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Today's Opinions

  • Media guilty of misusing power

    To the editor:

  • What middle schoolers can expect 21 days from now

    Reader discretion for this column is advised.
    If you are an Anderson County student (some Anderson County teachers may find they feel the same), there is incredibly disturbing information in the following sentence.  
    There are only 21 days between today and the first day of school.
    I know this because I recently dreamed of a tornado (one of my tried and true “school is coming” nightmares) descending upon Lawrenceburg and swallowing up the Bypass.  

  • Law enforcement done the right way

    Column as I see ’em …
    Rather than discuss something negative this week, how about something positive?
    Positive if you share my opinion, that is.
    I have never been more proud to call Anderson County home than I was last Tuesday morning.
    After catching wind that a man dressed in black was walking north on the Bypass while carrying a military-styled rifle (they’re not assault rifles unless used in an assault), I hustled to the location to see what was going on.

  • Effective ways to battle beetles, other plant yuk

    There are lots of words to describe the weather we’ve been having. Saying you can wear the air or cut the air with a knife are just two. When the humidity got this high in the olden days, my Grandma would say it is “close” out.

  • One not-so-fine day in Paris

    This was not the day trip to France I imagined.   
    I wanted magic. Flaky croissants floating down from the sky like biblical manna. The “La Vie en Rose” orchestral soundtrack piped through discreet speakers along the Seine River.
    My expectations may have been a little high.
    What I got were a few sleepy minutes stolen in the hotel room to scribble three words in an empty reporter’s notebook —
    “We hated Paris.”

  • One not-so-fine day in Paris

    This was not the day trip to France I imagined.   
    I wanted magic. Flaky croissants floating down from the sky like biblical manna. The “La Vie en Rose” orchestral soundtrack piped through discreet speakers along the Seine River.
    My expectations may have been a little high.
    What I got were a few sleepy minutes stolen in the hotel room to scribble three words in an empty reporter’s notebook —
    “We hated Paris.”

  • Stop swindlers from targeting seniors

    Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims of elder financial abuse.
    Information for this column comes from MetLife Mature Market Institute. In cooperation with Virginia Tech and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, MetLife has completed a study of Elder Financial Abuse — Crimes of Occasion, Desperation and Predation Against America’s Elders.
    The purpose of this column is to increase awareness of elder financial abuse, symptoms, safety and what you can do to protect your family. I encourage you to read the entire study.

  • Beware of the summertime grinches

    I love dusk. It’s that special time between daylight and dark, that allows me to just stand and admire life around me. That evening light gently deepens the green and then the lightning bugs come out.
    I love watching those little flares of brilliant yellow. They flash on and off so fast that you can hardly find the spot before it’s gone. They’re Mother Nature’s own Christmas lights.
    We really should celebrate a little Christmas in July.