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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • The real ghost of Christmas past

    Well, I guess I’m adjusted to winter. I poked my head out the door to call the dogs and thought, it’s not too bad out.
    Stepped back in to read the thermometer. It was 28 degrees. I’m just hoping winter passes just as fast as summer. I am so ready to be out in the warm sun, playing in the dirt, I can hardly stand it.

  • ‘Wonderful community’ makes Shop With Cop a success

    To the editor:
    I want to extend my thanks to everyone involved with our Shop With A Cop program. Several years ago when the program was started we were able to take five children shopping the first year. This year we were able to provide Christmas for over 50 Anderson County children.
    Community support means so much from a simple thank you or good job to monetary donations from so many individuals and businesses. Fundraising was kicked off with the annual Anderson News Burgoo Cook Off and included our new venture with the Misery Manor Haunted House.