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Today's Opinions

  • A good sense of trust is hard to find

    Trust is becoming as rare as floppy disks these days.
    Both are relics for a future museum. I envision the working title: “Things Americans Once Used and Threw Away.”
    Other exhibits will showcase print volumes of the dictionary, instructions for dinner etiquette and glass milk bottles.
    Trust in anything — churches, media, banks, government, school districts — is becoming harder for people to commit to.  

  • Speeding tickets, not cars are flying on Versailles Road

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s kick off this week’s column with a bit of friendly advice.
    If you speed while driving on Versailles Road keep two things close at hand: your driver’s license and enough cash to pay for a speeding ticket.
    Since the tragic death of a Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on by a dump truck a couple of weeks ago, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has been on that road like a duck on a jitterbug.

  • As fall approaches, so does apple harvest

    As our garden harvests wind down there is another crop just getting into full swing. In today’s world, with grocery stores stocking their produce isles with almost everything all year round, it’s difficult to know when the real seasons occur. So let me announce right now to one and all, it’s apple season.

  • Proposed business not compatible with history of Mill Creek Pike area

    To the editor:
    The intent of the agricultural (A-1) zoning district is to preserve, promote and protect the rural character of the land and significant natural features. It is also to promote the general welfare, safety, and lessen traffic congestion for the citizens of Anderson County.

  • What have you sacrificed?

    Sacrifice.
    To appease the vengeful god known as the “economy,” it’s an imperative to offer our time, money and entertainment as budgetary sacrifices.
    No more vacations.
    Fewer trips to the salon or nail parlor. (There’s actually a direct relationship between the infrequency of haircuts and the depressed status of the economy, according to news reports).
    Want to start a family? If you’re anything like most young people in the U.S., you’ll want to wait.

  • Lower speed limit on Versailles Road now

    Column as I see ’em …
    Reducing the speed limit on Versailles Road isn’t going to bring back Marie Garmon or the other two women killed on that road last fall.
    It isn’t going to un-injure the woman whose car was rear-ended this summer, or any of the others hurt in the mounting number of accidents on that road.
    But it needs to happen, and it needs to happen now.

  • Background offered on school district’s long range plan

    The Anderson County Board of Education recently approved a draft of the proposed Anderson County Schools long range plan (LRP) that guides and prioritizes possible building and facility improvements within the district for the next four years.
    The Kentucky Educational Reform Act mandated that districts develop a LRP every four years in order to provide equitable education opportunities for all students within the school district and across the state. 702 KAR 1:001, a Kentucky Administrative Regulation, creates implementation guidelines for the district’s LRP.

  • Time to consider what to grow indoors

    Fall begins Saturday but those of you with allergies already knew that because your nose knows.
    I really feel for those who suffer because you just can’t escape the air. You can take a tablespoon of honey every day to help drastically reduce your suffering.
    Eating local honey builds up your tolerance to everything blowing in the wind. It takes four to six weeks to kick in, so you better start soon if you want any relief in October.