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Today's Opinions

  • Act now to save rainforests

    To the editor:
    I want to save rainforests. We need rainforests because the plants of the rainforests generate much of the earth’s oxygen.
    One easy way to save the rainforests is to buy foods that are grown in a sustainable way, like bananas or coffee.
    I hope I now have convinced the citizens of Anderson County to save the rainforests.
    Morgan Reynolds, a concerned child
    Lawrenceburg

  • Bugged over historic district, guns and speeders

    To the editor:
    There are currently three bees in my bonnet.
    First there is the proposed historic district. We have a committee that wants to implement what it thinks is best for the community. Never mind that the properties in question are owned by individuals who paid for those properties, carry insurance and pay taxes on them.
    Yet this committee wants to control and restrict the appearance of these private properties (homes and businesses).

  • Keeping resolutions under oath

    I tell people I never make new year resolutions.
    I lie.
    Which is, funny enough, the first rule of forming resolutions.
    My flimsy covenants should not be considered resolutions.
    They’re promises taped together only by mental commitment. Resolutions upheld by the most fragile glue imaginable.
    Maybe, to pin some permanence on resolutions, I’ll eventually learn to write them down. Trap them on paper where they can’t be lost.

  • Float beds useful for more than tobacco

    I just watched a sunrise give way to waves of clouds in the west. When I say waves, I truly mean it, like a child’s drawing.
    The sky was layered from the ground up, starting with a band of light blue, which flowed into the dark and topped with white cap waves. The wind had it moving like the tide coming in on an ocean. Just another beautiful portrait by Mother Nature.

  • Don’t let stereotypes make you feel old

    How old do you want to be? When children or teens are asked that question, they usually want to be older than they are, maybe 12, 16, 18 or 21.
    The answer varies depending on their current age. But how old do you want to be?
    I’m planning on a healthy 100. It’s in my genes. I come from strong German ancestors who lived a long time: 104, 102 and 99 + 11 months. My aunt almost made it to 100.

  • ‘Gun sense’ needs more than ‘fundagelicals,’ ‘insurrectionists’

    To the editor:
    In his book “Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of global Power,” Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor for President John F. Kennedy, writes: “In its very early phases, political awakening tends to be most impatient and prone to violence. Its passion is fueled by a deep sense of historically aggrieved self-righteousness. In addition, early political awakening is characterized by a focus on national, ethnic, and religious identity … ”

  • Take sheriff’s advice to protect children

    Column as I see ’em …
    There are two reasons Troy Young will be the sheriff of Anderson County for as long as he chooses to continue serving: temperament and common sense.
    Sheriffs across the United States, including one in Kentucky, have made national headlines over the past several weeks as the country and its politicians wrestle over proposed gun control legislation.
    From those sheriffs Americans have heard plenty of 2nd Amendment bravado about how they would refuse to enforce any gun laws they considered breaches of the Constitution.

  • If you live in historic district, can you paint the town red? Purple?

    A year has passed since the first public hearing, and Anderson County residents — namely the Planning and Zoning Board — are still not quite sure about moving forward with an historic district in downtown Lawrenceburg.
    To be sure, the establishment of a historic district should not be taken lightly.
    I think it’s fair to say no one wants downtown Lawrenceburg to fall apart.
    The more cynical of us may say it’s doing a good job of falling apart already.