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Today's Opinions

  • Wild card tosses weather prediction for loop

    I love this weather. I’ll take 60 degrees on Groundhog Day instead of ice, anytime.
    This isn’t even close to what I predicted for our winter weather. My friend Tina asked me a while back what happened. Well, I found out.

  • Shooting the messenger

    Newspapers are easy to hate.
    Believe me, I did.
    Once upon a time, I viewed the newspaper as an old, cantankerous uncle with foul breath, whispering unwanted horror stories right before I fell asleep.
    But despite what I once thought or what disapproving finger pointers say, that’s not the newspaper’s fault.
    Blame human nature.  
    Every week I meet, interview and write about those who strive to make the community a better place to live and work.
    I like these people, and I enjoy telling their stories.

  • Here’s a better way to raise taxes

    Information I shared in last week’s column about pending trouble for the library included some incorrect information.
    The accurate information, though, is even more troubling, depending on where one stands on taxes and how they are levied.
    Last week I wrote about a lawsuit against the public library in Campbell County, brought by citizens who maintain that it has been illegally setting tax rates.
    It’s a complicated case, which last Friday was taken out of circuit court there and sent into federal court.

  • Caring for plants, colds aren’t very different

    Having a cold is not my idea of a good time.
    Sleeping becomes particularly annoying. The nose stops up, the mouth drops open and the next thing you know you’re drooling all over your pillowcase.
    Whenever a bug has the nerve to enter my body, I go into full battle mode. Besides drinking gallons of herbal teas, water and juice, I start sucking down oranges and bananas, like ET going after Reece’s Pieces. I also take aspirin on a regular basis, eat right and try my best to sleep.

  • Take time to help, care for elderly

    To the editor:
    If you don’t have contact with the elderly, you don’t know what you’re missing.
    Ever wonder what you’re grandmother, grandfather or any other elderly person does all day? Oh, I’m sure some of them are still very active & spend a lot of time with their families, but what about the Ms. Jones who lives on your street? She may not be so active or have family close by.

  • Use paper to foster pride in county

    To the editor:
    I find that one of the best ways to learn about your community is by reading the local newspaper, and after moving to Lawrenceburg, my family and I became immediate subscribers.
    Week after week I anxiously awaited the arrival of the paper to see what type of entertaining story would be reported on the front page. The Anderson News never disappoints.  

  • Make room for real people

    The writing process often looks like Russian nestling dolls.
    You may have seen them. One hollow doll fits inside another, smaller hollowed doll until you find yourself holding the smallest one in the palm of your hand.
    When it comes to framing a feature story, like the one on Mardi Gras Donuts, there are just some subplots that will never fit inside the larger scope of the story being told.
    This kills me every time.
    Journalism established itself on the cornerstone of word economy.
    Find the story.
    Establish the facts.

  • Redistricting suit puts dirty politics on display
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