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Today's Opinions

  • Canning a great way to preserve meat

    Canning meat is included in the food preservation workshop that I will be teaching April 13.
    Tommy Yankey, Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, will be teaching gardening basics during this first session April 13.
    The meat will be processing while we learn about gardening.
    I can meat because I’m a tent camper. There’s only so long fresh meat will keep in a cooler. I get tired of canned chili, tuna and salmon.

  • Residents give road crews ‘high five’

    To the editor:
    Our family would like to extend to the streets and roads crews a well overdue thank you to all of the workers who keep our roads safe and clear of ice and snow.
    Although we haven’t had much this winter, it is always a comfort to see a snow plow going up the road after bad weather.
    Although we live in the county, we believe the city streets are done just the same.
    These workers don’t get the thanks they deserve, but we want them to know how much their work means to us.
    God bless, and keep up the great work.

  • Questions answered on vehicle taxes, license plates

    Can I find out the amount that I paid last year in vehicle taxes?
    Before you call our office, look at your current registration receipt. The tax information is printed on it. If for some reason you don’t have it the registered owner (name on the title) can obtain this information.
    Our office doesn’t give out tax information over the phone due to the personal nature of the information and the lack of a way to verify the identification of the registered owner.

  • Spring moving in on us very quickly

    Coming home from work and still having daylight is such a treat. The new norm is taking the dogs for a walk right after I get home.
    It sure works the kinks out and we all love it.
    We’ve been rambling all over the farm, looking for signs of wildlife and keeping an eye on everything showing new life.
    Inside the orchard fence, the hardy kiwi look like they are ready to form up buds. My cherry tree is budding and so is a peach and pear.
    The phlox is greening up and my roses are putting on new growth.

  • 30 seconds to understanding

    Harlem Shake.
    Reading these two words may have just produced the following thoughts:
    What in the world is the Harlem Shake?
    Is that a new beverage?
    Wow, you’re writing about the Harlem Shake videos? That was like, so Feb. 2.
    Yes, I am writing about the Harlem Shake meme.
    Not because I want to appear cool (which I am certainly not), or in step with contemporary youth culture (which I am certainly not).

  • We’re not weird, we’re wonderful

    Stoned on laughing gas and thick-tongued from Novocain, I said “Lawren-th-burg” when the dentist asked where I’m from.
     “Oh, I have friends from Lawrenceburg,” she said, the cruel whirl of the drill screaming in my ears as she leaned in to fix a troublesome tooth. “They’re always sending me that goofy newspaper with all the weird stuff in it.”

  • Create safety plans for severe weather

    March 2 was the first anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that struck Kentucky last year. Governor Steve Beshear has declared March to be Severe Weather Awareness Month. If you are prepared ahead of time for severe weather, then you won’t be as stressed when the tornado sirens sound.

  • Scrapper offers recycling advice

    To the editor:
    What happened to the recycling idea? We haven’t heard anything about it lately.
    I hope the fiscal court and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway stick to their guns on this project because I think it is a good idea. All it needs is some of the rough edges worked off of it.
    Instead of fussing and cussing our elected officials, we need to look at and study the projects they come up with and, when they come up with a good project like this, we need to support them in any way we can.
    That, in my view, is what makes things work.