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Today's Opinions

  • Bankruptcy, poor health and life without electricity

    Let’s call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
    They live in Anderson County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith may be your neighbors.
    Mr. Smith will be 65 in August.
    Mrs. Smith is 62.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith don’t want to be identified by their real names because of you, their neighbors.
    “We don’t want to be looked down on,” Mrs. Smith told me last week.
    Don’t want to appear like they’re looking for a free handout, they said.

  • Gardening offers control of nutrition

    Life on the farm is filled with antics and anecdotes and all I have to do is watch.
    Well, I do occasionally stand in as a humane scratching post for Zeus, the newest member of the family. At 95 pounds, he is a mountain of muscle with a profound preference for butt rubbing.
    Spanky is half his weight, but pure muscle as well.
    To watch those two go racing down the hill to chase some critter, be it rabbit, bird or butterfly, is a spectacle all its own. It’s like watching greyhounds race.

  • Saudi prince doesn’t like fracking, either

    There will be plenty of dire predictions and scary scenarios on tap when the fiscal court hosts a meeting Tuesday to allow residents to share their views about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Extension office in the county park.

  • Teach children to ‘follow the money’

    Back to school shopping is happening now. School supplies are in the stores and most families are looking at clothes. Back to school shopping is second to holiday shopping as the busiest season of the year.

  • Wake up and start recycling

    To the editor:
    If you had to bury your trash and garbage in your own back yard, would you recycle?
    I often ask this question, especially to those I know do not recycle. The answer I usually get is, “Of course.”  
    I continue my questioning with, “Well, then, why do you not recycle now?” The answers are varied: I do  
    not want to sort all that stuff. I do not a have a blue recycle bin. It’s too much trouble. The list gets longer. None of these reasons can be substantiated.

  • Recipe good use of blackberries, peaches

    The peak season for blackberries in Kentucky is June and July. Look for firm, dry berries whether you are picking or purchasing.
    Avoid containers that are stained because that may indicate crushed or overripe berries.
    Blackberries should be shiny and black. Avoid berries that have a dull appearance or have a reddish color. Moisture will increase spoilage. Don’t wash berries until you are ready to use them.

  • Community thanked for support

    To the editor:
    The inaugural Marie Crawford Garmon Scholarship Golf Scramble was held June 15 at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.
    The scramble committee would like to extend its sincere thanks to all the sponsors, participants and volunteers who make this event such a tremendous success.
    Because of the generosity of our community the event was able to raise over $10,000 that will be awarded in scholarships honoring Marie Garmon.  This scholarship will be given to Anderson County students beginning in May 2014.

  • Garmon fundraiser will benefit scholarship fund

    To the editor:
    The Anderson County Scholarship Fund is pleased to accept the generous gifts from all who participated in, contributed to or volunteered to assist the Marie Crawford Garmon Scholarship Golf Scramble held last month at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.
    To date, the Anderson County Scholarship Fund has received $10,759 in contributions in memory of Ms. Garmon, which is very much appreciated.