Today's Opinions

  • Summer’s end brings fall, winter chores

    Well, summer is officially over. It certainly was a wild season.
    This summer was even hotter and dryer than the last. Many crops suffered, but the landscape as a whole, suffered as well. If we get any big storms, be it snow or ice, they’ll be even more limbs and trees down than usual.

  • The difference between sugar, honey

    Is honey better for you than sugar?
    Neither is considered healthy as both are sweets with no significant health benefit.
    Neither is going to harm you in the sense that one is toxic or poisonous to you while the other is not.
    Both honey and granulated sugar are occasional use foods.
    Sweeteners are found in many foods, including some that you might not suspect such as spaghetti sauce.
    The most reliable source of the nutritive value of food is USDA Home and Garden Bulletin- The Nutritive Value of Food. You can find it on-line.

  • Conway ‘misguided’ as cops play tax collector

    To the editor:
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s insistence on lowering the speed limit on Versailles Road is misguided.
    The recent accidents there were not caused by speed. They were caused by human error and/or carelessness.
    People drive what they feel is a safe and reasonable speed regardless of the speed limit, and lowering  already artificially low limits only creates another speed trap for police to use to create revenue.
    People are not going to slow down, but they can be made to drive more safely.

  • Conway’s speed limit request ‘ridiculous’

    To the editor:
    There is no doubt that accidents have been a common occurrence along the portion of US 62 between Hilltop Drive and the Kentucky River this year.
    We’ve seen numerous accidents involving cars striking deer, cars striking debris falling off trucks and vehicles striking other vehicles.
    It seems like the road has become significantly more dangerous lately. Unfortunately, some of the accidents along this stretch of road have been fatal this year.

  • A good sense of trust is hard to find

    Trust is becoming as rare as floppy disks these days.
    Both are relics for a future museum. I envision the working title: “Things Americans Once Used and Threw Away.”
    Other exhibits will showcase print volumes of the dictionary, instructions for dinner etiquette and glass milk bottles.
    Trust in anything — churches, media, banks, government, school districts — is becoming harder for people to commit to.  

  • Speeding tickets, not cars are flying on Versailles Road

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s kick off this week’s column with a bit of friendly advice.
    If you speed while driving on Versailles Road keep two things close at hand: your driver’s license and enough cash to pay for a speeding ticket.
    Since the tragic death of a Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on by a dump truck a couple of weeks ago, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has been on that road like a duck on a jitterbug.

  • As fall approaches, so does apple harvest

    As our garden harvests wind down there is another crop just getting into full swing. In today’s world, with grocery stores stocking their produce isles with almost everything all year round, it’s difficult to know when the real seasons occur. So let me announce right now to one and all, it’s apple season.

  • Proposed business not compatible with history of Mill Creek Pike area

    To the editor:
    The intent of the agricultural (A-1) zoning district is to preserve, promote and protect the rural character of the land and significant natural features. It is also to promote the general welfare, safety, and lessen traffic congestion for the citizens of Anderson County.