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Today's Opinions

  • Re-enactment entertained, educated

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank those involved in the resent Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Dog Walk.
    Based on attendance, this event was a tremendous success. The information provided from the living history was both educational and entertaining.
    Guests were presented with previously unknown history of Anderson County.
    Future events of this nature would be beneficial for Anderson County for educational and economical value.
    Jim Sayre
    Lawrenceburg
     

  • Please return prescription sunglasses

    To the editor:
    This letter is a plea to the person who found a pair of prescription sunglasses in the restroom at Goodwill on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    They belong to a great-grandmother who cannot afford to replace them.
    They were purchased two weeks ago and are really necessary.
    As you can tell they have bifocal lenses and extra-dark tinting because of an eye condition.
    Please return them to the Goodwill store, or drop them in the mailbox at 1013 Bradley Drive.
    It will be greatly appreciated.
    Shirley May
    Lawrenceburg

  • Why no furlough for city employees?

    To the editor:
    I am a state employee. We have taken furloughs to help with the budget crisis and the recession.
    I am just wondering why can’t our city officials do the same? I know this can’t be possible with law enforcement but why not with other non-emergency staff?
    With no raises given, gas prices on the rise and cost of living increases, the residents of Lawrenceburg can’t afford any more tax increases.
    We need to put this pressure on our city officials.

    Sonia Spencer

    Lawrenceburg
     

  • Consider the cockroach

    The view from an airplane window made it possible to dream of living in a cloud.
    On Sunday, I found out what living in a cloud was like. I never want to know again.
    The equation is simple. Autumn mornings plus the mixing of cool and warm air over the Kentucky River equals a Tyrone Pike bridge enveloped in a fog so thick you could scoop it into cupped hands.

  • Student fees leave parents steaming

    Column as I see ’em …
    While many folks had visions of steaming pots of burgoo dancing in their heads this past week, others were just steaming over what they consider incessant fees some students are forced to pay to receive their “free” government education.
    I’ve had several complaint calls and visits during the past week or so from parents fuming over high school students having to pay $10 to park their cars and the $50 “student fee,” both hidden taxes disguised as something else.

  • Summer’s end brings fall, winter chores

    Well, summer is officially over. It certainly was a wild season.
    This summer was even hotter and dryer than the last. Many crops suffered, but the landscape as a whole, suffered as well. If we get any big storms, be it snow or ice, they’ll be even more limbs and trees down than usual.

  • The difference between sugar, honey

    Is honey better for you than sugar?
    Neither is considered healthy as both are sweets with no significant health benefit.
    Neither is going to harm you in the sense that one is toxic or poisonous to you while the other is not.
    Both honey and granulated sugar are occasional use foods.
    Sweeteners are found in many foods, including some that you might not suspect such as spaghetti sauce.
    The most reliable source of the nutritive value of food is USDA Home and Garden Bulletin- The Nutritive Value of Food. You can find it on-line.

  • Conway ‘misguided’ as cops play tax collector

    To the editor:
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s insistence on lowering the speed limit on Versailles Road is misguided.
    The recent accidents there were not caused by speed. They were caused by human error and/or carelessness.
    People drive what they feel is a safe and reasonable speed regardless of the speed limit, and lowering  already artificially low limits only creates another speed trap for police to use to create revenue.
    People are not going to slow down, but they can be made to drive more safely.