Today's Opinions

  • Lack of travel policy latest example of city, county government blunders

    To the editor:

  • The GOP’s ‘Amazing Race’

    I love reality shows.
    Especially presidential elections.
    For most of us who follow politics, it seems as though we’re beginning an unnecessary fifth season of “The Amazing Race Political Survivor: Iowa and New Hampshire,” not diving into the infancy of the 2012 presidential race.
    I’m already exhausted by the debates, the practiced on-camera smiles and blind predictions for the Republican Party nominee.  
    But somehow, I can’t look away, like one of those bug-eating episodes of “Fear Factor.”

  • Paying public has the right to know

    Column as I see ’em …
    The health board has created a committee to figure out how to financially salvage itself from itself, and it’s with no small amount of frustration that I’m unable to share with you how that process is going.
    When it met last week, the committee promptly went into a closed session, emerged and adjourned without so much as a peep.
    Public agencies have the right to discuss their business in private only when it involves property negotiations, or hiring, firing and disciplining employees.

  • Summer’s warmth will be here before we know it

    Boy, have we been spoiled.
    This winter’s temperatures could have been a gardener’s dream, if we’d known. We could still have lettuce, spinach, turnips and kale growing, if we hadn’t put the gardens to bed. By this date last year, we had had 2.5 inches of snow.
    What makes it snow? Moisture and temperature are the two culprits. Moisture in the air gathers into droplets and when the temperature cools enough, ice crystals are formed. As more are formed they get heavier. When it gets heavy enough, it falls as snow. So, where’s our snow?

  • It’s never too early to start selecting seeds

    Happy New Year. I don’t know about you all, but I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy.
    It’s primarily because I got lots of warm stuff for Christmas, but other things, too. I received numerous pictures of family and friends along with letters and messages catching me up on their lives. What a great way to start 2012. Now, if only I can remember to write it.

  • Pierian Club says thanks

    To the editor:
    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club would like to thank our friends and neighbors for their generous support of our holiday fundraiser.
    We made and sold more than 500 dozen bourbon balls and buckeyes.
    The proceeds from our sales will enable us to continue our college scholarship program and contribute to Backpack Buddies and other local charities.
    Special thanks to Wild Turkey Bourbon’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

  • K-9 deputy new weapon in war on drugs

    To the editor:
    As a deputy sheriff I am frequently asked about a solution to the drug problem in our beloved county. Wanting to assure that person that we indeed have a firm grip on the issue, I begin to explain that the keys to the drug problem are not held by one person or department, but are kept by a much larger network.
    I always say that it starts with the public. As citizens, we must commit to the war on drugs as being avid watchdogs and refuse to turn a blind eye to drug activity in our community.

  • Banning fake pot, bath salts isn’t answer

    To the editor:
    Does every level of government just need to create more laws year after year in order to “fix” what we deem is wrong with society?
    Do elected officials wake in the morning thinking we can solve our problems with more regulations, more government, or maybe even a historical district?
    Did you ever stop and think for a moment that we as individuals are free to make choices that can have positive and negative effects on our lives?