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Today's Opinions

  • Avoid leftovers by learning to cook small

    I don’t like leftovers. I prefer food that is freshly prepared, not something that has been in the refrigerator for two or three days or in the freezer.

    Small batch cooking doesn’t have to be challenging. On Sept. 24 I will be teaching a free class on cooking for one or two people. Maybe it doesn’t sound new to you.

    It’s really an old idea that has been revisited with the idea of small batch baking and preparing one serving meals in mugs. These meals go together quick and cook even faster in the microwave.

  • Better a tax on booze than my back yard

    Column as I see ’em …

    My knee-jerk reaction to the city’s creation of a new tax on alcohol sales was just that, a knee-jerk reaction.

    That’s not uncommon for people like me who look at every new tax as yet another insult to my wallet by those who have insulted me quite enough, thank you.

  • Denny perfect guy to fix voting rolls

    Column as I see ’em …

    When I got word late last week that 18 Kentucky counties were among 141 nationally with more registered voters than those eligible to vote, the last name I expected to find on that list was Anderson County.

    That it’s there is sort of like finding a rosebush in a weed bed, considering that the others on the list (Mercer County aside) are largely very rural, very poor locations where shenanigans such as voter fraud seems more likely, stereotypically, at least.

  • Rules apparent in Kim Davis saga

    I can’t think of anything that has conflicted me more of late than the case of Kim Davis.

    You know the saga of the Rowan County Clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples even after the Supreme Court’s decision.

    After a stay allowing her to continue not issuing those licenses expired last Monday, Davis still refused to do so based on her religious convictions.

  • Plenty to do before the white stuff flies

    Fall is almost as busy as spring and summer. It’s a bittersweet time when I close the veggie stand each year. I will miss seeing everyone and always wonder what changes will come over the winter.

    It’s hard to believe that I’ve been offering up homegrown veggies in Anderson County for 19 summers now. That’s a lot of Saturdays.

  • Apple harvest means time to reveal rotten truth about bitter rot

    The season for apple harvest has arrived, bringing with it the possibility of late season fruit rots (summer rots). While fruit rots have a variety of causes, the most common fungal fruit rot of apple in Kentucky is bitter rot. This disease results in rotten, inedible fruit. Fungicides are available for management; however, sanitation is critical for disease prevention. Ongoing research at the University of Kentucky is providing new insights and understanding of the pathogens that cause bitter rot.

    Bitter rot facts

  • Being together outdoors helps build family bonds

    The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative seeks to connect kids and families with the outdoors.

    Every fourth grade student in the United States and their families are eligible for free admission to all national parks and other federal land fee areas for a full year. Entrance fees will be free but fees for special activities such as tours and camping will still be charged.

  • War on police is not OK

    To the editor:

    I usually do not to get in here and rant and rave or stand up on a soapbox and preach, but things are happing in this country that are hitting too close to home for me not to say something.

    As of today my fellow brothers in blue and this nation have lost 83 real heroes, not someone who people call hero because he plays sports, someone that sings songs or someone embracing there identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance.