Today's Opinions

  • Extend Thanksgiving by finding ways to help others

    I am so thankful! I am thankful for you, my faithful readers and for the kindness of people in our county.

    I am thankful for family, friends and furballs! I am thankful for my faithful truck, my beautiful farm and a job that makes such a positive difference in the lives of others.

    If you ever wondered why you always see me smiling, this is why. I truly appreciate all that I have in life. I guess you could say I get to have Thanksgiving all year long.

  • Christensen worked to restore old Glensboro schoolhouse


    To the editor:

    I have wondered what will become of Glensboro School. I am a friend of Marcella Rose Christensen and Mike Christensen, the widow and brother of Wade Christensen and neighbors of mine in Anderson County. This is from the obituary Marcie wrote when Wade died in June 2003:

  • Try these recipes to help keep your holiday feast a bit more healthful

    November is diabetes awareness month. It’s also the beginning of the holiday season of feasting.

    The following recipes are suitable for someone with diabetes or anyone who wants to eat healthier.

    Be mindful of calories and portion sizes. Remember that what you eat is only 50 percent of the weight management plan. The other 50 percent is increasing physical activity and strength building exercise.

    My family loves the double layer pumpkin pie and would rather have this dessert on Thanksgiving instead of traditional pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

  • Legion Auxiliary, veterans always deserve our thanks

    To the editor:

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 for hosting the veterans service Nov. 8.

    I had the distinct privilege of attending this function, along with Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Votaw, who is himself an Army veteran. As I listened to the many speakers, I thought how proud I would have been to bring my dad to this event had he been alive.

  • Poor turnout tells politicians we don’t care

    I don’t think very many of us saw this one coming.

    Privately, I had told a very few close friends that I thought Matt Bevin was going to be the next governor of Kentucky, but that we might not know until the early hours of Nov. 4, the day after we had the opportunity to go to the polls.

    A statewide margin of less than 10,000 votes either way would not have been a surprise and the lingering question would have been the effect of a third-party candidate.

  • Many deserve thanks for contributions to smooth-running election process

    By Jason Denny

    Anderson County Clerk

    Another election has come and gone.

    Even though we experienced a larger voter turnout than originally thought, we had very few issues. As usual, the Attorney General’s Office visited several of the voting locations looking for voter fraud and election officer compliance. To our knowledge, no fraud was found.

    I want to thank several for helping make Election Day go so well. I will start with my staff.

  • Make a list or have a hug: De-stress for holidays

    Well, it’s that time of year again. We’re just days away from everything, and lists are appearing everywhere.

    A list for the grocery, a list for getting things out of closets and cupboards, a list for the order of cooking, and that’s just for Thanksgiving!

    Planning ahead by making a list does more than just ensure a well cooked dinner for family and friends; it helps you sleep and saves you money.

  • Scores help indicate herd health

    Early winter is an optimum time to prepare your spring-calving herd for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval.

    A cow that gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.