Today's Opinions

  • Redsfest brings out the kid in me

    If you have never gone before, I would suggest when next December is here for you to visit Redsfest at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.

    We all have a little child inside of us and it was apparent that mine came out Dec. 4, when I got pictures with current and former Reds players.

    I have been a Reds fan since as far back as I can remember and when I first came here to Grant County, I told everyone how I slid on the carpet at the television when I was 5, imitating the 1990 World Champion Cincinnati Reds.

  • Move it - or lose it!

    When the snow starts falling, the snow plows come out, but they can’t clean your street or road if you and your neighbors park in their way.
    According to Mark Courtney, street supervisor for the city of Williamstown, people parking along the side of roads or too close to the edge of the road means the snow plows can’t effectively move the snow or salt the roads.
    Courtney said it’s always a problem this time of year.



    The Williamstown Christian Church would like to thank all those who filled their Helping Others bags with food. There was a tremendous response to this effort. The bags were delivered to Helping Hands and are already helping those in need during this holiday season.
    Ruth Odor


    Crittenden Baptist Challengers did trash pick up on Oct. 23, on two roads. There was still a lot of trash along the road. It was cleaner than last year. I hope people are understanding not to litter on the sides of the roads. It was a great day to be outside in great weather.
    I want to thank Grant County to give me the chance to pick up trash and make our county cleaner. We also picked up four tires and a big wire cage.
    Maybe next year we won’t have to pick up as much trash as this year. It was exciting and fun and I can’t wait until next year.

  • These are a few of my favorite things

    Around October, I start mixing my recipe for the holidays.
    I begin with Christmas music, and if I don’t have a good portion of Bing Crosby, mixed with Rosemary Clooney and dashes of Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Johnny Mathis, I become Grinch-afied. A smidge of the Davis sisters, Skeeter and Betty Jack, singing “Christmas Boogie,” is just icing on the cake. Most of these artists were popular in the 40’s, before I was born, but I listened to Skeeter, as a love-sick teen in my West Virginia home, in the 60’s.

  • Collective voices needed to kill HR 2454

    Our president appeared on national TV in 1972 and told the nation that it was out of oil. There was much speculation that it was simply a lie by big oil to prepare the nation for the increased prices of foreign oil.

  • Save-A-Lot employees extend thank you

    The Save-A-Lot employees would like to thank everyone who participated, bought and donated to the bake sale for Gary (Bub) Barber.
    Thanks from all of us.
     Karen Marksberry
    Save-A-Lot employees
    Dry Ridge