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Today's Opinions

  • Rainfall sets stage for nuisance pests

    Springtails

    Springtails are tiny wingless insects that can flip into the air, giving them the appearance of tiny fleas. They would go completely unnoticed except that hundreds of them can accumulate on surfaces like a small, dusty gray carpet that moves.

  • It’s a good time to be a criminal

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    It would be easy to slam the state’s Board of Corrections for allowing Lawrenceburg resident Kris Mitchell to serve just two years of a 10-year sentence for a rash of burglaries, some of them involving guns, for crying out loud.

    Instead, I’ll slam the state legislature that a couple of years ago created God-awful HB 463, which basically allows crooks and schnooks a get-out-jail early card, provided their crimes are non-violent.

  • Frog serenade a sure sign of spring

    We’ve all heard the saying “when one door closes, another one opens.” Well, I’m slamming the door on winter and opening it for spring. Hallelujah! Though hiking up and down my driveway in 2 feet of snow gets me into great shape for gardening, let’s be realistic — muck boots and Carhartts are hardly business casual attire.

  • Don’t let emerald ash borers win in 2015

    The most severe emerald ash borer (EAB) attacks in Kentucky are focused in the triangular area bounded by Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky.

    Management

    Kentuckians who live in counties where EAB has been detected should determine the numbers and sizes of ash trees on their properties and decide on a course of action. Managing Emerald Ash Borer: Decision Guide is a good tool to use. In general, ash trees can be saved if they are:

    Healthy and growing vigorously with 75 percent or more of their leaves.

  • How’s your relationship with money?

    At the end of the month, do you wonder what happened to your money? Are you regularly tempted to spend when you have a few extra dollars in your pocket?

    Spending and savings habits are directly linked to financial stability. Understanding how and where you spend money is important for financial success, especially in tough economic times.

    One important step for managing your household budget is to develop a spending plan for your money. Doesn’t that sound better than “budget?” Use the following steps to develop your family’s plan.

  • Think about it before adopting just one more

    By Jane Sinnett, Guest columnist

    I looked into those amazing eyes, one blue, one white, and was ready to go to the front desk and tell them I wanted that one.

    My heart said yes but my mind said, let’s wait a minute. My mind and heart do battle with each other when it comes to just one more animal.

  • Newspaper doing what it should

    To the editor:

    I meant to write this letter before now.

    I want to welcome Ben Carlson back to the role of publisher/editor of The Anderson News.

    Under his leadership the paper is more than a source of information about local happenings, though that is important enough.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    To the editor:

    I would really appreciate it if you all would find a place in your paper to recognize the gentleman who scrapes our road and the other roads in our little part of the world. Jobey Harvey comes during every snow event on his own tractor to scrape our roads. When it snows, we have no doubt that this wonderful man will be coming bright and early to make way for our community to get out with ease.