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Today's Opinions

  • Time for a refresher course

    If you’re not too dizzy from the shift in damaging winds, hail and tornadoes to snowball-perfect winter weather, it may be a good time to catch up.
    Breaking news is important, but so is catching up on Anderson County news that has continued to change and evolve beyond what is initially reported.
    Let’s take this opportunity to catch our breath and recall some temporarily forgotten stories from just a few months ago.

    City travel and training policy

  • Best way to deal with an annoying boss

    The next time the person who signs your paycheck pesters you with questions, do the following:
    1. Don’t respond.
    2. Say you won’t be available to answer any questions “until next Thursday.”
    If he or she sends me an email, ignore it.
    If he or she calls, pretend you’re not in and then ignore that little flashing light on your phone when they leave you a voicemail.

  • March means farm license plate, other renewals

    As we approach the busiest month of the year, I thought this month’s column should be about paying taxes and licensing your vehicles.
    The Anderson County Clerk’s Office strives to provide information that will better assist the consumer with their transactions in our office We want your experience to be as pleasant as possible.  Each year, the Department of Revenue places a value on your vehicle. Tax rates set by each taxing district are then applied to your vehicle’s value.

  • Eggplant is nutritional hit with seniors

    Eggplant is on sale, and a couple of women at the grocery asked me how to fix it.
    I had a recipe in my purse because I was getting the ingredients for Easy Cheesy Eggplant, which was part of my monthly program at the Senior Center.
    As I gave the recipe to one of the women, the other one asked me to just tell her the recipe, she would remember it.
    It’s easy to make and delicious. Most of the seniors liked it and many had never tried eggplant before.

  • Honoring heritage should happen year around

    It’s never too late to celebrate your heritage.
    Take the members of Second Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, for example.
    They’ve devoted February, and specifically this past Sunday, to celebrating Black History Month, and highlighting the contributions of famous African-Americans and traditional culture.  
    Hope Franklin, who has been a member of Second Christian Church since she was born, said showing where you’ve come from can encourage others to invent and discover, just as other African-Americans that came before have.   

  • Honoring heritage should happen year around

    It’s never too late to celebrate your heritage.
    Take the members of Second Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, for example.
    They’ve devoted February, and specifically this past Sunday, to celebrating Black History Month, and highlighting the contributions of famous African-Americans and traditional culture.  
    Hope Franklin, who has been a member of Second Christian Church since she was born, said showing where you’ve come from can encourage others to invent and discover, just as other African-Americans that came before have.   

  • Gardening bug ready to bite

    March might be cold, wet and snowy, but I still believe we have come out ahead this winter.
    I joked to someone the other day that this is the kind of winters I expected to have when I moved here 16 years ago.
    This is the time of year when I really hit the pantry. I tend to scrimp on using up my home canned stuff in fall and winter, fearing I’ll run out before the fresh stuff is harvested. Now, I can eat all I want of the stuff.

  • Christians share similarities to other cults

    To the editor:
    I enjoyed Ms. Kennedy’s Feb. 15 column titled “Seeking God’s face without a formula.”
    Over the years I have encountered the story of “cargo cults” many times while studying World War II history. 
    I find the phenomena interesting and a fine example of writer, inventor and futurist, Arthur C. Clarke’s third law of prediction which states: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.