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Today's Opinions

  • Learn how to resist holiday food temptation

    Weight-The Reality Series begins in December, just in time for the holiday season.
    During this time of year, the temptation to overeat or select less healthy foods presents itself at every social gathering and frequently at your workplace. Just avoiding weight gain is a success at this time of year.
    The information below comes from publications used in Weight-The Reality Series-Becoming Weight Wise. The seven session class will not only provide information on weight management but also support from the group, new recipes and cooking skills.

  • T.O.U.C.H. offers programs for Anderson County community

    To the editor:
    T.O.U.C.H. (Treasuring Our Underprivileged Citizens with Heart) is a new non-profit organization that responds to safety and hazard concerns dealing with the elderly and disadvantaged in Kentucky.
    T.O.U.C.H. volunteers provide materials and do repair and preventative work on residences.
     Our services are always free of charge, but we do appreciate donations from our community.  
    Three other programs are offered under the T.O.U.C.H. umbrella:

  • Bargains galore at Giant Rummage Sale

    To the editor:
    I love the fall, the crisp, cool mornings, the twinkling of the frost on the fields, and the vibrant colors as the leaves turn on the trees. I also love the holiday season and the opportunities to get together with friends and family, which makes me think about how thankful I am for the many good things and good people in my life.

  • Trick-or-treater learned lesson about USA

    This letter is in response to 11-year-old Adam Steele’s Nov. 7 letter to the editor regarding dressing up as Gov. Mitt Romney for Halloween.

    To the editor:
    Dear Adam, I am glad you shared this unforgettable Halloween experience with us. I hope you choose to never forget what a divided nation looks like, and you just saw a tiny piece of it.
    We no longer are the United States, far from it. It is sad, Adam. I hope that you never forget what freedom stands for and think ahead to your future, along with other young people like yourself.

  • Getting past election blues, Christians can take moment to shine

    It has taken a while, but I think I am finally getting over the results of Election 2012.
    That doesn’t take the sting away, though.
    Yes, I voted for Mitt Romney. Given the choices we had, I would do it again. And again.
    I strongly believe President Obama’s policies have added to what was already an exploding national debt (over $50,000 per person and counting, last time I checked) and are leading our great country more and more toward socialism, if we are not already there.

  • A tradition is born

    A generation’s childhood may be sold in bankruptcy court.
    Twinkies represent misplaced childhood simplicity, the familiar joy of knowing with absolute certainty that you’re about to bite into soft yellow cake with an ooey, gooey creamy core.
    Dependable. Safe. Comforting.
    A food that establishes security when none can be found.
    Staring over the edge toward the future— the so-called fiscal cliff, day-to-day economic woes and even endless Thanksgiving preparations — can be a scary prospect.

  • Some real facts about mandatory trash, recycling

    Column as I see ’em …
    I was off hunting deer last week and had no intention of climbing out of my tree stand to respond to a letter to the editor in last week’s paper from David Steedly.
    But that doesn’t mean I’m letting that letter go unanswered.
    Steedly, a member of the county’s environmental committee, thought it necessary to “provide some factual information” to clear up an editorial I wrote the previous week.

  • Bring summertime inside this winter season

     Now that we have fallen back in time, so to speak, our biological clocks are adjusting, albeit slowly. My normal wake up hour has shifted from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
    It should have gone the other way, but it never does in the winter. The wildlife on the farm seem to follow the same routine.
    Since the sun sleeps in a little longer, so do the birds and other critters, including us. I miss the flurry of activity in the yard during those early hours.