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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t have your garden in yet? Well, it’s time to get cracking

    Here it is, the end of May already. The roses are popping and so are the strawberries. Wildflowers splash colors by the roadsides next to the blooming brambles reaching for the sky
    I love this time of year. School is out and the stand is open, let summer begin.

  • Trustees’ pay raise histrionics ridiculous

    Column as I see ’em …
    Library trustees Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton need to take a deep breath and calm down.
    Or at least log onto this newspaper’s website and read what I’ve actually written instead of what they apparently think I have.
    Their histrionics during last Tuesday night’s library board meeting about getting “slayed” in the newspaper after voting to give library employees a pay increase was, to be kind, unfortunate. To be not so kind, ridiculous.

  • Worm castings help keep hanging baskets blooming

    We are safe from frost, so let the planting begin.
    It is warm enough for tomatoes, peppers and all sun loving vegetables.
    The strawberries are turning red, the iris are in full bloom and this Saturday I open the produce stand. In my book, that’s the beginning of summer.

  • Family thankful for help

    To the editor:
    I am writing this to the editor because I think just about everyone should read this article.
    To the people of Anderson County and surrounding counties, we want to say thank you.
    Our son-in-law Johnny Simpson had a massive stroke on Oct. 20, 2012. He was in intensive care stroke unit for 10 weeks at the University of Louisville. For eight of the 10 weeks, we didn’t know if he was going to live.
    On Dec. 21, we started seeing some improvement and he was moved to Cardinal Hill on Dec. 29. He was there until the end of February.

  • Recycling center to move forward

    To the editor:
    After many months of waiting, Anderson County’s new recycling program will be launching soon.
    Last spring, the county received grant money from the state to help improve its recycling program. With this money, the county purchased a skid steer loader, a cardboard baler and seven collection trailers.
    To support the program, the city purchased two additional trailers, making the total nine.

  • Tornado and glass pile would be a bad mix

    To the editor:
    Usually I’m writing monthly weather forecasts, or looking for that next severe weather outbreak, or perhaps helping someone pick a good weekend for an outdoor event.
    Today I’d like to mention something a little more interesting and maybe a little strange, but possible. What would happen if a tornado hit the industrial park?

  • Previously, on amateur wrestling ...

    I attended Wildcat Championship Wrestling for the first time about a month ago.
    Might as well been four years ago.
    Forget British period dramas with swooning orchestral soundtracks.
    Forget Grey’s Anatomy.
    Try following the soap operatic dramas of amateur wrestling.
    You miss one Saturday of Lawrenceburg wrestling, you’ve missed pages of plot.
    Amateur wrestling flits from storyline to storyline, with the motivations of characters with names like TJ Lightning and Black Rain constantly changing.

  • Do mom and dad or government know what’s best?

    A philosophical debate is shaping up as class action lawsuits against public libraries continue to spread across Kentucky.
    The overarching question is fairly simple, and goes something like this: Should taxpayers, with an assist from fiscal courts, have the power to control library tax rates, or should that be left to those smart enough to actually understand how important libraries actually are?