Today's Opinions

  • Don’t let loved ones fall victim to fraud

    Anyone with money can be a victim of fraud. Children are not exempt from fraud and neither are senior adults.  Everyone in between can also be subject to fraudulent financial transactions and identity theft.

    Sometimes family members are the culprits.

    Look for these signs. If you have power of attorney for someone, you should be especially vigilant about these concerns.

    You or your loved one thinks money or property is missing.

  • Hoping that it’s a long, warm fall

    Sunrise is a little later. Sunset comes a little earlier. The location of the sun is changing to that blinding windshield angle. It’s official. Fall has arrived. I think I can hear some cheers going up.

    Fall is Mother Nature’s way of letting us down easy. The emerald green is fading away as fast as the leaves are falling. Morning temps have reached jacket weather. Long sleeves, short sleeves and back again to long in one day. It’s like being backstage at a Monty Python play.

  • Sheriff’s office earns kudos

    To the editor:

    I would like to send congratulations to Sheriff Troy Young and his deputies for receiving their accreditation.

    I know how hard they worked to achieve this high standard of the policies and procedures practiced by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The citizens, community and county should be proud of this goal, which is not easily handed out to law enforcement agencies.

    Kentucky sheriffs must rise to a higher standard for recognition to be awarded the accreditation certificate.  

  • Lack of respect coming from the top

    This column puts me at risk of fulfilling my 15-year-old’s belief that I’m just a crotchety, middle-aged guy who doesn’t understand today’s youth.

    Too bad.

    Over the past several months I’ve produced a rash of news articles about young people shooting off their filthy mouths at police officers, judges and court officials, the latest on A1 of this week’s paper.

  • It’s not too late to bring some green into your home

    Welcome to Kentucky’s roller coaster weather.

    Days upon days of almost 100-degree weather, with no rain, followed by highs of barely 70 and rain storms.

    Yep, it’s September.

    The birds are feeding off the flower seed heads faster than bread and milk sales when the weatherman says snow.

    I’d copy them. I’ve already seen flocks of geese heading south.

  • Avoid leftovers by learning to cook small

    I don’t like leftovers. I prefer food that is freshly prepared, not something that has been in the refrigerator for two or three days or in the freezer.

    Small batch cooking doesn’t have to be challenging. On Sept. 24 I will be teaching a free class on cooking for one or two people. Maybe it doesn’t sound new to you.

    It’s really an old idea that has been revisited with the idea of small batch baking and preparing one serving meals in mugs. These meals go together quick and cook even faster in the microwave.

  • Better a tax on booze than my back yard

    Column as I see ’em …

    My knee-jerk reaction to the city’s creation of a new tax on alcohol sales was just that, a knee-jerk reaction.

    That’s not uncommon for people like me who look at every new tax as yet another insult to my wallet by those who have insulted me quite enough, thank you.

  • Denny perfect guy to fix voting rolls

    Column as I see ’em …

    When I got word late last week that 18 Kentucky counties were among 141 nationally with more registered voters than those eligible to vote, the last name I expected to find on that list was Anderson County.

    That it’s there is sort of like finding a rosebush in a weed bed, considering that the others on the list (Mercer County aside) are largely very rural, very poor locations where shenanigans such as voter fraud seems more likely, stereotypically, at least.