Today's Opinions

  • Public officials have duty to represent

    To the editor:
    Two years ago, my husband turned 65 and registered for Medicare. In November of the same year, he had hip surgery.
    After the surgery, we received a $61,000 doctors’ bill. After contacting Medicare, I found they had made a mistake on the effective date. After weeks of pleading with Social Security to correct the error, I turned to our congressmen and senators.

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  • Staying strong while parting with her first pony

    Editor’s note: Carson Tarter is a freshman at Anderson County High School in Melanie Valdivieso’s composition class. Her personal narrative assignment appears here with her permission.

    For the past three years my whole life has revolved around riding and taking care of my first pony, Luke.
    I never dreamed that I’d have to sell my best friend.

  • Diabetic? Be ready in case of disaster

    There are some general health tips that you should remember during a disaster. These are very important in the proper care and management of your diabetes.
    Communication plan
    · Identify family meeting places within and outside the neighborhood. Include escape routes (two ways out of every room in your house).

  • Battle of Perryville steeped with historical importance

    Oct. 8 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville, which ultimately led to who would control Kentucky during the Civil War.
    Kentucky, a border state, was very important to both the Union and Confederate forces. The Union victory ultimately helped persuade President Abraham Lincoln to issue his Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Winter is coming, so be prepared

    Wow, burgoo is over and October is here.
    What happened to September? I swear time speeds up the closer we get to winter.
    The 30 days each had  24 hours, but they just seemed to go by in a fraction of the time. While I’m not behind on my winter prep schedule, I do feel a certain urgency pushing me to get even more done. All because I don’t like cold, yucky weather.

  • Medical clinic thankful for support

    To the editor:
    The Anderson County Community Clinic and its fundraising committee thanks those who helped to make our fundraiser, 2012 Grill Master Grill Off on Sept. 22, a success. The event, held at the county park, raised $808 with donations still coming in to help with operation and maintenance of the clinic.

  • 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