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Today's Opinions

  • Setting record straight on Kentucky Blood Center

    To the editor:
    I would like to respond to your April 17 column about blood donation in Anderson County.
    While we applaud your support and encouragement of blood donation, we want to make sure you have all the facts and understand the important role Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) plays in the healthcare of our community.
    Since 1998, my wife and I have coordinated the Anderson County Community Blood Drive at First Baptist Church with KBC. This blood drive has provided a convenient opportunity for Anderson County citizens to donate blood.

  • Tuggers tired of fiscal court’s accusations, half stories

    To the editor:
    For 10 years I have been coordinating Truck Tug of Wars at the Anderson County Community Park with the Kentucky Truck Tuggers.  In those 10 years, I am proud to say that our events have helped a lot of people and organizations.
    We have tugged for the David and Christopher Cole playground fund (at the park). We have tugged for individuals and families in our community who were suffering from major illnesses or deaths – Brianna Borwig, Ryleigh McKinney, Cody Ramsey.

  • The 2 million card man

    When the Commons 4 Kids charity delivers its second million baseball cards this year, Jerry Milburn knows exactly which baseball card he’ll choose to mark the occasion.
    A 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey, Jr., rookie card.
    The baseball card that sparked decades of collecting.
    The good-luck charm Milburn’s mother brought to Bingo nights.
    The card that inspired the beginnings of Milburn’s trading card charity, Commons 4 Kids.

  • Anderson County owes Todd big debt of gratitude

    Very quietly and without a hint of self-aggrandizement, Harold Todd has become one of the best taxpayer advocates Anderson County has ever seen.
    If that name sounds familiar, it should. A reserved, fairly quiet man who has spent his life crunching numbers as a CPA for the state and establishing a network of rental homes, Todd rose to prominence a couple of years ago when he was tapped by former Judge-Executive Steve Conway to serve on the local board of health in what appeared to be a last-ditch effort to keep it solvent.

  • A broccoli twist on traditional Kentucky country ham recipe

    Everyone at the Anderson County Senior Center enjoyed Kentucky country ham and broccoli grits when I served it there last week. They scraped the pan clean.
    Country ham is a Kentucky tradition. Only six states produce country hams – Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and Missouri.

  • Skip tilling when planting watermelons

    My potatoes and lettuce are growing! I haven’t really put anything else out. I should have put my broccoli and cauliflower out, but then it rained before I could.  Spring rains will complicate our gardening life, but we can’t do it without them.  We just have to be flexible with our schedule.

  • Believers in creation against teaching evolution

    To the editor:
    We read of interest in last week’s Anderson News the article about teaching evolution in our school system.
    God created everything!
    We believe in the creation as recorded in the Bible. We are members of Christ’s church at Glensboro and we feel that God’s people have sat by idle far too long. We allowed God to be taken out of our schools, courts and homes and it is time for God’s people to stand up for what they believe in.

  • Promote child abuse awareness

    To the editor: