Today's Opinions

  • Conway owes explanation

    Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and submitted here for publication.
    To the editor:
    I was totally shocked and terribly disappointed upon reading the Dec. 11 Anderson News article that you have arbitrarily tabled unification efforts to merge our local governments; particularly in view of the apparent good faith votes of the city council and fiscal court on Aug. 16 to adopt ordinances creating a unification review commission.

  • Conway, Ruggles ‘keeping them honest’

    To the editor:
    Recently, I have seen two government officials doing what they were elected to do.
    County Judge-Executive Conway and Magistrate David Ruggles have both been very vocal concerning what they perceived as government waste.
    I am not writing this letter to endorse their views, but only to endorse their watch-dog attitude. I truly believe that these two gentlemen understand how our economy works: lower taxes and fees, keep an eye on unnecessary or wasteful government, and you will empower the citizens of this county to spend money.

  • Answering unanswered historic district questions

    Usually, I ask the questions.
    This time, however, I thought I’d attempt to answer objectively some of the questions that came up during the historic district commission public hearing Dec. 6.
    After speaking with members of the commission, as well as with representatives from the Bardstown historic district and the Kentucky Heritage Council, these are the answers I received:

    Q: Who is included?

  • For some, stress trumps Christ during Christmas

    Column as I see ’em …
    Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist once told the sob-sister mobster that Christmas, for some, is more aptly named “Stress-mas.”
    His shrink was apparently correct because it appears people will do nearly anything to make sure they have presents under the tree.
    Check out this week’s front page story about a lady who searched all summer to find just the right baby Jesus doll for the manger in her front yard only to have it stolen.

  • Obsession with consumption gives food for thought

    We were eating pizza — thin crust, perfectly crisp, topped with ooey gooey decadent cheesy goodness that was just the right degree of meltiness.
    As our eyes rolled back in our heads in pizza ecstasy, my friend Tara said she had recently read that the sign of a culture in decline is its glorification of its cuisine and deification of its chefs.

  • Can’t save them all, but walking dogs is a start

    If the idea of walking dogs appeals to you, but you are not interested in dealing with hassles such as obtaining licenses or procuring clients, volunteering to walk dogs for your local Humane Society can be a perfect opportunity to express your love and compassion for animals.
    Offering your services makes a positive impact on your community and a huge difference in the lives of many homeless dogs.

  • Fat bunnies, foggy August mean rough winter

    Happy December, everyone.
    Let the race begin. You now have 18 days before Christmas. Winter will officially arrive on the 22nd of this month and before you get too concerned, we normally only have a little snow by then.
    Sinc, we’re nearing the end of the year, I thought we should take a short stroll down memory lane.
    Last December, we had had only 1.6 inches of snow by Christmas, but it made for a white one. By the end of January we had another 1.26 inches fall. It was the month of February that got us.

  • Report abuse to protect children, elderly

    To the editor:
    During these turbulent times we are hearing daily of mistreatment of our children and the elderly.
    People, wake up! We are all responsible for our most vulnerable, not just social workers, school nurses, teachers, police and other law enforcement.
    We, as family and friends, neighbors, co-workers or even fellow shoppers have a responsibility to report and follow up on unusual and questionable situations concerning our children and aging citizens.