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Today's Opinions

  • Help and advice available for caregivers

    You probably know someone who is a caregiver to a parent, spouse or adult child. Some caregivers are retired and caring for a parent and a spouse.
    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations — their children and their aging parents.
    While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.

  • Don’t let drought run food funds dry

    Thank the Lord, we received rain.
    Mother Nature sure can be fickle. I am always amazed a what a difference just a few miles makes when it come to rain. I may get a lot here on the farm and folks in town get barely a drop. It works the other way, too. It’s especially tough when I’m at work and watching the rain pour off the roof of the library in buckets, only to come home later and find not a drop of it fell on the farm.

  • Want good news? Read

    The Anderson News prints good news.
    This statement is fact.
    Not opinion, although I’m declaring this truth to be self-evident in a column on the opinion page.
    Recently I was asked by a reader via e-mail to give more positive recognition in the paper, promote more positive coverage.
    I don’t mind responding to reader requests, especially easy ones.
    My answer — we already do.

  • Taxpayers, unemployed won’t like any of this

    Column as I see ’em …
    If you had poured over $900,000 into home improvements since 1988, would you even consider selling it today for $75 grand?
    Granted, the old Early Childhood Center isn’t a home, per se, but that’s about how much money taxpayers have dumped into it over the past 24 years.
    Not a very good investment, considering that earlier this month the building — along with 7.5 acres of land — fetched about 12 percent of the amount spent to fix it up, according to the district’s own depreciation schedule.

  • Corn, tomatoes are nutritional summer treats

    I hope your garden is doing better than mine.
    I’m still waiting for the first tomatoes to ripen and gave up on the corn. My neighbor says that squirrels got the corn but I think it was raccoons.
    At any rate, every corn stalk was broken and some were strewn across the yard.
    Corn and tomatoes are plentiful in supply at the stores if not in your garden. Some people think that corn is not nutritious but they may need updated information.
    One-half cup of cooked corn contains only 90 calories, is low in fat and a good source of fiber and B vitamins.

  • Conservation tips for when rain is in short supply

    There is no typical summer here. Growing up in Indiana, I didn’t pay much attention to summer, except to have fun. I worked hard and played hard and enjoyed every day of it. It got hot and it rained, but I didn’t really pay attention to either. In Arizona, in was pretty much the same thing. Kentucky is a whole different ball of wax.
    Here, summer heat sneaks into spring and then leaves, only to come back again and again. It’s like a roller coaster of temperatures and precipitation. Over the past few years, summer just gets hot and dry.

  • Relay committee thankful for help

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life of Anderson County, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for helping to make the 2012 Relay for Life held on June 8 a success.
    Once again, the City of Lawrenceburg and the American Legion Post Unit 34 provided the beautiful park for us to hold our event and as always, was very accommodating to whatever we needed.

  • Recycling bins will be convenient

    Editor’s note: The following is in response to a letter from Lawrenceburg resident Richard Spencer titled “Recycle bins a questionable idea at best,” that was printed in the July 4 edition of the paper.

    To the editor:
    As committee chair for the Anderson County Environmental Committee, I would like to thank Mr. Spencer for taking the time to provide feedback on our plan for improving Anderson County’s environmental program.