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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Singing praises of ACM awards

    Country music and its fans aren’t typically labeled as being progressive or ahead of the curve, but the Academy of Country Music took a giant step forward Sunday night.

    Women ruled the awards show, and — continuing in my “Go women!” mentality from last week — I couldn’t be happier.

    I’ve always been a fan of a woman who can flat out sing, and if she has the talent to write her own masterpieces, that’s just the icing on the cake. At least six of these women were honored this past weekend at the ACM awards.

  • COLUMN: Tips on managing diseases on tobacco seedlings

    At the moment, tobacco producers around the state are getting into high gear to begin growing transplants.

    Healthy transplants are a cornerstone of a successful tobacco crop, and disease in the float system often interferes with the production of high-quality seedlings.

    Planning and preparation now can lead to better disease control and better yields of transplants in the spring.

  • Letters to the editor - 4.8

    Don’t blame smokers for limited shopping

    To the editor:

    This goes to the lady who says she doesn’t shop in Lawrenceburg because she doesn’t know which businesses are smoke-free and would like The Anderson News to publish the smoke-free businesses.

    Then please print the businesses you can smoke in and see which list is longer.

  • COLUMN: Want to grow better roses? Add bananas

    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.

  • EDITORIAL: Our solution for controlling pit bulls

    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.

  • COLUMN: Keep your whistles to yourself

    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.

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

    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.

  • Letters to the editor ee" 4.1

    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.