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Today's Opinions

  • Will hemp be the new ethanol?

    Ingenuity is important in today’s economy, especially in agriculture.
    But harvesting hemp?
    That’s a new one.
    In 2011, I would have thought we’d replace cotton and polyester with more futuristic materials.
    Like recycled seat covers from our flying hover cars.
    Rather, we’re looking back to renew modern agriculture, with a species of plant that doesn’t come without high expectations and mixed connotations.

  • Tony Soprano would love a racket like this

    Want the real news that surfaced from last Thursday night’s health board meeting?
    No, it isn’t that the director got over and kept his job, albeit on a part-time basis.
    Instead, it’s that despite all the bluster the judge-executive who wanted him fired could muster, the board doesn’t have the ability to fire the director.
    Oh, it can vote to fire him but that becomes reality only if the decision isn’t vetoed by the state health board, re: Dr. Steve Davis, its acting director.

  • Like time, snowflakes will soon fly by

    It’s the little things that count, you know.
    The delightful giggle of an innocent child, the playful antics of a puppy or a simple compliment from a friend are all examples of little things. Little things make you laugh, smile and generally feel better.
    It’s the minutes that make the hours and the hours that make the days, that combine to make the ‘Oh my gosh, it’s November!” moment.

  • Remember guidelines when going out to vote

    With less than a week before Election Day, I thought I would address some key issues that will help the process run smoother.
    Many voters don’t know which precinct they live in. There are several ways to find out. You may call our office at 839-3041 or you may go to the state Board of Elections website at www.elect.ky.gov. You will then be able to see which precinct you are in and where you go to vote. A map of each precinct in Anderson County can be viewed on our website at http://andersoncountyclerk.ky.gov.  

  • Mandatory trash will harm seniors

    To the editor:
    Just some tidbits for you to chew on about the mandatory trash collection:
    1. I am sure some people in the county still have cisterns, so therefore no water bill.
    2. Not condoning it, but some seniors with a tiny bag of trash put theirs together and split the trash bill. This will be a hardship for those limited income seniors.
    3. It doesn’t seem fair that little Ms. Senior should pay as much for a tiny little bag of trash as Joe Public with the six kids who has eight bags or so a week.
    Just sayin’.

  • Working hard to help disabled voters

    To the editor:
    People with disabilities have the right, like other registered voters, to cast their ballots at polling places that are accessible to them.
    This includes, but is not limited to, people physically accessing their polling places in order to vote independently and privately.

  • Better traffic control needed on Halloween

    To the editor:
    I live in Thoroughbred Estates and this year on Halloween cars were parked on both sides near the entrance.
    It was very hard to see around the cars and was hard to get by other cars coming the opposite way. I know Halloween is a fun time, but this is extremely dangerous. It puts kids in danger, too.
    Andrea Hatcher
    Lawrenceburg
     

  • Getting rid of health director is the answer

    To the editor:
    As everyone now knows there are not enough funds to pay for the new health department building without raising taxes, which is unacceptable at this time and in the future.
    When the building went out for bids, it was not stipulated that the subcontracting be done locally. This should have been considered by health director Brandon Hurley, but he consulted with no one over the possibility of using local businesses.