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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Show me the statute

    We’ve come to a sad pass when unelected bureaucrats in Frankfort can mislead us in order to protect their little fiefdoms.
    That government officials would make misleading statements (OK, lies) should not come as a shock. The interchangeable cast of characters in D.C. does so with regularity, including that costs would go down if the government “fixed” health care. If you don’t work for local government and pay for your own health insurance, please raise your hand if your premiums were reduced this year.
    Didn’t think so.

  • COLUMN: Stuck between ice and more ice

    There are times in life when it is OK, or even preferred, to want to be the center of attention. The day you are born, your wedding day, or maybe a high school or college graduation, for instance.
    Friday, however, was not one of those days for me, but I stole the spotlight for a few minutes anyway.
    Anyone who has ever visited our office or driven by it on US 127 knows we have quite a hill to climb to work each morning.

  • COLUMN: 2010 is shaping up snowier than 1989

    By Shawn Crowe

  • COLUMN: Trusty tricks to battle winter’s worst

    Well, we had a little weather. I’m still hiking up the hill. When the ice man cometh, he brings all kinds of challenges.
    Shoveling an 800-foot drive by hand is not my idea of a swell time, but it does give you lots of time to think and appreciate nature. After all, it’s just a little water, and look at all the mayhem it caused.

  • COLUMN: Gift cards, donations will help animals

    This holiday season, please remember the homeless dogs and cats at the animal shelter.
    While most of us are spending time with our families, these animals have no family, and no home, to call their own. Here are some ways you can help this holiday season:
    Most pets that arrive at shelters and rescues are frightened in their new surroundings.
    And sadly, many are forced to sit and sleep on hard cement floors that are hot in the summer and cold in the winter, since shelters and rescues don’t normally have the budget to supply soft bedding.

  • LETTER: Thankful for fire, sheriff’s departments

    To the editor:
    My family and I feel compelled to offer our heartfelt gratitude to some very special folks who quietly and professionally do wonderful work for us every day here in Anderson County.
    Like many, I’ve probably taken our county fire department and sheriff’s office for granted way too much during the eight-plus years I’ve lived in this community, but no longer.
    Thankfully most of us don’t have to deal with these public servants on a regular basis, and that is perhaps largely in part because they do their jobs well.

  • LETTER: God bless firefighters, police and EMT’s

    To the editor:
    As local residents we are truly blessed to have well-trained, dedicated volunteers in our community.
    During a house fire at my home last month, Chief Mike Barnes and his crew of volunteers responded immediately and limited the fire and damage to only one section of the house.
    Let’s also remember our local EMT’s, law enforcement and others who are providing services. May God bless each and every one of them.
    Louise Andrews
    Lawrenceburg

  • LETTER: Stealing from child’s gravesite is just wrong

    To the editor:
    I have never written a letter to the editor, but I need to let everyone who have has lost a loved one that my heart goes out to you.
    If they are at rest here in Lawrenceburg Cemetery, then I urge to go and check your loved one’s grave.
    My husband and I were at our son’s grave a few days ago and we noticed that he had some things missing. His nightlights were missing, as was another item from his headstone.
    I also have a friend who lost her daughter, and she was missing some items from her stone.