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Today's Opinions

  • A fresh start for New Year’s resolutions

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the Extension Service is launching an online Health and Wealth Challenge called “Ft. Harrod KY Health & Wealth Challenge 2013.”
    This free eight-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Monday, Feb. 18 through Monday, April 15. 

  • Hoping atheist Riley will one day be ‘brother in Christ’

    To the editor:
    This in regard to Yossarian Riley, the atheist who wrote a letter to the editor in last week’s paper.
    The atheist has written long-winded retorts expressing himself with engaging words, that are strongly opinionated, and in total opposition of a true and living God.

  • The right way to handle problem

    Column as I see ’em …
    The school district’s recent efforts to make sure children are safe paid off early Monday morning in more ways than one.
    When a man allegedly made numerous threats against a female student, the high school and an elementary school, district officials and law enforcement acted smartly and quickly by ensuring that the schools weren’t only safe, but that the public was kept informed.
    First they made sure the person who allegedly made those threats was investigated, charged and put in jail.

  • 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.