Today's Opinions

  • Banning fake pot, bath salts isn’t answer

    To the editor:
    Does every level of government just need to create more laws year after year in order to “fix” what we deem is wrong with society?
    Do elected officials wake in the morning thinking we can solve our problems with more regulations, more government, or maybe even a historical district?
    Did you ever stop and think for a moment that we as individuals are free to make choices that can have positive and negative effects on our lives?

  • City wise to create travel policy

    “It’s the way we’ve always done it.”
    If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that response — well, I’d have a lot of nickels.
    I don’t want to make a mountain out of a seemingly insignificant city government oversight.  
    But frankly, I’m surprised city officials thought using the “honor system” in relation to reimbursing its employees was an effective and realistic tradition to uphold.

  • Will 2012 be better? Only time will tell

    Column as I see ’em …
    Agree or disagree with the order in which they appear, or if they should have been on the list at all, the stories that comprise this year’s top 10 certainly show that Anderson County had its share of ups and downs in 2011.

  • Dairy Cheer employees say thanks

    To the editor:
    We would like to thank the citizens of Lawrenceburg for their outpouring of support.
    Thirty people now have a little hope and restored faith during this time.
    We love this town and the way it comes together whenever one of its own is in need.
    Lawrenceburg has a special breed of people. We may love, fight and bicker with one another, but when something happens to someone in our town the message is clear: Don’t mess with Lawrenceburg.

  • Were gardening gadgets under your tree?

    Well, it’s here, the end of the year. There were moments when it seemed like it would never get here. Then time would speed up and we couldn’t believe it was December.
    Life is time. Some days it’s a slow stroll, others it’s a sprint. But it’s always a marathon filled with memories along the way.

  • New year brings new worries

    I work hard at developing wrinkles and gray hair.
    It’s a by-product of my favorite hobby — worrying.
    With a tumultuous year coming to a close and (if we can rely on the accuracy of the Mayan calendar) perhaps the world as we know it in 2012, there’s a lot to bite our nails over.
    Should the world end in either fire or ice in 2012, I can at least check off a few 2011 happenings here at home and around the world from my worrywart agenda.

    Life after Oprah

  • More jobs, less taxes and ban on fake pot

    Wish in one hand, spit in the other because in the end it generally amounts to the same thing.
    I shall nevertheless toss out some some wishes for the new year, minus all the “whirled peas” pablum that generally makes these kind of columns remarkably boring.
    Instead, I’ll focus on things that could actually happen here.

    Economic growth in Anderson County
    Nothing will fix our area’s immediate economic concerns better than companies already here growing and hiring more people.

  • Hoping almanac gets rest of winter wrong, too

    Well, this sure has been some weird weather.
    The library’s alliums are sprouting like it’s spring. I’m just thankful that all this precipitation has been in the form of rain and not snow.
    I guess that’s a good way to end the fall.
    Winter officially arrives tomorrow with the longest night. From then on, the sun will rise earlier each day and we’ll begin the slow roll back to spring.
    We’ll just get a little flakey between now and then.