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Letters to the Editor - 04.29

By The Staff

Don’t jump on pit bull ‘ban’ wagon

To the editor:

I never thought I’d hear of our editor wanting to take away our rights, but there it was in print in last week’s paper.

He admitted to me on the phone that he has had a personal incident with a pit bull and said he has shot one and would do it again if it threatened his family.

Well, we all would Ben, but we wouldn’t ban an entire breed from the county.


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COLUMN: Tweet with us on Twitter

By Shannon Brock

What if my columns were only 140 characters every week?

Some of you would jump for joy, because really, how much damage could I do in 140 characters? Others of you might actually miss the extra words, and some of you might actually like to see an extra 140 characters every other day or so.

To the last group of you: You’re in luck.


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COLUMN: Here’s hoping spring has sprung

By Cheryl Steenerson

It’s almost May. I open the stand in 24 more days. Yikes. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting an average temperature of 65 degrees. Thank God. Mother Earth is warming up and here we thought it would never come. We could still have some cool days in May.

I remember my first Mother’s Day here because it snowed. It hasn’t since, so let’s let hope spring eternal. The rule of thumb around here is that you can plant the summer garden after Derby Day. That’s this weekend.


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COLUMN: Longer days means early harvest close at hand

By Cheryl Steenerson

Sunshine! I am so glad to see the sun and feel its warmth.

Did it seem like a long winter to you? We now have over 13 hours of daylight and the spring vegetables are getting bigger by the day. As the weather improves, we won’t be the only ones getting out and about more.

Start keeping a close eye on your crops for insect damage. Aphids, cabbage worms, slugs, snails and mites will start to look for food and your harvest is in their sights. A strong blast of water will usually knock them off. You can also use insecticidal soap spray to keep them from coming back.


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City, county lawmakers need to take stand now against pit bulls

EDITORIAL: Enough is enough

By The Staff

What’s it going to take for city and county lawmakers to wake up and smell the pit bull doo-doo?

For the third time in as many weeks those sworn to protect and serve had to kill dogs in the line of duty, the third coming last Thursday when a pair of pits reportedly terrorized the community around David Drive.

Unlike the first two instances, these pits launched their attack on two other dogs, killing a black lab and mauling another.


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COLUMN: Pass the Kleenex, the children are singing again

By Shannon Brock

You might consider me a bit of pansy or, at the very least, overly emotional because I usually get sappy and teary-eyed when I hear children sing.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t start bawling when a random child bursts into a mediocre version of “I’m a Little Teapot” on television, but my eyes get a little misty when children put forth an effort and believe in themselves and what they’re singing.


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Letters to the Editor - 4.22

By The Staff

Drunk in church, not booze, is disrespectful

To the editor:

I choose not to drink alcohol. I have not had a drop in almost 15 years.

The decision to not drink alcohol is a personal decision, just like the decision to consume alcohol is also a personal decision.

I am not anti-alcohol. I keep alcohol in my home so if guests decide to drink a beer they can; it’s their choice.


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Letters to the Editor - 4.15

By The Staff

Article ‘defamed’ dog owner

To the editor:

In response to the article, “Harrodsburg Road boy, 11, mauled by pit bull mix,” in the paper on April 8.

I would like to express disagreement with the validity of the information of the report. I want to express that this article was defamation of character on my father’s behalf. Defamation of an individual is when a false statement is made causing the individual to suffer harm and these damages are usually harmful to the individual’s reputation.


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COLUMN: Tips to keep critters off your plants and trees

By Cheryl Steenerson

Temperatures in the 60s one day and snow the next. Welcome to spring in Kentucky, where all four seasons seem to fight for dominance in April.

We average about 11 inches of rain this month, so be thankful for the winds. They dry out the soil so we can plant. The temperatures will keep ranging, but eventually we will have more warm than cold.


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COLUMN: Raise a glass to Wild Turkey and Sunday package sales

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em ...

The sale of Wild Turkey is among the best economic news Anderson County has seen in some time.

No knock against the soon-to-be former owners, but Campari appears to be a terrific company and well positioned to make one of the world’s best-known bourbons stake an even greater claim in the spirits market.


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