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Today's Opinions

  • 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?

  • Like eating? Plant more flowers to attract bees

    Well, you know it’s that time of year, when just a small, black hole in a blanket makes you think tick. I shake garlic powder on the dogs’ food to help them repel critters. I also give them the drops, like Advantax. I have to check myself every time I come in from working on the farm.
    And once you find one, you’ve got the heebie jeebies when anything touches your skin, like say, a thread. I know they must serve some purpose in our ecosystem, but I’m killing every one of those little parasites. Can you tell that I don’t care for ticks.

  • Avoid contracting foodborne illness from leafy greens, fruits

    Foodborne illness causes 3,000 deaths each year. About 128,000 people are hospitalized each year due to food borne illness. Although not hospitalized, about 1 in 6 (48 million) people in the United States are affected by food borne illness.
    It can happen to anyone, anywhere and from foods we might not expect. Children under age 5 and adults 60 and older are at highest risk.

  • Only antidote is honest power

    To the editor:
    Money-purchased thievery (e.g. monopolistic drugs) and money-purchased incompetence (e.g. our $16.7 trillion debt) by greedy profiteers produce the stupid legislative outcomes in Washington (e.g. a bridge to nowhere).
    For years, Speaker Boehner blamed President Obama and Senator Reid for not submitting their budgets. He should have blamed himself. He was responsible for their irresponsibility and therefore an equal party to their malfeasance.

  • Community input needed on ACMS principal search

    To the editor:
    The School-Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Council at Anderson County Middle School discussed the process for selecting a new principal at a special called meeting on May 8.  
    The council hopes to name a principal by June 7, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  
    At the May 8 meeting, the council established a written plan/timeline and decided to survey students, staff, parents and members of the community in order to gather input for establishing criteria for principal selection.