Today's Opinions

  • Preserve and protect the beauty of Wildcat Creek

    To the editor:
    I can’t describe my joy at hearing of the upset about the state of Wildcat Creek.

  • Closing Wildcat Road sickens reader

    To the editor:
    It ills me to see that some disrespectful knuckleheads dumped their trash off Wildcat Road. I hope they get caught some day. However, the idea of closing part of the road is more sickening. So many of us drive it just to enjoy this county treasure. I am sure it is rough to be a county employee who has to clean what they can, but I would think it is part of the job. I hope and pray county officials will not let this happen
    Mary Vittitow

  • News versus the machine

    This column is brought to you by robots. Or soon, it could be.
    As Terminator-esque as that sounds, removing humans from the news making process isn’t science fiction.
    It is reality.  
    A start-up company called Narrative Science allows companies grappling with staff layoffs to employ computer software, as opposed to a staff writer, to format statistics and scores and even create their own angles for an article.  

  • Still want to spread Hurley around, doc?

    Column as I see ’em …
    While writing a news story this week about the financial foolishness that has been uncovered by the new interim health director, I couldn’t help but recall what our old buddy Dr. Steve Davis said about the previous health director.
    You remember Davis, right? He’s the interim state health director (God and Gov. Beshear know why, but I certainly don’t) who has some sort of man-crush on former Anderson County health director Brandon Hurley.

  • ‘Guys and Dolls’ deserve plenty of support

    To the editor:
    I want to extend an invitation to everyone in Anderson County and beyond to come to something that is beyond the sports at the high school. There is something else evolving among our young people, and we have many talents emerging from our drama and choir department at the high school.

  • Thanks for helping family cope with cancer

    To the editor:
    My family and I would like to thank everyone for everything they did for our family when our 2-year-old daughter, Ryleigh McKinney, was fighting cancer.
    When we found out in May that she had stage 4 liver cancer, our world was crushed. Our community came together with prayers, thoughts, kind words, support, food, and money.
    You name it and everyone was ready to help.
    Many people have done something to help us get through this tough time, so we figured this would be the best way to thank as many people as possible.

  • Stop dumping on Wildcat Road

    To the editor:
    It’s been a tough winter on Wildcat Road.
    The blizzard of 2012 didn’t come in the form of ice and snow this year, instead it came in the form of trash.
    The paved part of Wildcat gets its share of beer bottles, fast food wrappers and aluminum cans. Once the pavement turns to gravel, the littering turns to dumping.  Construction debris, furniture, electronics, tires, car parts, landscaping leftovers, even a hot tub have all turned up this winter.

  • Stay classy, not trashy

    I met Anderson County on Wildcat Road.
    My father’s GPS decided to take us by this road less traveled by, and I won’t say that it made all the difference in choosing to move to Kentucky, but it was definitely my first glimpse at my new home.
    That bumpy gravel road didn’t offer a smooth, comfortable ride.
    It offered a lush jungle of green forests and gurgling creeks, a sore sight for eyes overloaded with endless fields of cows and corn.