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Today's Opinions

  • Why this city girl cares about the Farm Bill

    In a few short months, it’ll be 1949.
    And it’s up to the House to keep us from time traveling.
    The 2008 Farm Bill — composed of a multitude of programs, assistance and funding for U.S. producers — needs to be extended in the short-term by the first of 2013, or the legislation on the books will be one that hasn’t been in place for 60 years.
    This poses several problems for Anderson County producers and even Anderson County consumers like myself.

  • Recyling building a waste of money

    The fiscal court approved wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars Monday morning to build a recycling building that it doesn’t need.
    No, the magistrates aren’t bent on wasting your tax dollars, but Monday’s vote to spend nearly $320,000 on a building and perhaps thousands more to purchase a 15-year-old trash truck from a community bright enough to get out of the recycling business reeks of two things:
    1) Fear
    2) The desire to stay in elected office, even if it means not doing the right thing.

  • Use app, common sense to determine food safety

    “4 Day Throw Away” is a great media program and app for protecting yourself from bad leftovers.
    This reliable program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
    I learned about it at a recent professional conference, The National Association of Extension Family and Consumer Science Agents.
    Three myths about food safety and leftovers need to be discarded. Food that looks, smells, and tastes OK is safe to eat. This is false. Bacteria may still be present.  

  • Give love to Mother Earth this fall

    You know it’s fall when your laundry pile doubles in a week!
    So far, the mercury has dropped to a low of 24 here at the farm. This being Kentucky, the next morning it was 42. I think Mother Nature gets dyslexic in the fall. The temperatures are going to waffle back and forth between mild to Brrrrr, until it’s all Brrrr. That means wearing layers of clothing to keep from shivering. Hence, the doubling of the pile. Thankfully, I just made eight gallons of laundry soap!

  • Unimpressed by Biden’s performance in vice presidential debate

    To the editor:
    Well, I was one of those who stayed up to watch the 2012 vice presidential debate held in Danville, Ky., on Thursday between Congressman Paul Ryan and current vice president, Joe Biden. I have some observations that I would like to share.

  • Messy parking lot ‘embarrassment’ to Lawrenceburg

    To the editor:
    The parking area across from the West Park McDonald’s (on the other side of Lee’s) is an embarrassment to Lawrenceburg.
    The littering that goes on there is terrible. It does get cleaned up and then the next day, after students park there in the morning or after school, it is a mess again.
    I have never seen an area in our town look so bad.
    I am not sure who to direct my concern to so I am starting with the mayor and will contact a few others.   

  • Did you know there are atheists right here in Lawrenceburg?

    To the editor:
    I have lived here for nine years and I wasn’t aware of any other non-believers but myself, until about a year ago, now I’m aware of about 10 of us and that number will soon grow because us godless heathens are having a pizza social this month, right here in this small Kentucky town.
    There is a movement happening that is showing non-believers that it’s ok to come out of hiding; society no longer believes in that part of the Bible that tells Christians to stone us to death. (Deuteronomy 13:6-10)

  • Main Street disappointing for tourists

    To the editor:
    A couple of weeks ago my husband and I had the pleasure of taking a 10-day vacation to Kentucky and Tennessee. We had a great time, by the way, and truly enjoyed seeing your part of the USA.
    As many tourists do, one of our stops was a tour of Wild Turkey. Since we had some time to spend before our tour, we drove to Lawrenceburg for lunch [on Main Street]. We were very impressed with the food, the decor and the owners. I even recommended it to some other tourists.