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Today's Opinions

  • Community profiles help elected officials make good decisions

    The economy has been on my mind lately.
    Information about Anderson County is necessary to help elected officials, grant writers and the rest of us citizens make good choices.
    Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) has recently produced two page profiles for each county on the economy, healthcare, ag and food and the retail sector.
    You can find these profiles at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/cedick/CountyDataProfiles Information from the economic profile is below.

  • All the news that’s fit to share on Facebook

    Today I’m going to use print to talk about social media.
    Counterproductive?
    Perhaps, especially since you cannot hover your computer cursor on the phrase “click here,” taking you straight to online coverage of last Friday’s industrial park fire in Lawrenceburg.  
    Don’t worry. The technology is coming. I can feel it.
    You probably snapped a photo — taken from your porch, from your driver’s seat or from your backyard — of the smoke plume over Lawrenceburg as it twisted lazily into the air.

  • Return to true meaning of Mother’s Day

    To the editor:
    With Mother’s Day around the corner I, like most mothers, are excited about this special day.
    Whether that means a day of pampering without the kids, or a day full of exciting family activities and sweet cards, it’s a nice feeling to have a day just for us.  

  • Senior citizens need our help

    To the editor:
    Several weeks ago I was approached by an agency to serve on a committee.
    I have been approached by several others in the past, and have normally agreed to do so, but this one was different. I agreed immediately because this one is very special to me.

  • Wants trump needs with proposed swimming facility

    Your home needs a new roof, but you want a new fishing boat.
    Your car needs new tires, but you want the latest pair of designer shoes.
    Your child needs braces to straighten her crooked front teeth, but you want to continue buying that six-pack of Bud every night — the cumulative effect of which would cover monthly payments on the braces.
    And so it goes, mankind’s eternal struggle between eating ice cream or broccoli.

  • Lawrenceburg home to Derby winner?

    Was the Montrose farm named after Montrose, the Kentucky Derby-winning horse?
    Could be coincidence.
    Could be that the Labold brothers — Alexander and Ike Labold of Cincinnati, Ohio — bred and trained the 1887 Derby champion thoroughbred right here in Anderson County.
    Or not.
    That’s where you, the reader, come in.
    I’m no equine Sherlock Holmes. Although I’ve devoured pretty much every Agatha Christie mystery ever written, my mouth falls open dumbstruck every time the killer was revealed on the page.  

  • Obey meeting rules or move along

    Last week’s illegal meeting of a health board committee, however brief, reeks of an attempt to avoid obeying state statutes that govern open meetings.
    Those involved can contend that’s not true, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
    First, the director told this newspaper point blank nearly a month ago that it would not be allowed to attend meetings of this committee.

  • Let’s unite in prayer May 2

    To the editor:
    Christians of Anderson County,
    Evil is present in our nation. Just watch the evening news … murders, robberies and terrorism.
    Last year on May 3, Christians all across our nation gathered to pray for God to forgive us and to intercede on behalf of people in our nation.
    Then in our nation:
    On July 20, 2012, evil came to Aurora, Colo. Twelve were killed in a movie theater and 58 were injured.