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Today's Opinions

  • Many uses for healthy avocados

    Avocados aren’t just for guacamole.

    I’ve seen avocado ice cream, brownies and muffins, avocado-walnut pesto, avocado dips and even avocado soup.

    Avocados are a very unique fruit. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C. They have more potassium than bananas. Eating avocados has been linked with various health benefits, such as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and arthritis.

  • Help support Challenger League

    To the editor:

    Anderson County Little League is dedicated to building character, courage and loyalty in our local area youth by providing a fun, safe and competitive baseball program.

    We are proud to be one of few programs within the state that offer a Challenger Baseball Division for children with special needs.

    This is the ninth year of Challenger League Baseball in Anderson County, and we have been grateful for the community support over the past few years.

  • We may never know why Crouch was fired

    Column as I see ’em …

    The reaction to last week’s front page story about the firing of former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch was remarkable.

    The paper’s Facebook friends — and more than a few apparent enemies — piled on shortly after the story broke. Most were outraged that the city would fire such a popular officer. Others jumped for joy, including more than a few of whom I suspect were at some point on the receiving end of a pair of Crouch’s handcuffs.

  • Grow your way to better health

    Let’s hear it for a fountain of youth. Old gardeners never die, they just spade away.

    I have a pillow that has that saying, given to me by an anonymous friend years ago. I love that pillow. I also have a T-shirt that says “Hanging on by the seed of my plants.” Notice a theme here?

  • No one called me snowflake, libtard during week at War College

    It was during a coffee break outside Bliss Hall that an Army colonel from Virginia shared his exasperation with TV news.

    “I was in one of those tanks,” he told me, clearly angry, “rolling down a street in Iraq. FOX, CNN, the networks, they all showed us throwing fistfuls of candy to crowds of kids with the caption ‘US troops greeted as liberators.’ I was so dang mad. Those kids weren’t the welcome wagon, they were starving.”

  • Fresh cucumbers to more than simply taste good

    For those of us wanting to eat healthier and change some eating habits, we do a lot of research. It can seem overwhelming and at times, we want to give up.

    My advice, and my approach has always been to pick one item or one subject and concentrate on that. If you wanted to fix the brakes on your car, you wouldn’t read a manual on the transmission.

  • Let Kentucky coal be another weapon against North Korea

    To the editor:

    Kentucky has the opportunity to lead the world with foreign policy assistance through to production and export of coal to China.

    One of North Korea’s main exports is coal and China is their main customer. America should sanction North Korea by negotiating with China to stop buying North Korean coal and buy Kentucky coal instead.

    This new arrangement further opens the way for more Chinese companies to look closer at Kentucky economically. Now that Kentucky is open for business,

  • Teri stays, and I hope you do, too

    Column as I see ’em …

    Has the addition of occasional guest columnist Teri Carter offended you?

    I ask because I’ve heard muted grumbling from some corners of our readership, and received a note from a longtime subscriber this week hinting that he is none too happy about me having Carter’s left-leaning viewpoints on this page.