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Today's Opinions

  • Engaged couple runs to spread Christmas cheer

    Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus —
    Running down Broadway?
    No, really.
    I know — I was as skeptical as you when I got the call from one of our advertising representatives, Tamara Smith, last Friday afternoon.
    The conversation on the phone was one of those where I repeated everything she told me incredulously because, really.
    “Santa? On Broadway? OK … ”
    A Santa and his partner-in-crime Mrs. Claus running down a Lawrenceburg street?
    Sure. Why not?

  • Where your holiday meal came from

    Spanky, Tiller, Zeus, Lacy and I wish you all a Merry Christmas. This is probably the only time of year when you want to get three F’s, family, fun and food. I thought this would be an especially good time to focus on food.
    Special dishes will grace many tables, only to be followed by many satisfied groans. We’re very lucky to have so much bounty, but did you take a moment to remember where all that food came from?

  • Honored to lay wreaths for soldiers

    To the editor:
    I was among 25,000 volunteers across the country who laid wreaths on the graves of our nation’s finest men and women on Dec. 14 for National Wreath Day.
    Semi trucks full of wreaths lined the streets in Arlington National Cemetery. Soldiers and civilians alike were among the ranks lined up behind these trucks to get wreaths and begin placing them.
    As a veteran of two tours to Iraq, it was a very enlightening and humbling experience.

  • Do what’s good for community

    To the editor:
    Thanks to the Anderson County Fiscal Court for hosting the Bluegrass Pipeline forum last week.
    The parent companies of the BG pipeline flew in 12 or so top executives to answer questions. For them to spend that kind of money to speak to residents tells me how much they want and how much is to be made from a pipeline.

  • A semi-annual detour for a decadent treat

    This column just won’t make any sense to someone who doesn’t understand why people eat a slice of pie with a diet drink. I’m combining a nutrition article with a slightly modified recipe for spice cake with cream cheese frosting.
    Please pay attention to the cooking tips. Just two times a year I can take a detour from delicious, nutritious food to just plain decadent treats.

  • Steps for selling, buying vehicles

    If you have sold or intend to sell a vehicle before the end of the year, be sure that the buyer transfers the vehicle at the county clerk’s office.
    Just signing the title will not remove your tax obligation for the next year.
    Whoever’s name is in the AVIS System (State Transportation System) on Jan. 1 of that year is responsible for the property tax on that vehicle for that entire year. 2014 property taxes will be entered into the AVIS System by the Revenue Department on Jan. 1.

  • Enjoy holidays, but please be careful

    The holidays are here and ‘tis the season for joy and happiness. However, our busy professional and family lives can be crowded by the stress and extra activities which accompany this season.
    Here are some tips to stay safe throughout the holidays as well as the rest of the year.

    Don’t drink and drive

  • Use care if signing up for health care plan

    The Kentucky Healthcare Connection has been operating efficiently since it started in October.  It isn’t too complicated to apply but there are a lot of choices available.  
    The amount an individual or family will pay is based on income and family size.  A federal tax credit is offered that helps eligible individuals and families pay part of the insurance premium.   
    Medicaid has been expanded and you may be eligible for Medicaid now when you weren’t eligible earlier even though your income hasn’t changed.