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Today's Opinions

  • Green Christmas equals a snowy Easter

    Wow. A 50-degree drop in temperature is pretty radical, especially when it is within 48 hours. I’m thinking Mother Nature just pleased everyone.
    Wimps to the cold, like me, loved those warm days, and those who embrace the cold, got plenty. Almost three months ago (Nov. 7), I wrote about my winter predictions. Let’s see how I’ve done so far.

  • State’s unfunded liability in crisis, and getting worse

    To the editor:
    With the State Legislature now in its 2013 session, Kentucky citizens can only hope that state leaders act quickly and responsibly to solve a state crisis. The unfunded liability of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) is growing worse each year.
    Several variables can and do affect the financial conditions of KRS, but one that has been of concern to us for nearly two decades is the General Assembly’s intentional underfunding of their employer contributions to the pension systems.

  • After kicking God out of schools, don’t blame him for not being there

    To the editor:
    After laughing at the recent letter from the atheist who is backing gun control, I discovered that some did stay in there long enough to read the article. I would not have because it was nonsense and lost my interest as being total babble from someone who was trying to impress all of us with his huge verbiage and rhetoric.
    I am only responding because it did bother a friend of mine. I took it as nothing more than science fiction.

  • All quiet on the Interstate

    The most frightening sound is silence.
    Especially four hours of silence.
    Sometimes, during a game of hypotheticals, I like challenge myself to choose what traditional sense I would be able to live without, one I wouldn’t miss more than the others.  
    Smell. Taste. Touch. Sight. Sound.
    Last Thursday night, as I was caught in the hard place between moving forward on icy roads or driving my car in a ditch, was no game.

  • Don’t abuse a right because you can

    Column as I see ’em …
    The old adage that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should crossed my mind several times this week as I wrote an article about a firearms law that went into effect in January.
    Passed easily by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor, the law says that only the state can regulate firearms and largely stripped municipalities from restricting people from carrying guns into publically owned buildings.

  • Prove your love with photos

    You probably know the saying before I form the sentence on my lips.
    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    Every week in The Anderson News — in every article and every column — I use hundreds, maybe even a thousands of words to describe everything happening in Anderson County.
    It’s no secret that I love words: I wouldn’t be much of a writer if I hid from them.  
    But for the month of February I wanted to show my love for Anderson County through a special photo series, “Why We Love Anderson County.”   

  • Mind travel your way to a warmer place

    I’ve decided to do a little imaginary traveling during these winter months. I’ve decided that the ups and downs of Kentucky weather can be fun. In my head, I’ll be in Phoenix when our temps here hit 60. When it’s cold and snowy, I’ll be in Colorado skiing. When it’s freezing out I’ll be in Minnesota, with my relatives. See, mind travel is cheap and easy. I don’t even have to find a sitter for the dogs.

  • A fresh start for New Year’s resolutions

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the Extension Service is launching an online Health and Wealth Challenge called “Ft. Harrod KY Health & Wealth Challenge 2013.”
    This free eight-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Monday, Feb. 18 through Monday, April 15.