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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t let cool, damp nights sicken plants

    These are the days I’m grateful to live two to three hours away from my relatives. If my mamma lived next door she’d have me up all night cleaning.

    Needless to say, the majority of my free time is spent either sleeping or outdoors this time of year. Thank goodness for Sunday morning rituals.

  • Hoping Janie enjoys retirement

    The June 3 edition of The Anderson News we received in our mailbox was different. John Herndon and Don White, two people I truly respect, gave lengthy tributes to someone I had only met in passing. Being from Ohio and arriving in Kentucky when I was 25 in 1977, I thought Kentucky was backward.

    Backward came to be a word I thought differently about as the years rolled by. Now I know how fortunate I am to be in this commonwealth with its traditions, and to have had the pleasure to read each week what is printed in The Anderson News.

  • Editor should consider the source

    To the editor:

    The following is in response to a letter last week by C.J. Adams of Lexington.

    Well “Mr. small-time editor,” I personally think that you are a big-time guy so let the personal attacks go and consider the source.

    The author apparently chose not to call you to discuss some of his misinformed facts, which is usually the case from those (cowards) who choose to hide behind a poison pen.

  • Reduce your risk of being victimized by identity thieves

    Over $2.5 billion were lost to identity theft in 2012. Victims younger than 18 represent 6 percent of the total.

    The perpetrator is almost always a family member, frequently the parents.

    Parents who have financial problems will use their child’s social security number to fraudulently obtain credit cards, apply for loans and even employment. The children don’t have any idea until they later apply for jobs, credit cards or loans and find out that they have a negative credit history themselves.

  • Time to prune peonies, pinch mums

    June has arrived to bring us closer to the summer solstice and 15 hours of daylight each day. June has been the most popular wedding month since Roman times, because they were practical planners.

    Think about it. A June marriage meant childbirth in the spring, not the dead of winter and no interference with the fall harvest. Plus, the weather is usually pretty good for outdoor events.

    Work in the garden and lawn is now in high gear, precisely because of that weather.

  • Adding warm-season annuals to grazing system offers several advantages

    Warm-season annuals thrive in the heat of July when temperatures exceed 75 degrees F and other grasses are struggling. During this time cool-season grasses decrease in plant yield, and quality as the plant goes into the reproductive stage. This time frame is called the “summer slump.” Utilizing warm-season annuals during the summer may reduce or end overgrazing of cool-season pastures and the need for feeding stored feeds.

    Animal performance

  • Carlson a real ‘Debbie Downer’

    To the editor:

    I am an out-of-towner, but I visit my sister in Lawrenceburg frequently, such a nice town. I read The Anderson News regularly, have been following the news about your recycling program, and have read just about enough of the bad publicity, I think all brought on by the “Column as I see ’em” small town editor. If I see the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” cost for recycling used one more time as a scare tactic to make the community think recycling is too expensive, I think I’m just going to pop.

  • Baseball coach was blessing

    To the editor:

    I want to take a second to thank a man in the Anderson community for what he did in making me a man.

    John Halvachs was not just my high school baseball coach but a friend, like a father, and most importantly someone who believed in me. Even 20 years after graduation he continues to care for me and tell me he is proud of me. I know I am not the only one he has touched. He was a blessing to many baseball players in 1994 as being hired as baseball coach of the Anderson Batcats.