Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Bearcats are proven heroes, winners

    To the editor:
    As I watched the 5A championship game online and watched the Bearcats fight for every yard, the amazing thing was that through out the entire game the announcers commended Anderson County for their attitude.
    At half time, they reminded the watchers and listeners that Anderson would not give up; that Coach Mark Peach would come out with a game plan; that the players  
    reflected their coach’s attitude in a positive way.

  • Students ignite journalism fire

    To be a journalist is like being on fire.  
    Extinguish one flame — deadlines, disgruntled readers or writer’s block — and more start to smolder in its place.
    I’ve toured a prison and endured its pat-down policy, been essentially banned from a senior center, and had my student newspaper pulled from the racks for publishing a story about an Ecstasy drug bust on campus.
    So it’s nice to remind myself sometimes why I voluntarily chose this profession.
    All it took was another newspaper.

  • Time for Gov. Beshear to reign in health cabal

    Column as I see ’em …
    Now that he has been comfortably re-elected, perhaps Gov. Beshear will take a moment and throw a rope around those in his health cabinet who can’t seem to keep their meddling noses out of Anderson County’s business.
    Our 12-person health board, which consists of the county’s CEO and members with more degrees than a thermometer is perfectly capable (these days, at least) of making decisions without interference from state health officials.

  • Turner PTO offers thanks for Titan Fest

    To the editor:
    The PTO of Robert B. Turner would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Titan Fest such a wonderful success.
    We couldn’t have done it without the teachers, parents and other volunteers who gave so generously of their time  and resources.
    We would especially like to recognize those individuals and businesses who donated items for the auction and basket raffle.
    We also want to acknowledge the high school students who gave up their Friday night to bring their energy and enthusiasm to the games.

  • History continues to be made at Salt River Independent Baptist