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Today's Opinions

  • Property tax facts for homeowners

    It is property tax time once again and I would like to take this opportunity to help the taxpayers better understand how the property tax system works.
    Property taxes follow a set calendar and procedures which we all, as taxpayers, should be aware.

  • Milburn needs clarifications on Old Testament teachings

    To the editor:

  • In defense of Biden’s debate performance

    To the editor:
    After reading Mr. Rue’s “review” of the vice-presidential debate, I quickly searched my Anderson News archives looking for the letter he wrote complaining about Jim Lehr’s moderation of the first Presidential debate, you know, the one where Mr. Lehr let it get out of control, allowed Mr. Romney to break the rules, interrupt, constantly stay off message, and proceed to spew a record breaking amount of lies. But alas, there wasn’t one.

  • Creation didn’t just happen, Mr. Milburn

    To the editor:
    I just completed reading Mr. Jerry W. Milburn II’s letter you printed in the Oct. 17 issue of your paper. Mr. Milburn is a self-avowed atheist — someone who does not believe in God.
    The First Amendment of the Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

  • Why this city girl cares about the Farm Bill

    In a few short months, it’ll be 1949.
    And it’s up to the House to keep us from time traveling.
    The 2008 Farm Bill — composed of a multitude of programs, assistance and funding for U.S. producers — needs to be extended in the short-term by the first of 2013, or the legislation on the books will be one that hasn’t been in place for 60 years.
    This poses several problems for Anderson County producers and even Anderson County consumers like myself.

  • Recyling building a waste of money

    The fiscal court approved wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars Monday morning to build a recycling building that it doesn’t need.
    No, the magistrates aren’t bent on wasting your tax dollars, but Monday’s vote to spend nearly $320,000 on a building and perhaps thousands more to purchase a 15-year-old trash truck from a community bright enough to get out of the recycling business reeks of two things:
    1) Fear
    2) The desire to stay in elected office, even if it means not doing the right thing.

  • Use app, common sense to determine food safety

    “4 Day Throw Away” is a great media program and app for protecting yourself from bad leftovers.
    This reliable program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
    I learned about it at a recent professional conference, The National Association of Extension Family and Consumer Science Agents.
    Three myths about food safety and leftovers need to be discarded. Food that looks, smells, and tastes OK is safe to eat. This is false. Bacteria may still be present.  

  • Give love to Mother Earth this fall

    You know it’s fall when your laundry pile doubles in a week!
    So far, the mercury has dropped to a low of 24 here at the farm. This being Kentucky, the next morning it was 42. I think Mother Nature gets dyslexic in the fall. The temperatures are going to waffle back and forth between mild to Brrrrr, until it’s all Brrrr. That means wearing layers of clothing to keep from shivering. Hence, the doubling of the pile. Thankfully, I just made eight gallons of laundry soap!