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Today's Opinions

  • Lawsuit blessing in disguise for library

    The Anderson Public library’s board of trustees will apparently wait until a court orders it to comply with the statute that governs how it’s supposed to set tax rates before doing so on its own.
    And that’s a shame because by doing so the board is missing out on a great chance to reinvent its image and survive what will otherwise be a devastating financial blow.
    The order to lower its tax rate has already come for a library in northern Kentucky and, trust me on this, a similar order will eventually be issued here.

  • Bibb lettuce has strong Kentucky roots

    Kentuckians may know that Bibb lettuce was developed by Major John Bibb in the backyard of his Frankfort home — Grey Gables (Bibb-Burnley House).
    He moved to Frankfort in 1856 and shared his seeds and plants with friends. Soon it became known as Bibb lettuce and became commercially produced in 1935.
    Soon you will be able to buy Bibb lettuce at the local farmer’s markets. The Anderson County Farmer’s Market opens Friday, April 26 at noon.

  • A band of cats invaded our garage, capturing my dogged devotion

    If you had asked just more than a year ago, I’d have sworn to you I was a dyed-in-the-fur dog person.
    I proclaimed my love for all animals — dolphins, dogs, elephants, frogs — but when it came to cats, I was uninterested. Never had a cat. Didn’t understand them — or their people, really. Required a preventative dose of Benadryl to stave off my sneezes when visiting their homes.
    But a funny thing happened when I got to know a few felines who were hanging around our neighborhood.

  • Ronnie Allen Dennis, 51

    Ronnie Allen Dennis, 51, of Salvisa died March 25, 2013 at his residence.  He was raised by his grandparents the late Andrew Earl and Pearl C. Rogers.
    Ronnie was an avid gardener and enjoyed movies and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a graduate of Western High School and formerly worked as an ATM balancer for Farmer’s Bank in Frankfort.

  • Manure tea and other tips to grow wonderful potatoes

    Cold weather wimp that I am, even I can work outside in this weather.
    Well, once the frost thaws.
    It was 26 degrees on the farm Good Friday morning  Great temps for the gravel truck to make it up my drive. I’ve been waiting since Christmas for the rain to stop and the clay like-mud to dry.

  • Planning is key to successful garden

    Gardening is not my area of expertise. However, I do have access to research-based information about gardening. Tommy Yankey, Anderson County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, will be conducting a home gardening class in conjunction with the food preservation workshop Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    You can register for the workshop by calling the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.

  • He’s for equality, but against gay marriage

    Dustin Burley is gay.
    Dustin Burley is also against gay marriage.
    So don’t expect him to change his Facebook profile photo to a red equal sign
    Originally designed by the Human Rights Campaign, the equal sign has become a virtual and viral banner of one’s social media support for marriage equality.
    Burley says he’s definitely for equal rights, just not gay marriage.
    And if you ask him why, Burley won’t hesitate.

  • Future state workers better think twice before taking job

    To the editor:
    Pension problem solved?
    Not by a long shot, the revised Senate Bill 2 did soften the language on cost of living adjustments, taking it from no cost of living adjustment ever to if surplus funds are available.
    That means if assets are above 100 percent of the actuarial liabilities, cost of living adjustments could return. This actually means no cost of living adjustments ever again, in nicer words.