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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Guys and Dolls’ deserve plenty of support

    To the editor:
    I want to extend an invitation to everyone in Anderson County and beyond to come to something that is beyond the sports at the high school. There is something else evolving among our young people, and we have many talents emerging from our drama and choir department at the high school.

  • Thanks for helping family cope with cancer

    To the editor:
    My family and I would like to thank everyone for everything they did for our family when our 2-year-old daughter, Ryleigh McKinney, was fighting cancer.
    When we found out in May that she had stage 4 liver cancer, our world was crushed. Our community came together with prayers, thoughts, kind words, support, food, and money.
    You name it and everyone was ready to help.
    Many people have done something to help us get through this tough time, so we figured this would be the best way to thank as many people as possible.

  • Stop dumping on Wildcat Road

    To the editor:
    It’s been a tough winter on Wildcat Road.
    The blizzard of 2012 didn’t come in the form of ice and snow this year, instead it came in the form of trash.
    The paved part of Wildcat gets its share of beer bottles, fast food wrappers and aluminum cans. Once the pavement turns to gravel, the littering turns to dumping.  Construction debris, furniture, electronics, tires, car parts, landscaping leftovers, even a hot tub have all turned up this winter.

  • Stay classy, not trashy

    I met Anderson County on Wildcat Road.
    My father’s GPS decided to take us by this road less traveled by, and I won’t say that it made all the difference in choosing to move to Kentucky, but it was definitely my first glimpse at my new home.
    That bumpy gravel road didn’t offer a smooth, comfortable ride.
    It offered a lush jungle of green forests and gurgling creeks, a sore sight for eyes overloaded with endless fields of cows and corn.

  • No easy answers for domestic abuse

    While reporting on the murder last Monday afternoon on Ballard Road, I’ve had several folks who know say there was no shortage of domestic problems at that residence.
    I have no reason to doubt them. Any man who would allegedly shoot and kill the woman he was supposed to love and then point a gun at her daughter and grandson is certainly capable of less lethal forms of abuse before finally flipping his lid.
    It’s a tragedy, but one that plays itself out all too often in today’s pill- and alcohol-fueled world.

  • Now’s the time to get out and start getting your fingernails dirty

    As the sunshine-yellow blossoms of daffodils open, spring rolls in to warm our hearts and we get to roll up our sleeves.
    On March 20, the sun will officially shift into our vernal equinox, bringing the lively weather of spring with it. All I can say is expect everything, all four seasons, throughout the month.
    If nothing else, it will certainly keep us on our toes, as if the mud isn’t enough.

  • Corned beef always a hit on Saint Patrick’s Day

    I’m a member of the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.
    Every pound of beef I own is in the freezer, not on the hoof in the pasture. I produce good meals, not healthy calves and heifers. I’ll leave that end of the business to someone else.
    If you are interested in educational programs on beef production, please contact the Extension Office and consider joining the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.

  • Food safety tips to consider when anticipating severe weather storms

    In the aftermath of last Friday’s storms, we all have much to be grateful for in Anderson County.
    The storms convinced me to take shelter in a safe place when the warning is sounded. I’m not going to stand outside and look at it.
    In addition to having a safe room for shelter, it’s good to be prepared for a power outage. Follow these guidelines for food safety.
    Make a few simple preparations so you can put a plan into action when a tornado watch or severe thunderstorm watch is initiated.
    Keep the freezer full