Today's Opinions

  • Downs’ coverage provides help for couple in need

    To the editor:
    A big thank you goes to News Editor Meaghan Downs of The Anderson News for her coverage of an unfortunate situation for the elderly couple in our county who were in need of assistance in getting their electricity turned on.
    The couple contacted our county’s charity group, Helping Hands--Heart of Community (HHHC), for possible assistance due to word of mouth from one of their neighbors.
    We are thankful that word of our group’s charitable work is getting around the county so we can help as many people in need as possible.

  • Poem speaks volumes about hearing loss

    To the editor:
    Loss of hearing is a big problem, but it is exacerbated when friends and family do not know how to deal with it.
    I was one who didn’t understand how important these tips are until I read this poem, written by Roy Bain in 1996, and related it to my own severe loss of hearing.
    Hopefully, sharing this with the community will encourage others to share it, too.
    When at first our hearing begins to fade, though the signs are foretelling, we may choose to evade.

  • Mission Yard Sales ends Saturday

    To the editor:
    Sovereign Grace Church would like to thank the kind people of Anderson County for donating to our Missions Yard Sale this summer.
    With your help we have raised over $20,000 that will go to the spread of the gospel around the world. This money will help to send out mission teams, translate the Bible for people groups who do not have the Bible in their language, and support missionaries on the field.

  • New recycling system inconvenient

    To the editor:
    I visited the new recycling bin at Walmart today and saw that I would have to take my unsorted recycling from bin to bin and sort it at the site in the hot sun. Plus, I couldn’t reach the bin doors to open them.
    I brought it all home and put it in the regular trash.
    Will people who didn’t recycle when it was picked up at their house now get excited about recycling and schlep it to one of the centers?

  • Take appropriate precautions this summer when heat is on

    The heat is on! No, I’m not referring to the recent NBA championship of the Miami Heat basketball team, but rather the high heat index across Kentucky this summer.
    The recent heat wave accompanied by high humidity has created a dangerous environment in Central Kentucky and in Anderson County. At least one heat related death has already been reported in the state this year.

  • Bankruptcy, poor health and life without electricity

    Let’s call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
    They live in Anderson County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith may be your neighbors.
    Mr. Smith will be 65 in August.
    Mrs. Smith is 62.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith don’t want to be identified by their real names because of you, their neighbors.
    “We don’t want to be looked down on,” Mrs. Smith told me last week.
    Don’t want to appear like they’re looking for a free handout, they said.

  • Gardening offers control of nutrition

    Life on the farm is filled with antics and anecdotes and all I have to do is watch.
    Well, I do occasionally stand in as a humane scratching post for Zeus, the newest member of the family. At 95 pounds, he is a mountain of muscle with a profound preference for butt rubbing.
    Spanky is half his weight, but pure muscle as well.
    To watch those two go racing down the hill to chase some critter, be it rabbit, bird or butterfly, is a spectacle all its own. It’s like watching greyhounds race.

  • Saudi prince doesn’t like fracking, either

    There will be plenty of dire predictions and scary scenarios on tap when the fiscal court hosts a meeting Tuesday to allow residents to share their views about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Extension office in the county park.