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Today's Opinions

  • Son celebrates seven years cancer-free

    To the editor:
    While I was reading the June 26 edition of The Anderson News about the Relay for Life, I realized it was not mentioned that my son Keith Sea, who helped carry the Relay for Life sign, is a 7-year cancer survivor.
    Keith lost both of his grandmothers, Fannie J. Scrogham and Laura Kate Sea of Anderson County, to cancer.
    Mary E. Sea
    Shepherdsville

  • Thanks for making Relay a success

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of Anderson County, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for helping to make Relay for Life 2013 held on June 21 a success.

  • A public lesson in school taxes

    Column as I see ’em …
    Here’s something most of you (and I suspect at least several members of the school board) don’t know.
    By the end of next year, local property tax revenue for the school district will have increased by an estimated $612,000 since 2009, a whopping 9 percent jump at a time most folks are happy to simply avoid getting their hourly wages slashed.

  • Hardware purchase an Independence Day surprise

    Don Simmons was shocked when he saw the receipt.
    When the Fairview Drive looked at the total for the hardware he purchased July 4 at Tractor Supply, it came to the $17.76 — the year of our nation’s birth on our nation’s birthday.
    “I thought it was funny, being the year of the American Revolution,” Simmons said Monday by phone. “I asked the clerk, ‘Hey, since you have to work today, are you charging everyone the same amount?’ She laughed in return and agreed that was pretty interesting.”

  • Real Key lime juice is key to wonderful pie

    I’m teaching a class on American regional cooking. In this column I usually use recipes that feature Kentucky products.
    However, everyone in the class loved this recipe and it does make a very nice dessert for summer. It isn’t low in calories or high on good nutrition but it does taste good.     

  • Kentucky’s values not linked to ideologically elit

    To the editor:
    At this time of the year talk naturally turns toward patriotism.
    If comments I’ve encountered are any indication, many are confused as to what patriotism is. It is a grave mistake to think that patriotism is about devotion to any particular political theory; it is an even graver mistake to think it involves sycophantic praise for those currently holding government office. 

  • Fly the flag, but please do it right

    To the editor:
    I’m sure every American would agree that they love to see Old Glory proudly flying at every state building, institute, college, school and business, but when is it time to take flags down to be replaced?
    Good question.
    As a veteran I would say as soon as it begins to tear or unravel from the whipping winds or from age.

  • Organic isn’t always certified organic

    I love a good rainstorm, especially at night.
    We sure got some rain last week. The night of the big blow I ended up with over 2 1/2 inches. It thundered and rumbled and lit up the sky and I slept like a baby. In Arizona, I sometimes used a CD of rainstorms to help me fall asleep. Arizona rarely has what we call thunderstorms. It is a desert.