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COLUMN: Want to grow better roses? Add bananas

By Cheryl Steenerson

Ahh … spring in Kentucky. It’s always full of surprises and spring break is full of outdoor chores. I’m actually on vacation this week, doing that very thing — chores. As of this writing, the weather folks are predicting periods of rain and temperatures in the 60s. I’m guessing I won’t be able to dig much dirt. I can, however, do lots of other things.


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EDITORIAL: Our solution for controlling pit bulls

By The Staff

It’s doubtful that the city and county would even consider banning people from owning pit bulls. The potential legal challenges from pit bull enthusiasts (to characterize those folks kindly) alone would likely sway the thinking of those who could make that happen, and it’s hard to blame them for that.

However, here’s a way that would add some serious muscle to local ordinances about vicious dogs already on the books and perhaps get rid of nearly all pit bulls in the process.


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COLUMN: Keep your whistles to yourself

By Shannon Brock

We’ve all seen and heard it before — a fairly attractive woman walking down the street trying not to pay attention to the whistles, inappropriate phrases and cat calls being rained upon her for whatever reason.

Unfortunately, my friends and I have been victims of these cat-callers more than once. Yes, dear readers, even here in Lawrenceburg.

Just the other day, I walked out in front of our office on Main Street to meet a friend for lunch. I had no sooner walked out our front door in my dress and heels, when someone whistled in my direction.


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Letters to the editor ee" 4.1

By The Staff

Paper made dismissed sub a ‘monster’

To the editor:

Wow! The article in last week’s paper about [dismissed Turner substitute teacher] Barbara Stires made her sound like a monster.

Last October she and several ladies from church went on a retreat. She was a sweet, loving and caring woman.


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COLUMN: Case of poison ivy is no April Fools' Day joke

By Cheryl Steenerson

April 1 — you’ve got to be kidding. Get it? Don’t you love to play practical jokes or tease on April Fools’ Day? Silly things can make you laugh. Usually, the laugh comes only after you realize it’s a joke.

I’m reading a great book now on the importance of play. We’re actually hardwired to have play in our lives and we need it for our mind and body. Besides, it’s fun to laugh.


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EDITORIAL: Dead tree journalists aren't dead just yet

By The Staff

Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker opined recently that at least some of the blame for the decline of newspapers rests at the feet of right-wing pundits who have spent the past couple of decades pummeling them as left-wing rags.

She makes a fairly compelling argument. From Limbaugh to Hannity to Savage, the radio heads bash and bash and bash some more the nation’s dead tree journalists for their biased reporting which indeed often veers left of center.


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Making a case for saving honeybees

By Cheryl Steenerson

I have a sign on my refrigerator that reads “Save the Earth! It’s the only planet with chocolate!” I’m thinking of adding another that reads “Like ice cream? Save the bees!”

Here’s the buzz. Bees are disappearing in large numbers all over the world. Since bees are responsible for one third of the food we eat, this is a problem we need to solve.

Bees touch our lives every day, even if we don’t realize it.


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Hanging out with Billy Clyde, for now

By BEN CARLSON

My years of scribbling notes and asking pesky questions have landed me in front of some fairly interesting and noteworthy folks over the years.

The pinnacle was probably the time I spent about 10 minutes one-on-one with W’s dad, the first president Bush, following a speech he gave during the Clinton years.


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COLUMN: Find your lobster, don't look like one

By Shannon Brock

One of my favorite episodes of “Friends” is “The One with the Prom Video” (Season 2, Episode 14). It’s during this episode that Phoebe reveals her lobster theory.

Though Rachel tells Ross they’ll never be together, Phoebe tells him not to fret because it’s going to happen. When Ross asks how she knows that, Phoebe simply responds, “Because she’s your lobster.”

Phoebe goes on to say it’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life.


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Letters to the Editor - 03.25

By The Staff

Columnist should stick to stats, photos

To the editor:

The following is a letter to Linda Graves, the News-Democrat columnist in Carrollton who criticized some fans of the Lady Bearcats for their behavior during a recent basketball game.

Dear Mrs. Graves:


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