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Today's Opinions

  • Wants trump needs with proposed swimming facility

    Your home needs a new roof, but you want a new fishing boat.
    Your car needs new tires, but you want the latest pair of designer shoes.
    Your child needs braces to straighten her crooked front teeth, but you want to continue buying that six-pack of Bud every night — the cumulative effect of which would cover monthly payments on the braces.
    And so it goes, mankind’s eternal struggle between eating ice cream or broccoli.

  • Lawrenceburg home to Derby winner?

    Was the Montrose farm named after Montrose, the Kentucky Derby-winning horse?
    Could be coincidence.
    Could be that the Labold brothers — Alexander and Ike Labold of Cincinnati, Ohio — bred and trained the 1887 Derby champion thoroughbred right here in Anderson County.
    Or not.
    That’s where you, the reader, come in.
    I’m no equine Sherlock Holmes. Although I’ve devoured pretty much every Agatha Christie mystery ever written, my mouth falls open dumbstruck every time the killer was revealed on the page.  

  • Obey meeting rules or move along

    Last week’s illegal meeting of a health board committee, however brief, reeks of an attempt to avoid obeying state statutes that govern open meetings.
    Those involved can contend that’s not true, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
    First, the director told this newspaper point blank nearly a month ago that it would not be allowed to attend meetings of this committee.

  • Let’s unite in prayer May 2

    To the editor:
    Christians of Anderson County,
    Evil is present in our nation. Just watch the evening news … murders, robberies and terrorism.
    Last year on May 3, Christians all across our nation gathered to pray for God to forgive us and to intercede on behalf of people in our nation.
    Then in our nation:
    On July 20, 2012, evil came to Aurora, Colo. Twelve were killed in a movie theater and 58 were injured.

  • Setting record straight on Kentucky Blood Center

    To the editor:
    I would like to respond to your April 17 column about blood donation in Anderson County.
    While we applaud your support and encouragement of blood donation, we want to make sure you have all the facts and understand the important role Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) plays in the healthcare of our community.
    Since 1998, my wife and I have coordinated the Anderson County Community Blood Drive at First Baptist Church with KBC. This blood drive has provided a convenient opportunity for Anderson County citizens to donate blood.

  • Tuggers tired of fiscal court’s accusations, half stories

    To the editor:
    For 10 years I have been coordinating Truck Tug of Wars at the Anderson County Community Park with the Kentucky Truck Tuggers.  In those 10 years, I am proud to say that our events have helped a lot of people and organizations.
    We have tugged for the David and Christopher Cole playground fund (at the park). We have tugged for individuals and families in our community who were suffering from major illnesses or deaths – Brianna Borwig, Ryleigh McKinney, Cody Ramsey.

  • The 2 million card man

    When the Commons 4 Kids charity delivers its second million baseball cards this year, Jerry Milburn knows exactly which baseball card he’ll choose to mark the occasion.
    A 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey, Jr., rookie card.
    The baseball card that sparked decades of collecting.
    The good-luck charm Milburn’s mother brought to Bingo nights.
    The card that inspired the beginnings of Milburn’s trading card charity, Commons 4 Kids.

  • Anderson County owes Todd big debt of gratitude

    Very quietly and without a hint of self-aggrandizement, Harold Todd has become one of the best taxpayer advocates Anderson County has ever seen.
    If that name sounds familiar, it should. A reserved, fairly quiet man who has spent his life crunching numbers as a CPA for the state and establishing a network of rental homes, Todd rose to prominence a couple of years ago when he was tapped by former Judge-Executive Steve Conway to serve on the local board of health in what appeared to be a last-ditch effort to keep it solvent.