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Today's Opinions

  • DOWN AND DIRTY


    After the heat-wave in late May the blueberries ripened like wildfire, the Colorado potato beetle larva peppered the Pontiac potato patch and the cabbage worms nearly devoured my kale. I pick and squish and drown but so much was happening at once I needed a little assistance. As you know I do not use chemical pesticides in the vegetable garden. I will reach for a bio-insecticide if I must, however. Bio-insecticides include plant oils and compounds, naturally occurring bacteria, viruses and protozoa. We are essentially using nature to eat nature.

  • Hats off to Rep. Royce Adams

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    One of those multiple addressed emails came to me recently that stated how bad Obama was for giving bridge jobs to the Chinese and how it was yet another of his attempts at messing up American lives like his Iraq and Afghan wars.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    I am the Disaster Action Team Leader for the American Red Cross here in Grant County. During my tenure with the Red Cross, I had my first experience at opening a shelter in Grant County for the clients who were affected by the tornado that struck Northern Grant County on March 2, 2012. I want to commend the volunteers and businesses that responded so quickly to the needs of the people of Grant County. 

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    On April 5, the Dry Ridge Fire Fighters and Dry Ridge Elementary Reading program held the 2nd Annual Build A Bear drive for Shriners Hospital in Lexington and Cincinnati, Ohio. Over 70 elementary students and parents enjoyed hot dogs and ice cream while building 100 bears to be distributed to the hospitals.

  • My time has come to say goodbye

    About two years ago, I came to Grant County to be a sports writer.
    It was a dream job from the beginning, being able to cover sports since I didn’t have the athletic ability to go anywhere beyond high school cross country.

    After getting my degree in journalism from Northern Kentucky University in 2009, I began a year-long search for a local sports writer position.

  • The best part...

    As school winds and summer heats up, there are a lot of activities going on. Everyone’s patience wears thin waiting for the cold weather to move out and warmer weather to move in. This is my favorite time of the year.  It’s not overbearingly hot but not too cold either.