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Today's Opinions

  • Leaders good at spending other’s money

    To the editor:
    In these hard economic times, I am appalled at the leaders in this country.
    Whether they are leaders in local or federal government, they just don’t get it when it comes to taxes and the welfare of the people.
    There isn’t a person who goes to work every day who is not tired of paying more taxes when every penny must be accounted for in the family. You look at your check and taxes are going up while your pay is going down.

  • With veggies harvested, time for firewood

    Well, there was a little frost on the pumpkin last weekend.
    Happy October, everyone. It’s time to celebrate the end of the harvest season, at least the vegetable side of things.
    The full hunter’s moon is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and folks in camo gear and orange caps will soon be dotting the hills to begin their own harvesting. If you’re a fall hiker be sure to wear something bright.

  • Standardized drowning

    Our students keep drowning in the shallow end of the education pool.
    Then again, shallow learning is often all we expect.  
    No Child Left Behind, the legislative leviathan of test scores and achievement rubrics, has been deemed broken by both Kentucky state education commissioner, our local superintendent and Anderson County’s instructional supervisor.
    For good reason.
    NCLB standards are next to impossible to please. Essentially, school progress is measured pass/fail so that schools must reach 100 percent in reading and math, or perish.

  • Cook-off response proved me wrong

    A burgoo cook-off during the Burgoo Festival wouldn’t work. It had been tried and failed, but it sure is a nice thought.
    That’s the essence of what I was told when I first started pitching the idea a couple of months ago.
    So with the support of a handful of people as eager as I to champ at the bit when told they can’t do something, we held the cook-off Saturday during the Burgoo Festival anyway, and boy were we wrong.

  • Developer can teach local government a lesson

    Larry Cann and his attorney certainly don’t need nor have they solicited my advice, but I’m going to give it to them anyway.
    Were I them, I wouldn’t waste my time, money or effort squabbling with Harry Wise Road residents who are fighting Cann’s efforts to build a subdivision. Instead, I’d go to court have a judge declare invalid the planning and zoning commission’s recommendations to deny that subdivision, and here’s why.

  • Fall’s arrival brings with it plenty to do

    It’s official. Fall has arrived and the colors won’t be far behind, we just have to wait for cooler temperatures for the more colorful pallets.
    The dogs are patiently waiting for the leaves to fall so they can play in the piles. I think it’s going to be a spectacular fall and we have the weather to thank for it.
    Weather is the main factor in the brilliance and longevity of fall leaves. As the length of sunlight falls, the chlorophyll levels fall as well. The chlorophyll then gets blocked by a cell layer.

  • Archery teams says thanks

    To the editor:
    I would like to take the time and opportunity to thanks those who came and patronized the car wash we had Sept. 17 at The Soap Factory.
    It is due to the generosity of our community that we are able to get one step closer to our goal of taking three teams from Anderson County to the World NASP Tournament World Champion title.
    We could not begin to attempt this task without the continuing love and support from the businesses and citizens of Anderson County.
    We hope to make you proud once again.
    Brian Peyton

  • Paying for KU’s mistakes

    To the editor:
    So, Kentucky Utilities messed up and know wants its customers to pay for its lack of management.
    It hired a company to do a job, didn’t watch over the people that company hired and for months let that person write down what he wanted without even spot-checking his work.
    Now, do you really think we should pay for KU’s bad management? Really?
    Enough is enough. We do need to stand up because KU has it where we don’t have a choice. We only have one electric company in the city, and one electric company in the county.