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Today's Opinions

  • Four weddings and a festival

    I lay in bed on the eve of Derby Day listening, sometimes getting up to watch the storms roll across Williamstown.  Having spent a great deal of time and effort in helping many others prepare the local Derby Day Festival, I was haunted by the four past years of much less than perfect weather.

    I had already responded to a disgruntled Derby Idol contestant who emailed me.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Jensen supports
    Hammons

  • 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.