Today's Opinions

  • Stay classy, not trashy

    I met Anderson County on Wildcat Road.
    My father’s GPS decided to take us by this road less traveled by, and I won’t say that it made all the difference in choosing to move to Kentucky, but it was definitely my first glimpse at my new home.
    That bumpy gravel road didn’t offer a smooth, comfortable ride.
    It offered a lush jungle of green forests and gurgling creeks, a sore sight for eyes overloaded with endless fields of cows and corn.

  • No easy answers for domestic abuse

    While reporting on the murder last Monday afternoon on Ballard Road, I’ve had several folks who know say there was no shortage of domestic problems at that residence.
    I have no reason to doubt them. Any man who would allegedly shoot and kill the woman he was supposed to love and then point a gun at her daughter and grandson is certainly capable of less lethal forms of abuse before finally flipping his lid.
    It’s a tragedy, but one that plays itself out all too often in today’s pill- and alcohol-fueled world.

  • Now’s the time to get out and start getting your fingernails dirty

    As the sunshine-yellow blossoms of daffodils open, spring rolls in to warm our hearts and we get to roll up our sleeves.
    On March 20, the sun will officially shift into our vernal equinox, bringing the lively weather of spring with it. All I can say is expect everything, all four seasons, throughout the month.
    If nothing else, it will certainly keep us on our toes, as if the mud isn’t enough.

  • Corned beef always a hit on Saint Patrick’s Day

    I’m a member of the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.
    Every pound of beef I own is in the freezer, not on the hoof in the pasture. I produce good meals, not healthy calves and heifers. I’ll leave that end of the business to someone else.
    If you are interested in educational programs on beef production, please contact the Extension Office and consider joining the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.

  • Food safety tips to consider when anticipating severe weather storms

    In the aftermath of last Friday’s storms, we all have much to be grateful for in Anderson County.
    The storms convinced me to take shelter in a safe place when the warning is sounded. I’m not going to stand outside and look at it.
    In addition to having a safe room for shelter, it’s good to be prepared for a power outage. Follow these guidelines for food safety.
    Make a few simple preparations so you can put a plan into action when a tornado watch or severe thunderstorm watch is initiated.
    Keep the freezer full

  • Be ready for weather to drive you nuts

    Tree frogs in February? Honest to John, I heard them singing symphonies here on the farm last Thursday. I’m half expecting lightning bugs to show up next. This has certainly been a weird winter. I know we’re all itching to plant and I’m going to do just that.
    My peas, carrot and potato seeds and broccoli and cauliflower plants are going in just as soon as I get the time.

  • Thanks for help, prayers

    To the editor:
    Recently, our house was destroyed by fire.
    We want to thank everyone, from the brave people who tried to save our home, to those who have helped with donations, assistance and prayers.
    Thank you, and God bless you.
    Don and Dawn Keeling

  • Christianity radically different from cults

    To the editor:
    Columnist Nancy Kennedy wrote a column in the Feb. 15 edition of the paper in which she used the phenomenon of “cargo cults” to illustrate something about the Christian life.
    In response, Yossarian Riley wrote a Feb. 22 letter to the editor in which he appeared to equate Christianity with the cargo cults that came into being among remote tribes following World War II.
    I had never heard of cargo cults so I searched the Internet to learn more.