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Today's Opinions

  • A sports lesson the news media should learn

    That one little piece of journalistic advice offered on a hot August morning nearly 28 years ago is still the one that drives my career as a sports journalist.
    I was attending my first University of Kentucky Football Media Day gathering at Commonwealth Stadium. Looking for a chance to be known as a hot-shot writer, I made my way over to the best in the business: Cawood Ledford.

  • Taxing districts, retirement system among short session items

    The 2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is in full swing; the House of Representatives is considering several high profile topics during this short, 30-day session.

  • For big plants in May, get tomato seeds now

    OK, let’s get the big news out of the way first. Don’t worry, I’m still going to be here writing this column, I’m still going to open the vegetable stand from Memorial Day to Labor Day and I’m still going to be here on my wonderful farm. It’s just that I’m leaving my job at the library.

  • Try sweet potatoes for vitamin rich meals

    Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C.  When selecting sweet potatoes pick the small to medium size for flavor at the peak of perfection. Choose firm, dark, smooth sweet potatoes without wrinkles, bruises, sprouts or decay. Even if cut away, a decayed spot may have already caused the whole potato to take on an unpleasant flavor.

  • ‘Christians’ who responded to atheist’s letter are atheists, too

    To the editor:
    To the editor:
    I would like to respond to the letters addressing my piece that appeared in the Jan. 23 edition of The Anderson News.
    Thanks very much to the Christian’s response to my article about gun sense and extremists. I submit to the public my position concerning religious extremists is substantiated by the letters.
    The religious right, through its own solipsism, ethnocentrism, fear and intimidation impedes democracy by authoritarian dominance and believe the so-called sinners should be dominated by the righteous.

  • When faith and news collide

    This column doesn’t usually tackle religion.
    But religion found me this week in an unusual place.
    The news.
    First, the facts.
    I am a pastor’s daughter.
    As well as sister, daughter and sarcastic lackwit, I’ve also claimed the title of pastor’s daughter for almost a decade now.
    Therefore, I know a little bit (not a lot mind you) about how the religious sausage is made.
    And everyone has an opinion about religion. Including pastor’s daughters.

  • Three politicians who shouldn’t be re-elected

    Column as I see ’em …
    We Kentuckians have been a fairly pious bunch in recent weeks, flaunting our frontiersmen and women attitudes as America’s most populated cities and states wage war against the 2nd Amendment.
    We snicker at New Yorkers and their goofy new gun laws, and mock Chicago as a perfect example of what happens when politicians strip away the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves against gun-toting thugs.

  • Thoughts on protester, recycling

    To the editor:
    After laughing at the recent letter from the atheist who is backing gun control, I discovered that some did stay in there long enough to read the article. I would not have because it was nonsense and lost my interest as being total babble from someone who was trying to impress all of us with his huge verbiage and rhetoric.
    I am only responding because it did bother a friend of mine. I took it as nothing more than science fiction.