A grand experiment
The arrival of the replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Campbell County this week turns out to be symbolic of more than just the 58,000 servicemen and servicewomen who died in the conflict that stretches back six decades.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and, for many, a return to the traditional work schedule. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the American labor movement and the history of Labor Day.
County commissioners and library board members met this week for a relatively unheated discussion about books — a conversation made possible because they silenced those who have been so outspoken about book choices at the library.
It’s easy to criticize and nitpick local government officials. Sometimes it’s necessary scrutiny to ensure the public’s business is conducted as above-board and transparently as possible.
The adage that the only certainties in life are death and taxes doesn’t take into account the bigotry, racism and xenophobia of a small, ugly and vocal group of Campbell County residents.
As a community that prides itself on fiscal and political conservatism, we were disappointed to see that — at least in one area — Gillette is as wasteful as more urban, liberal cities where residents take their resources for granted.
If whoever originally turned the phrase that “too many cooks spoil the broth” were contemporary today, he might of instead lamented how “too many politicians spoil just about anything.”
Hardly a day goes by without at least someone — and usually a number of someones — leaving indignant and sometimes snarky comments on News Record social media posts about how our stories published online should be free to read.
What began as a critical benefit for people directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved to become an obstacle in our social and economic recovery.
It’s no secret that a depressed local economy, coupled with an alarming plunge in Campbell County’s assessed valuation, is squeezing our local health care system like a hungry boa constrictor.
Nearly seven years of asking “what if?” and imagining the potential for theoretic game-changing technologies to solve what Elon Musk calls the largest threat facing humanity, we’re on the cusp of beginning to realize the potential for the Integrated Test Center.
If we needed another sign that some things are starting to return to normalcy as the COVID-19 pandemic drums on, there’s the Campbell County Health Board of Trustees enjoying a short little jaunt to an out-of-town resort.