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Today's Opinions

  • Take a class at Green Thumb University

    Spring snows are so funny. No one runs out for milk and bread. It just sort of appears in the air, always making us feel colder.
    I checked the Old Farmer’s Almanac and it was off by a week. Looking into April and beyond, I don’t see the word snow mentioned again, but “wet and cool” gets a lot of ink.

  • Send Easter egg hunt photos to the News

    I found the Easter egg nestled among clean clothes in my laundry basket.
    Not on Easter morning.
    Weeks later.
    An eight-hour drive later, after I was already back in my off-campus apartment in Seward, Neb.
    After I finally decided to put my clothes away because that’s what adults do after they’ve finished using their parents’ washer and dryer.
    Never fear; the egg contained individually wrapped candy, not a hardboiled center quick to stink and hasty to rot.

  • Searching for fairness in all the wrong places

    The adage “all is fair in love and war” is true, and the Anderson County Fiscal Court should remember that business is a subsidiary of the latter.
    Government, regardless the size, cannot dictate fairness any more than it can dictate morality, including the fiscal court’s ongoing and painful attempt to make its business license ordinance “fair.”
    That was the goal when magistrates spent more than an hour last Tuesday trying to rewrite the ordinance that requires most, but not all, businesses to purchase a license.

  • Singing tree frogs a sure sign of spring

    The tree frogs are out and those boys sure can sing.
    I love to listen to them but the other night it was wild. I have been taking hikes around the farm every day with the dogs and one night they were so loud I actually had to shout at the dogs so they could hear me.
    They always make me smile, though, because they’re the harbingers of spring.

  • From Germany, with love for Lawrenceburg

    In a German town about 4,000 miles away, Chelsea Schedler analyzes Lawrenceburg cul-de-sacs.
    Researches the county’s curved roads (iconic design unique to subdivisions, Chelsea says) that double back to marked entrances.
    Studies American suburban home floor plans essentially worshiping, in Chelsea’s words, “the sanctity of the automobile.”
    They say write what you know.
    Chelsea, an architecture student and intern living in Germany, dissected what she knew — Lawrenceburg.

  • Know warning signs of dating violence

    I don’t know that dating violence in Anderson County is much different than anywhere else in the state.
    It’s usually somewhere under the radar for parents, school administrators and church leaders.
    We just don’t talk about it. Kentucky is one of the few states that doesn’t allow the dating relationship to qualify for a protective order.

  • Time to ‘fumigate’ government of lying politicians on both sides

    To the editor:
    The evolution of politicians to public liars is the only real threat to America.
    Al-Qaeda and the other manufactured threats that keep our tax dollars flowing to the “military industrial complex” are strictly kindergarten compared to our politicians. Nowadays, they even dramatize their lies with props.

  • Pig poop throwers just common weasels

    Poop washes off.
    My dad’s use of that phrase is always a bit more colorful, but the word poop instead of the less family-friendly version doesn’t alter its meaning.
    In short, it means never be afraid to get your hands dirty, be it from shoveling manure or any other task that might result in greasy hands or dirty fingernails.