Today's Opinions

  • Now’s the time to start planting tomato seeds

    There are only five more Mondays until spring.
    I have to say that I have loved this winter. I haven’t had to walk up the drive even once.
    Last winter I walked for almost a month. Sure, it got me in shape and offered plenty of beautiful night skies, but slipping and sliding while carrying groceries or dog food, was not my idea of a good time.
    We should be done with the snow, if the August fog predictor is accurate. The number of foggy mornings predicted the number of snows accurately last year, so I’m hopeful.

  • Coke and Red Bull? Not with my money

    Column as I see ’em …
    I was already in a sour mood when I stopped to fill my gas tank Friday night.
    I had just reviewed my year-end tax documents and was doing a slow burn over how much money was confiscated from my family so it could be squandered by politicians bottom fishing for votes.
    My burn grew a little hotter as the meter on the gas pump charged toward $60, so I shut it off and figured a chat with the jovial cashier inside might put me in a better mood before I went home.

  • Daughter thankful for article on mother

    To the editor:
    Thank you for choosing to write the facts of our precious mother’s body being [allegedly] damaged by the staff of Sunset Memorial Gardens.
    That body belonged to Katherine Galbraith, a woman who had lived through the Depression, World War II, the death of her child and the suicide of her husband.
    She was much loved by her daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niece and countless others she adopted along the way of her life.

  • For the love of country life

    Last Saturday morning, I spent three hours watching two men trap for beavers off the banks of the Kentucky River.
    Never thought I’d write that sentence.
    I also never imagined that I’d eat barbecued squirrel. Or taste test burgoo. Or finally learn how not to panic while driving on narrow country roads in western Anderson County.
    I may be a day late in celebrating Valentine’s Day, but I figured it’s never too late to confess a secret love: my unabashed admiration for country life.  

  • Bustin, Cornish, Lee, Hoskins, Smallwood owe apology tonight

    We’ll hear plenty when the Anderson County Health Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6.
    We’ll hear which health department employee has lost his or her job.
    We’ll hear which employees will be reduced to part time.
    We’ll hear how many furlough days employees will be forced to endure.
    But if history is any indicator, what we won’t hear is an apology from those responsible for inflicting this hardship on these employees and their families.

  • Shocking realities of prescription abuse drives summit to fight

    By Tara Kaprowy
    Kentucky Health News
    Prescription drug abuse has become so prevalent in parts of Kentucky, people are buying Mason jars of clean urine at flea markets and under the table at tobacco stores so they can pass drug tests.
    Almost two-thirds of Kentuckians have used prescription drugs for non-prescription reasons, 30 percentage points higher than the rest of the country.

  • In marriage, love makes the difference

    A couple of years ago, some friends of mine reported this experience on Valentine’s Day.
    The husband forgot to make dinner reservations. The couple tried several nice restaurants but found that they were booked. Then they went to a family restaurant of a national chain. They enjoyed their dinner, had fun talking, laughing about experiences they had and celebrated being together for 23 years.  

  • Phrases to help promote a happier life

    To the editor:
    Life isn’t fair, so don’t expect it to be.
    Life is filled with good and bad, and you will get your share of both.
    Victory is easy. Disappointments will teach  us more than joys.
    There is a silver lining to every dark cloud. Destructive times in life are like concrete blocks. You have the power to let go. It is up to you.