Today's Opinions

  • Finding lasting peace when asking “Why?”

    Heinous. Vicious. Atrocious.
    None of those adjectives come close to describing the murder of 20 defenseless first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
    We simply can’t fathom how someone could be so sick, so deranged to force his way into an elementary school, the home of bright eyes, toothless smiles and looks of wonder.
    Just why?
    How could anyone methodically aim a gun at such innocence and pull a trigger? Not just once, but, according to reports, multiple times.

  • Recipes for healthier holiday breakfast

    Holiday breakfasts can be healthier. It is possible to eat well and feel satisfied with less fat and sodium.
    The recipes below are healthier versions of holiday favorites because they are lower in fat, sugar and sodium and higher in fiber.

    Breakfast Bake
    Serves 8            
    8 slices bread (white or whole wheat), crust trimmed, buttered with a low fat spread
    1/2 pound sausage, cooked thoroughly and crumbled, rinsing with hot water to remove more fat

  • Names enough for now

    The names of the children read like an honor roll list.
    Charlotte Bacon, 6
    Olivia Engel, 6
    Josephine Gay, 7
    Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
    Jack Pinto, 6
    Noah Pozner, 6
    Twenty children in all. An entire classroom-size group of students, not listed or honored for achieving good grades, but black and white names printed in memoriam of their deaths on the Sunday front page of the New York Times.
    I haven’t been able to get 27 names out of my head all weekend.

  • Assist others mourning losses this holiday season

    To the editor:
    2012 is winding down and across this great land we celebrate the Christmas holiday and prepare to usher in a new year.
    This is a joyous time of year for most of us as we soak up the sights, sounds, and scents of Christmas. The excitement in our children is contagious and the warmth of our families and friends coming together brings joy to our hearts. Many of my most precious memories as a child and adult originated from the splendor of this time of year.

  • Toys for Tots says thanks

    To the editor:
    We wish to extend our gratitude to all the generous people of Lawrenceburg for all of the donations of money and toys to the Toys for Tots program.
    Without your generous donations many children would not have a happy Christmas this year.
    A special thanks to Walmart of Lawrenceburg for allowing us to set up and collect toys.
    God bless to each and every family, and Merry Christmas and happy New Year.
    Lt. Presley O’Bannon
    Det. 1342, Marine Corps League of Frankfort and the Salvation Army

  • Many thanked for help with play

    To the editor:
    I am 44 years old and I have never felt the spirit of Christmas more than directing the show “Yes, Virginia The Musical.”
    I’d like to first start by thanking The Anderson News and you, Mr. Carlson, for giving the cast of Virginia the wonderful newspaper props that you so graciously printed and donated to us.

  • Enforce gun laws we already have before making more

    Column as I see ’em …
    It was sadly predictable that before the 20 children murdered last week in Connecticut were even buried, politicians were using their tiny corpses as soap boxes to spew their anti-firearm foolishness.
    Lost in their zeal to run roughshod over the Constitution is the obvious answer, which is that until schools are no longer declared gun-free zones, whack-a-dos like the guy in Connecticut will take turns wading into schools filled with children and shooting them like fish in a barrel.

  • Holiday traditions should put smile on face, song in heart

    Welcome to the fastest time of the year. I know the watches and clocks and smart phones still run on a 24-hour day, but those hours seem to get shorter, a lot shorter, around Christmas.
    The only way to fight this battle is good planning and creativity. Well, a song in your heart and a smile on your face helps, too.