https://www.grantky.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Kentucky priorities at the center of national discussion https://www.grantky.com/content/kentucky-priorities-center-national-discussion <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 40.5px Times} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}</style> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> Inaugural Triathlon is finally here! https://www.grantky.com/content/inaugural-triathlon-finally-here <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">It&rsquo;s finally here!</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Grant County&rsquo;s first triathlon is this weekend and I&rsquo;m getting fired up for it!</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">It&rsquo;s been nearly two years in the planning stages and the time has come when 250 athletes, some of them Olympic athletes, will be swimming, biking and running through Grant County on Saturday, July 21.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The planning has been going on for months</span></p> Pepper blight returns https://www.grantky.com/content/pepper-blight-returns <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 40.5px Times} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}</style> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> Encouraged by county filled with people willing to serve https://www.grantky.com/content/encouraged-county-filled-people-willing-serve <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}</style> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">By the end of this summer alone, nearly 100 Grant Countians will have stepped out of an airplane to enter a faraway, and very different place. <span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Experiencing Jesus with skin on https://www.grantky.com/content/experiencing-jesus-skin <p> &nbsp;</p> Fireflies light up the night for love https://www.grantky.com/content/fireflies-light-night-love-0 <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 40.5px Times} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}</style> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> Don’t be afraid of the darkness, there is help https://www.grantky.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-be-afraid-darkness-there-help <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 40.5px Times} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}</style> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> Public charter schools: An additional tool for improving public education https://www.grantky.com/content/public-charter-schools-additional-tool-improving-public-education <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">From reading the newspaper, Kentucky parents might conclude that public charter schools are central to everything the Kentucky Department of Education has done over the last two months, and that charter schools are central to everything I, as interim commissioner of education, hope to accomplish for kids. That conclusion would be false.</span></p>