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Today's Opinions

  • Facts hard to find on pipeline issue

    Column as I see ’em …
    In retrospect, it’s not at all difficult to see why a representative of the company proposing the Bluegrass Pipeline opted out of attending last Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    One person at that meeting, for one brief moment, spoke out of lockstep with the crowd and was immediately and thoroughly drowned out in opposition — even after he said he isn’t in favor of the pipeline.

  • Be calm and try new recipe for zucchini

    I love to take in the world around me. I mostly use my eyes and nose to relish the living things that surround us.
    I observe changes, like the later sunrise and the earlier sunset or the smell of fresh cut grass. As I drove home the other day, I noticed people along the way. People who were walking and talking or texting on their cell phone. People were driving and on their cell phone.

  • Better ways to combat diabetes

    Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time, the eight-week class on Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes will help you learn about living with and managing diabetes.  Treatment of diabetes has changed over the past four decades.  
    It was once common to severely restrict sugar and almost anything that was tasty was off the eating plan for someone with diabetes.

  • City’s credit card receipts? Nothing to see here

    We (by we, I mean The Anderson News) get many requests to look into spending in local governments and other taxing districts.  
    Some of these concerns are warranted (the fiscal court allowing the purchase of Creatine for inmates is a notable and recent example).
    And we’ve gotten several requests to research Walmart credit card receipts.
    So we did.

  • Fire board, Mitchell make the right calls

    Column as I see ’em …
    Some of you will probably call me a hypocrite after reading the article I produced this week about a new fire station in western Anderson County and finding no criticism of it here.
    Of course you’ll be wrong for doing so but everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, even if it isn’t correct.
    You’ll notice in the article that I quote the fire chief as saying the fire district has been socking away money not spent in its budget each year and has saved a tidy sum toward the new building.

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  • Downs’ coverage provides help for couple in need

    To the editor:
    A big thank you goes to News Editor Meaghan Downs of The Anderson News for her coverage of an unfortunate situation for the elderly couple in our county who were in need of assistance in getting their electricity turned on.
    The couple contacted our county’s charity group, Helping Hands--Heart of Community (HHHC), for possible assistance due to word of mouth from one of their neighbors.
    We are thankful that word of our group’s charitable work is getting around the county so we can help as many people in need as possible.

  • Poem speaks volumes about hearing loss

    To the editor:
    Loss of hearing is a big problem, but it is exacerbated when friends and family do not know how to deal with it.
    I was one who didn’t understand how important these tips are until I read this poem, written by Roy Bain in 1996, and related it to my own severe loss of hearing.
    Hopefully, sharing this with the community will encourage others to share it, too.
    When at first our hearing begins to fade, though the signs are foretelling, we may choose to evade.