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Today's Opinions

  • Main Street disappointing for tourists

    To the editor:
    A couple of weeks ago my husband and I had the pleasure of taking a 10-day vacation to Kentucky and Tennessee. We had a great time, by the way, and truly enjoyed seeing your part of the USA.
    As many tourists do, one of our stops was a tour of Wild Turkey. Since we had some time to spend before our tour, we drove to Lawrenceburg for lunch [on Main Street]. We were very impressed with the food, the decor and the owners. I even recommended it to some other tourists.

  • Public officials more skilled at hiding than transparency

    Don’t ask me to make you look good.
    That question has fallen from the mouths of many well-meaning public officials and municipal employees I’ve interacted with since coming to work and report in Lawrenceburg.  
    Unfortunately for them, making public officials look good is not in my job description.
    Not that making them look bad is. But I suppose in certain circles, that’s debatable.
    I sit with a notebook in a public room as the representatives of our city and county speak. Simple as that.

  • Bad advice on how to cast your vote

    Column as I see ’em …
    If Anderson County wants to get its fair share of state funds, it needs to elect the candidate whose party controls the House.
    That’s not my logic or recommendation; vote for whichever candidate you want. But it is something I’ve been told by a number of politically connected folks around here while discussing the race between incumbent Republican Kim King and challenger Kent Stevens, a Democrat.

  • Learn the pros and cons of ATV safety

    ATV safety was the subject of my display at General Cable’s Health and Safety program a few weeks ago.
    I’m concerned about improper use and deaths associated with ATV’s. In 2004 one of my daughter’s friends was killed in an ATV accident in Grayson County. He was not riding safely and he was not wearing any protective equipment.

  • Are schools starving hungry students?

    Kids’ stomachs are grumbling, and so are critics of the new national nutritional standards for school lunch.
    Although the new guidelines for healthier meals have been officially in place through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 since the beginning of the school year, criticism flared anew last month about the new caloric limits for lunches.
    High school students from Kansas complained about their apparent hunger through a medium sure to spread their message virally — YouTube.

  • Fruit trees need winterizing to ensure future harvest

    As we fall through the days of October, I’m already thinking of warmer weather. Thankfully, St. Luke’s Little Summer is coming up next week and I’m hopeful for more sunshine than frost. The other Indian Summer will occur between Nov. 11 and the 20th. I’ll take all the warmth that I can get. I still have lots of outdoor chores to do.

  • Check the facts before voting

    To the editor:
    It is a fact that you cannot run a household or a business or government without a budget. It is a fact that if you do not, you will be either broke, bankrupt or out of business.
    What would you do if you had shares in a company and the boss or the president of that company said I am not going to change my way of running this business and continue to spend money without regard to the consequences of going broke.

  • Vote for Johnson-Gray ticket this November

    To the editor:
    My choice for president/vice president in 2012 will be Governor Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray.
    To many they may be a “third party choice,” a vote for or against the Democrat incumbents or the Republican challengers or even a wasted vote. To me, Gov. Johnson and Judge Gray are, simply, the best team for the job.
    Gov. Johnson’s plan for our nation’s debt is brutal but necessary. Massive federal spending cuts now. Submit a balanced budget now.