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Today's Opinions

  • Running for city council? Here’s your platform

    Raise your hand if your pay is automatically increased each year based on the consumer price index.
    Don’t feel bad if you didn’t because few if any businesses or government agencies would even consider awarding pay raises based solely on the cost of living going up.
    Among those few is the Lawrenceburg City Council and its mayor. That bunch has been giving itself pay increases for the past six years not based on the job they have done, but instead on the cost of living. That’s it, nothing more.

  • Eating smart this summer will help control your diabetes

    Summer is just around the corner, and it seems as if everyone is thinking about getting in shape, hitting the pool or beach and buying those sandals and sunglasses.  Just remember, with all those summer barbeques and family reunions coming up, you have to keep your eating habits in shape, too.
    Making healthy food choices, even while on vacation, is a key step to staying healthy, feeling better and most importantly keeping your diabetes in control.

  • Extension offers information for weather-watchers, too

    I work with weather watchers. Farmers need to watch the weather to produce good outcomes for crops and protect livestock under certain conditions. Decisions in agriculture are based on many factors including the weather, genetics, and economics.

  • Looking for life in weekly obituaries

    I love reading obituaries.
    Not because I am happy to learn that someone died.
    But because it’s an entire epic novel squeezed into miniature, tracing life from birth to death.
    It’s Homer’s Odyssey compressed down to the time it takes to read a haiku.
    Is this morbid fascination? I don’t think so.
    For one instant, in a few, compact lines, we learn that someone’s ordinary life wasn’t so ordinary.
    Read between the lines.
    We have more in common with the dead than you’d think.

  • Leaders should follow the rules, too

    To the editor:
    When some business tenants of mine were forced to obtain a conditional use permit, they pointed out that one of our county officials, Jason Denny, doesn’t have one for his own home-based business.
    Denny, our county clerk and a former magistrate, has operated his lawn care business for years from his home. It seems to me that it would be virtually impossible for him not to know he needed a permit to operate a business from his home.

  • CASA thanks volunteers

    To the editor:
    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) organized a Stop Child Abuse fund raising event April 7 by having
    CASA volunteers, and some other very special volunteers, collect money at various intersections in the city.  

  • Truck pulls benefit community

    To the editor:
    In response to the article in last week’s paper regarding the truck pull event sponsored by Eddie Carey, as a Lawrenceburg resident and a participant of the truck pull, we voice our support for the event.
    We’d be disappointed to see Lawrenceburg lose this event to a surrounding county. Folks are losing sight of what this event does for the community.

  • This tree hugger now has six new trees

    I have trees in my kitchen. Yes, I know it’s not what you’d expect to find, even on a farm, but the mower can’t get to them inside.
    Since Earth Day, I’ve acquired six new trees, and they’re all babies. You knew I was a tree hugger, right?
    They’ll go into the ground just as soon as I decide where they’ll be happy. I will also put a little mulch and wire around them, to ensure that I don’t drive over them with the mower.