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Today's Opinions

  • It’s Japanese Beetle season so be prepared: consider these tips

    There have been two reports of Japanese beetle sightings for 2014: late last week from Lyon County and early this week from Franklin County.

    The beetles will continue to emerge over the next 2 weeks or so, especially following a soil softening rain.

    Individual beetles live for about 5 weeks; the season usually lasts for six to eight weeks, peaking in mid-July.

    Management

    Many insecticides are labeled for use against adult Japanese beetles, if control is needed.

  • How can I submit a letter to the editor?

    The Anderson News welcomes opinion letters from its readers. Local letters about local issues are given top priority but letters about other topics will be accepted.

    Letters are published as space becomes available and they are limited to 400 words or less.

    The deadline to have a letter considered for an upcoming issue is noon Friday.

    The Anderson News reserves the right to edit letters for content and length and only one name will be published as the author of a letter.

  • Memories are made at county fair

    I recall a young fellow huffing about the upcoming county fair where I was living several years ago.

    That cornball thing is a waste of time, he opined.

    I smiled at the poor misguided youth and told him that he’d completely missed the point. The fair, I said, was a field of opportunity.

    You can see sights you rarely see, eat foods you’d rarely eat and meet people you might never meet otherwise.

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  • Why animal lovers should think twice about helping on the highway

    Emma Czornobaj, a Quebec native and self-professed animal lover, was found guilty Friday on two counts of criminal negligence for allegedly causing a crash that killed two people after stopping in the middle of a highway to rescue ducklings in 2010.

    According to buzzfeed.com, motorcyclist Andre Roy and his daughter Jessie slammed into Czornobaj’s parked car while she stopped on a highway to save ducklings when she did not see their mother. She intended to take them home and care for them.

  • Recycling is on the right track, will continue to grow

    Just a few lines about my thoughts on the Anderson County Recycling Program.

    I have been in favor of it for some time now. I have been in the recycling business for most of my life and I personally know that it can be a very good program economically, environmentally as well as profitable.

    And as I said before, if managed right, it can and will be a very, very good thing for all of Anderson County and her people.

  • Relay is a success because of community support

    I think the following businesses truly get the meaning of community participation because of their contributions to the Relay.

    They are the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, City of Lawrenceburg, Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, Edmonson’s Towing, Carey’s Towing, Lawrenceburg Police Department, Schell Septic, Boy Scouts Troop #37, Lawrenceburg Supply, Anderson County EMS, Emma B Ward, Bluegrass Signs and The Anderson News for donating services to Relay for Life.

    Without volunteerism, Relay for Life could not be as successful.

  • Fireflies and honeybees take center stage on summer evenings

    Lightening bugs and tree frogs! I love them both!

    This is the time of year when 9 p.m. doesn’t seem so late. Many of us are just coming in the house at dusk to eat supper.

    Once you’ve filled your tummy, then take those weary bones back outside to the lawn chairs. Don’t let the TV get you because it’s Mother Earth’s audio/visual hour!

    While I love my morning wake up calls from my feathered friends, the sounds of the evening soothe me like no other.