsquo;s never really been a problem for me.&nbsp; I have a little bit of that problem this year and I give credit to the variety and the fact that it was plated later than usual.&nbsp; Others, however, have not been so blessed.<br /> Yard sale signs anger Dry Ridge resident http://www.grantky.com/content/yard-sale-signs-anger-dry-ridge-resident <p> I am writing this letter in reference to yard sale signs. For the past six weeks, I have picked up the residue from yard sale signs on Monday mornings either in my yard or across the street.<br /> People are coming into the City of Dry Ridge, no due respect for the home or property owner, placing yard sale signs without permission.<br /> These people are non-tax paying people to the City of Dry Ridge. Sometimes they hang their signs on stop signs. These signs are distracters for motorists. This leads to a safety factor.<br />