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Today's Opinions

  • Turning your problems over to God is difficult, but worth it

    Since my friend Mike has been sober, he’s taken me to one of his AA meetings every so often.
    I don’t struggle with alcohol, but I have my own compulsions and obsessions. In my opinion, every one of us is addicted to something and that those somethings can and do change, sometimes daily.
    Simplyput, it’s about running from God and to everything and anything that’s not God. Some of our somethings are more socially acceptable and less physically damaging than other somethings, like drugs or alcohol, but they all play havoc with our souls.

  • Snow days are perfect days to indulge

    I could write you a column this week full of healthy recipes I made during this snowy week but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. You see, in my house, there is something about snow days and holidays that are very similar. They both have an “anything goes” feeling.

  • Tips for those raising grandchildren

    Are you a grandparent who is raising a child with drug-abusing parents? You likely know that you are filling an essential role of protection for that child by providing a healthy, safe and loving place for him to grow.  At last count, there were 352 other grandparents in Anderson County who were raising their grandchildren.

  • Tough decisions lie ahead in state budget

    The Kentucky General Assembly completed day 12 of the 2016 Regular Session last Thursday. The decision was made to cancel the Friday session so members could return home before the inclement weather arrived.
    I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our dedicated transportation workers and our first responders who worked so hard to keep all of us safe last weekend.

  • Turn snowstorm into a mini vacation

    OK, did everyone get their snow hit? If you’re still craving more, may I suggest a trip to Minnesota? I am Norwegian American, with roots in Minnesota. I know I can “weather the snow.”  I just don’t like to, unless I’m skiing.
    I could ski here on the farm, but there’s that long walk back up. Of course, I still have that long walk up after a big snow. My four-wheel drive truck can make it up or down, once. Then, I have a luge track and must wait for the thaw.

  • Hoping Auditor Harmon will untangle Beshear-Stumbo mess

    To the editor:
    Thankfully we already have our new state Auditor, Mike Harmon, making our unfunded pensions a top priority as we start to dig ourselves out of the mess left by Beshear and Stumbo.
    Of course, Stumbo will be around a little longer, until Kentucky closes the deal by electing a Republican majority, allowing us to enter the 21st century.

  • Note to fellow shoppers: Get out of my way!

    Is there anything worse than leaving the grocery store with a case of shopping rage?
    While I am thankful that the holiday rush is over for another 11 months, it still irritates me when fellow shoppers are just plain inconsiderate or when store management fails to enforce the law of shopperland.

  • Alton residents not taking no for answer

    Column as I see ’em …
    The political pundits and party bosses scratching their heads over insurgent presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders should have been at Alton Christian Church on Monday night.
    There they would have found the answers that have eluded them as to why such fringe characters  — described by their detractors as the boorish billionaire and nutty socialist — have skyrocketed in popularity.