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Today's Opinions

  • Get a jump by starting melon seeds indoors

    It will get warmer, we just have to wait for it.
    That’s the tough part, waiting. I am such a wimp when it comes to cold. It’s hard to motivate myself to get outside, when I have to dress in layers. At this rate, I’ll be wearing my long underwear into May.
    We can get a head start outside by starting inside. Now is the time to start melon seeds inside. Watermelon and cantaloupe are warm weather crops that can be a lot of fun. There are so many different varieties to choose from that it’s almost hard to pick.

  • Brother’s faith an inspiration

    To the editor:
    The Lord’s will, and our purpose in it, is often hidden from us due to our own intellect.
    For many years I couldn’t wrap my head around this faith thing. Him working through me now, and giving me wisdom, I realize that my intellect was in the way of his purpose.
    Total surrender is ultimately necessary in order to receive his blessings, and to carry out his will for others to receive it.

  • Broadband access proves burying agendas moves county forward, not back

    Congratulations, rural Anderson County. You will soon have high-speed internet accessibility.
    That’s a big deal to some. As my good friend Monty Collingsworth of Collingsworth Consulting once said, “High speed internet may not bring new jobs, but it will sure stop them if they decide to locate to one of our rural areas and we don’t have it.”
    I would personally like to thank Collingsworth the most because he did much of the groundwork for this breakthrough.

  • Get tough on owners of dilapidated homes

    We generally loathe the idea of government at any level sticking its bureaucratic nose into people’s lives, but will gladly support any effort from county government to take action against the owners of abandoned, dilapidated homes.
    A perfect example is the home on Hammond Road that is the subject of an article on page A1. It has been abandoned for years, has bags of trash falling out of its broken front windows, has floors and ceilings that are caving in, and is an eyesore of the first order.

  • Spring’s here so get going in the garden

    What a wild weather ride.
    It sometimes seems like we have all four seasons in one day.
    One thought keeps me moving, though, summer is coming. Despite the wild fluctuation of temperatures, we really have to get busy.
    If you haven’t sprayed your fruit trees with dormant oil to protect them against disease and bugs this summer, you better get cracking. You should fertilize them now, as well. Nitrogen in the form of ammonium nitrate or manure will work. Grass clippings add nitrogen as well.

  • Where was coverage of ‘Annie?’

    To the editor:
    This letter to the editor is directed to the editor of The Anderson News.
    I am disappointed at the complete lack of coverage of the Anderson County High School ACT CATS spring musical, Annie.
    This production was a community event that spanned two weeks and involved dozens of the youth of this community in both performing and technical roles.
    It represented countless hours of effort on the part of the students and of the educators who live and work here.

  • Kentucky will finally put an end to the jinx

    Column as I see ’em …
    Several years ago I wrote a fairly unpopular column about my life as a jinx.
    Although somewhat tongue in cheek, it nevertheless has a foundation in reality because, frankly, no matter where I’ve lived nearby college and pro teams just can’t win a championship.
    As a kid, I suffered through my beloved Buffalo Sabres losing to Philly’s Broad Street Bullies for the Stanley Cup. They came close again years later, only to lose on an absolutely terrible call to the Dallas Stars.

  • Since we eat them, we might as well grow them

    Spring has sprung and all I can think is “Ah, warmth.”
    It’s a psychological high unmatched by anything after the winter we had this year. I say psychological because 60 degrees outside is different than 60 degrees inside. One calls for shorts and flip-flops, the other a sweater and slippers.
    Go figure.