Today's Opinions


    Regarding James Zadroga’s 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the lack of cancer coverage, the lack of providing cancer coverage to the first responders seems a glaring oversight to the intent of the bill.
    “To date, 75 recovery workers at ground zero have been diagnosed with blood cell cancers that a half-dozen top doctors and epidemiologists have confirmed as having been likely caused by that exposure.” This is a quote from the Village Voice from 2006.

  • Bullseye: My first try at a shooting range

    I have never been one to play with toy guns or even shoot a real gun.
    That was until I went to my friend, Kyle Swadener’s bachelor party on Sept. 24.
    The original plan was for us to go shoot paintballs, but just a week before the party, I found out we were going to a shooting range.
    I was a little nervous about shooting a gun, because that is not my kind of thing. I had never held a real gun until I was in front of the shooting target that day.

  • Transportation to GED

    The Grant County Adult Education program is also looking for opinions from the public.

    They’ve  been circulating a survey asking if transportation is a barrier to keep someone from getting their GED.

    They want to know if free or low-cost transportation to the adult learning center, behind Grant County Middle School in Dry Ridge, was available would this be helpful.

    Send your responses to www.grantged.com or call the Grant County Adult Education Office at 859-823-1341.

  • Your opinion counts, so share it!

    Regional YMCA

    If they build a regional YMCA, will you go?

    That’s the question a committee of area citizens is trying to find an answer to as they assess the possibility of a YMCA facility or programs coming to Walton.

    The committee is asking  residents of surrounding areas to fill out a survey by Oct. 7 to see what programs the public would like to see, how much people would be willing to pay in dues and how often they would visit a YMCA facility weekly.


    The Grant County Home Educators would like to thank the county for the opportunity to earn money by picking up trash.

    We don’t like it when people throw their trash out on the roads. They need to think about all the animals that are eating the plastic and other debris. This hurts them and when you litter, it makes our roads look nasty.

    We ask that you please wait until you get home and throw your trash in a garbage can.
    Agnes Barrett
    Mercedes Hardwick
    Shauna Hiles
    Destinee Isles



    The majority opted for a congressional change in the past mid-term election, and how is that working for you, especially if you’re not working? Reading the recent comments of the Corinth writer, I recall those oft spoken words by John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, who was mentioned in their letter. “If we can,” seemed to be the extent of his vocabulary, but it was enough to shift the political leadership in Ohio.

  • Our business helps your business

    Watching Dennis Kenner work his marketing plan for Bluegrass Tobacco may be comparable to having watched Vaughn Bode put life to his art. He does it so well.

    Last week at his Bluegrass Tobacco shop on North Main in Williamstown, Kenner hosted one in a series of fine cigar parties. The concept of such an event is, in itself, a great marketing concept.

  • Ice cream social was sweet treat

    In a day when our world is topsy-turvy, it was nice to step back into a simpler time and enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social at the William Arnold Log Cabin in Williamstown on Sept. 16.

    The event was a joint effort by the Williamstown Downtown Merchants Association and the Grant County Historical Society.

    Having worked all day and gone directly to snap some photographs for the News, it didn’t take long for me to get hungry, smelling hotdogs on the grill.