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Today's Opinions

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    I hate cancer! It’s ugly and sneaky and sucks (mom, please forgive my use of that word, but that’s just how I feel.)
    Cancer has always been a dirty word in my family, mostly because my mom lost five of her eight brothers to various forms of the disease.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    I would never fancy myself to be Larry King or anything, but in college I always enjoyed reading his columns in USA Today.
    For the unfamiliar, King would not write about one particular theme or subject, rather he would give his thoughts about a variety of topics in short, succinct sentences.

    I guess you could say it was like he opened up his brain that day and spilled out what was inside onto the page.
    As someone who writes the occasional column, thinking of what to write about can be difficult.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS...

    I was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in September 2011. I hydroplaned, hit a guardrail and flipped my truck. I had serious injuries, multiple fractures and both of my legs were mangled. Doctors told me I was millimeters from death.

    The entire first week after the accident, the doctors contemplated amputating my right leg. That morning my EMT was Wanda Hammons. Not only did she save my life, but she figured out my right leg was actually rotated 180 degrees and bent back under me depriving it of blood.

  • GUEST COLUMN

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a new program was formed to supplement the health system.The Medical Reserve Corps provides a volunteer pool that can enhance and support public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Since 2002, the program has grown to more than 200,000 volunteers in nearly 1,000 units across the country. Northern Kentucky’s Medical Reserve Corps unit has 382 members, including nine from Grant County.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    Wade Boggs said after speaking to the crowd during his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
    Last week, I got to have a one-on-one day with my dad by going to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds on what turned out to be a cool day compared to some of the weather we have had here recently.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS...

    Cigarettes were everything to me. I got up in the morning and had a cigarette with my coffee. At night, cigarettes helped me relax before bed. If I was happy, I smoked. If I was upset, I smoked. Cigarettes were always there. They were my best friend.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    The May 5th Derby Day celebration in downtown Williamstown is once again taking shape.

    The Derby Idol singing competition audition will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and the Derby Idol Jr. audition will be on April 27. 

    Register by calling Stormey at 859-823-0129 or e-mail stormey1956@yahoo.com. You can also see Stormey at Country Heart on Main Street, downtown Williamstown. There is a small audition fee. Finalists will sing on stage at the festival.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS...


    We’ve had such a mild winter that several days in January and February I bought lemonade at little kids’ lemonade stands. Already theses little 6 to 10-year-olds have more business experience than the spoiled brat child in the White House.
    Von Hilliard
    Dry Ridge