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Today's Opinions

  • Unpopular but effective advice for dealing with bullies

    Column as I see ’em …

    What you are about to read will make many educators and the weak-kneed alike audibly gasp.

    Frankly, I don’t care.

    A young mother who lives in another state called me over the weekend, saying that her newly minted second grader had already been the victim of a bully, a mouth-breathing little creep (my description, not hers) who has spent the first week of school picking on her son and has even hit him once.

  • There’s still enough time to plant some late-season vegetables

    My life is far from perfect, but some days are pretty darn close! Sunday was just beautiful. Got lots of chores done and even made a big batch of vegetable soup to can for this winter. Where did this summer go?

    Maybe the wacky weather made it seem like summer came through like an Indy 500 pace car, with a slow start and a fast exit. The walnuts are already dropping and I’m still playing catch up. I do love my summer chores though. Now that my allergies are under control.

  • Questioning motives on changing rules for public notices

    Column as I see ’em …

    State lawmakers are working their tails off this year on a super-important issue.

    Just ask them.

    No, it’s not solving the state retirement boondoggle they are solely responsible for creating. Instead, they’re bent on doing all they can to operate with as little transparency as possible and couching it behind a lie that doing so will save you money.

    What a surprise, eh?

  • Here are best ways to treat lawns for ants

    Several species of ants are common landscape residents. They nest in places that meet their needs: suitable soil type and drainage, convenient food sources, and in some cases, sheltering rocks or logs.

    We most commonly share greenspace with field ants, pavement ants and larger yellow ants. Mounds of soil excavated by ants make turf bumpy and smother grass around the openings.

  • Pass survival skills down to children

    You could say I got my start on this day, 90 years ago. History shapes us all, whether we realize it or not. Those who know me, know that I’ve never met a stranger, am fairly athletic and love to share stories with humor. In my much younger days I danced, a lot. I got all those traits from my father, Jack.

  • Writer wrong about faith columnist

    To the editor:

    When I opened Aug. 2 edition of The Anderson News, I was shocked and more than a little dismayed to read the letter to the editor headlined “Columnist’s condemnations drive away non-believers.”

    The columnist referred to here is me. I can tell you in all sincerity that condemnation of anybody is not nor ever would be my agenda. My job is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the old preachers said before he can preach the love, grace and forgiveness of Christ, he had to preach the law, judgment and repentance.”

  • Beshear warns of Vets scam

    A caller from a sham charity dubbed “Coalition for Veterans of America” is preying upon Kentuckians’ goodwill toward veterans and veteran causes, Attorney General Andy Beshear said, according to a news release.

    The Attorney General’s office has received multiple reports from Kentuckians saying a caller claiming to be with the “Coalition for Veterans of America” is seeking donations to help cover Veterans Affairs medical bills and aid homeless veterans.

  • The sound, fury of our Tweeter-in-Chief

    The president does not hold press conferences to push his agenda. He does not preside over town halls, taking questions from constituents, nor does he explain policy from the podium. He does not speak to his Attorney General when he is displeased. 

    He tweets.