Today's Opinions

  • News Hound needs a name

    To the editor:
    Have you considered naming the hound in the “I Found the Hound” promotion Flash, my personal favorite, or Sherlock or Ghost Rider or something?
    I mean the poor guy needs a name or should just be placed in the pound and remain anonymous.
    I jest, of course, because I would adopt the critter just to give him a name and let him hang out on our front porch to do whatever hounds do.

  • McConnell, GOP letting ‘families go hungry’

    To the editor:
    I am an American, a veteran and a patriot. I truly love my country. However, when I read my country, the richest and most powerful nation on earth, would take food out of our children’s mouths, it fills me with a profound sadness and a very healthy anger. Have we as a nation grown so apathetic that we are content to ignore the working poor? Pretend they don’t exist? Maybe if you just turn your head and close your eyes, they will go away.

  • Liberals, GOP won’t protect you

    To the editor:
    With all due respect to Professor McHugh, his recent defense of Bush II’s foreign policy provokes some questions.
    Who has killed more innocent Americans – Osama bin Laden or Planned Parenthood? What’s the more imminent danger to what we cherish – some tribal warlords on the other side of the planet or ACLU lawyers?
    Why has so much of our blood and treasure been spent on patrolling Iraq’s borders, when our government can’t – or rather won’t – secure our own?

  • Enjoying the fading days of summer

    This Sunday marks the beginning and the end. The autumnal equinox arrives to say goodbye to summer. It has been a remarkable summer. Across the country it was the wettest since 2004.
    Those of us who lost garden plants to flooding need to come up with some solutions. I vote for raised beds.
    Cement blocks, rocks and old barn wood make great raised beds. If you know someone with a sawmill, those outside bark boards are really good, especially if they are cedar trees. The cedar helps repel insects. Mine lasted over 10 years.

  • Tired? Learn more about sleep Oct. 17

    Do you remember when you had a good night’s sleep?
    Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, from the University of Louisville Dept. of Neurology, will talk about sleep health on Oct. 17 in Anderson County.
    Here are some tips on getting a good night’s sleep. She will provide extensive information on sleep health which will help you or other family members from young children to seniors.

  • One ring, two mothers

    She’s found strange things on the school bus.
    Usually it’s costume jewelry, band instruments and orphaned cleats forgotten under seats until Rita Edington walks down to clean the aisles.
    Bus 27 is her bus, the only bus she ever drove for 25 1/2 years.
    But once, she found a ring.
    A mother’s ring.
    And Rita has wondered about this mother for more than a decade.
    Rita never removes the gold band on her pinkie finger.

  • Daughter, son-in-law earned each other

    “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Since giving my youngest daughter’s hand in marriage last Friday afternoon, I’ve thought a lot about the idea of being lucky.
    I’ve never been one to believe in luck, and often bristle when I hear that so and so is “lucky” because he has a good job or a nice home or whatever.

  • Enjoy fried green tomatoes at Christmas

    Well, it’s the eleventh day of September and we have 11 more days of summer! I do believe that it was the wettest summer I’ve ever had since I moved here. While all that moisture caused a few problems in the garden, I still had a pretty good season. Actually, I’m still having a pretty good season.