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Today's Opinions

  • Think twice before working muddy soil

    Webbed feet, anyone?
    Well, the Almanac said it would be a wetter than normal spring. It seems like it just keeps raining. I know it’s hard, but resist working the soil when it’s wet. It just messes it up. I had a small field I dug wet once and it was two years before I got those clay lumps back to normal.

  • Mandatory trash pickup not bad idea

    You could have knocked me over with a feather when Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said that 35 percent of Anderson County residents don’t have their trash collected each week.
    While pondering Conway’s trial balloon of making trash collection mandatory and putting the cost of doing so on property tax bills, I figured that percentage certainly couldn’t be above 10, could it?

  • Sure-fire tips to keep deer, critters out of garden

    I love my farm. I especially love spending days on end working outside on the farm. I just don’t get to do it often. As I write, I’m on day five here at the farm, enjoying my “staycation” tremendously. Though I am no wimp when it comes to physical labor, I am a bit tuckered, and so are the dogs.

  • Chandler ‘detached’ from issues

    To the editor:
    In a speech to Farm Bureau recently, Congressman Ben Chandler stated that debt “is one of the great issues of our day. It has gotten worse for a number of reasons. I could go into a laundry list of those reasons,” but avoided doing so.
    The laundry list, however, is being lived out by Chandler, even though he refused to speak about it. Chandler has lately been omnipresent, visiting libraries, passing out flags and appearing on TV warning of the dangers of using credit cards online, and telling people to take CPR lessons.

  • Fayette judge-executive urges merger

    How would the good people in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County like to save money by downsizing government?
    In Fayette County we no longer have two police departments, two fire departments and other duplication of local government services.

  • Shabby houses, shabby treatment and judging Conway

    Column as I see ’em …
    Last week’s editorial (I write those, too) about the county’s need to get serious about trashed- and burned-out houses and the story that prompted it certainly lit a fuse.
    I received numerous calls and e-mails about other houses in similar shape that, frankly, amount to festering pimples on Anderson County’s otherwise beautiful landscape.

  • Get a jump by starting melon seeds indoors

    It will get warmer, we just have to wait for it.
    That’s the tough part, waiting. I am such a wimp when it comes to cold. It’s hard to motivate myself to get outside, when I have to dress in layers. At this rate, I’ll be wearing my long underwear into May.
    We can get a head start outside by starting inside. Now is the time to start melon seeds inside. Watermelon and cantaloupe are warm weather crops that can be a lot of fun. There are so many different varieties to choose from that it’s almost hard to pick.

  • Brother’s faith an inspiration

    To the editor:
    The Lord’s will, and our purpose in it, is often hidden from us due to our own intellect.
    For many years I couldn’t wrap my head around this faith thing. Him working through me now, and giving me wisdom, I realize that my intellect was in the way of his purpose.
    Total surrender is ultimately necessary in order to receive his blessings, and to carry out his will for others to receive it.