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Today's Opinions

  • Unimpressed by Biden’s performance in vice presidential debate

    To the editor:
    Well, I was one of those who stayed up to watch the 2012 vice presidential debate held in Danville, Ky., on Thursday between Congressman Paul Ryan and current vice president, Joe Biden. I have some observations that I would like to share.

  • Messy parking lot ‘embarrassment’ to Lawrenceburg

    To the editor:
    The parking area across from the West Park McDonald’s (on the other side of Lee’s) is an embarrassment to Lawrenceburg.
    The littering that goes on there is terrible. It does get cleaned up and then the next day, after students park there in the morning or after school, it is a mess again.
    I have never seen an area in our town look so bad.
    I am not sure who to direct my concern to so I am starting with the mayor and will contact a few others.   

  • Did you know there are atheists right here in Lawrenceburg?

    To the editor:
    I have lived here for nine years and I wasn’t aware of any other non-believers but myself, until about a year ago, now I’m aware of about 10 of us and that number will soon grow because us godless heathens are having a pizza social this month, right here in this small Kentucky town.
    There is a movement happening that is showing non-believers that it’s ok to come out of hiding; society no longer believes in that part of the Bible that tells Christians to stone us to death. (Deuteronomy 13:6-10)

  • Main Street disappointing for tourists

    To the editor:
    A couple of weeks ago my husband and I had the pleasure of taking a 10-day vacation to Kentucky and Tennessee. We had a great time, by the way, and truly enjoyed seeing your part of the USA.
    As many tourists do, one of our stops was a tour of Wild Turkey. Since we had some time to spend before our tour, we drove to Lawrenceburg for lunch [on Main Street]. We were very impressed with the food, the decor and the owners. I even recommended it to some other tourists.

  • Public officials more skilled at hiding than transparency

    Don’t ask me to make you look good.
    That question has fallen from the mouths of many well-meaning public officials and municipal employees I’ve interacted with since coming to work and report in Lawrenceburg.  
    Unfortunately for them, making public officials look good is not in my job description.
    Not that making them look bad is. But I suppose in certain circles, that’s debatable.
    I sit with a notebook in a public room as the representatives of our city and county speak. Simple as that.

  • Bad advice on how to cast your vote

    Column as I see ’em …
    If Anderson County wants to get its fair share of state funds, it needs to elect the candidate whose party controls the House.
    That’s not my logic or recommendation; vote for whichever candidate you want. But it is something I’ve been told by a number of politically connected folks around here while discussing the race between incumbent Republican Kim King and challenger Kent Stevens, a Democrat.

  • Learn the pros and cons of ATV safety

    ATV safety was the subject of my display at General Cable’s Health and Safety program a few weeks ago.
    I’m concerned about improper use and deaths associated with ATV’s. In 2004 one of my daughter’s friends was killed in an ATV accident in Grayson County. He was not riding safely and he was not wearing any protective equipment.

  • Are schools starving hungry students?

    Kids’ stomachs are grumbling, and so are critics of the new national nutritional standards for school lunch.
    Although the new guidelines for healthier meals have been officially in place through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 since the beginning of the school year, criticism flared anew last month about the new caloric limits for lunches.
    High school students from Kansas complained about their apparent hunger through a medium sure to spread their message virally — YouTube.