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Today's Opinions

  • Extension offers information for weather-watchers, too

    I work with weather watchers. Farmers need to watch the weather to produce good outcomes for crops and protect livestock under certain conditions. Decisions in agriculture are based on many factors including the weather, genetics, and economics.

  • Looking for life in weekly obituaries

    I love reading obituaries.
    Not because I am happy to learn that someone died.
    But because it’s an entire epic novel squeezed into miniature, tracing life from birth to death.
    It’s Homer’s Odyssey compressed down to the time it takes to read a haiku.
    Is this morbid fascination? I don’t think so.
    For one instant, in a few, compact lines, we learn that someone’s ordinary life wasn’t so ordinary.
    Read between the lines.
    We have more in common with the dead than you’d think.

  • Leaders should follow the rules, too

    To the editor:
    When some business tenants of mine were forced to obtain a conditional use permit, they pointed out that one of our county officials, Jason Denny, doesn’t have one for his own home-based business.
    Denny, our county clerk and a former magistrate, has operated his lawn care business for years from his home. It seems to me that it would be virtually impossible for him not to know he needed a permit to operate a business from his home.

  • CASA thanks volunteers

    To the editor:
    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) organized a Stop Child Abuse fund raising event April 7 by having
    CASA volunteers, and some other very special volunteers, collect money at various intersections in the city.  

  • Truck pulls benefit community

    To the editor:
    In response to the article in last week’s paper regarding the truck pull event sponsored by Eddie Carey, as a Lawrenceburg resident and a participant of the truck pull, we voice our support for the event.
    We’d be disappointed to see Lawrenceburg lose this event to a surrounding county. Folks are losing sight of what this event does for the community.

  • This tree hugger now has six new trees

    I have trees in my kitchen. Yes, I know it’s not what you’d expect to find, even on a farm, but the mower can’t get to them inside.
    Since Earth Day, I’ve acquired six new trees, and they’re all babies. You knew I was a tree hugger, right?
    They’ll go into the ground just as soon as I decide where they’ll be happy. I will also put a little mulch and wire around them, to ensure that I don’t drive over them with the mower.

  • Fix these problems, too

    We’ve had several calls and comments from readers who were none too happy with the tractor and truck pulls, particularly because of the late-night noise and litter.
    Screaming engines at 10 p.m. on a Friday night are one thing, but when they’re howling after midnight, it’s understandable that some folks are going to object.
    We checked, and the city’s 911 dispatch center said it received three calls Friday night, but none Saturday when the pulls ended much earlier.

  • Rent pulling track to shut up critics

    Good weather and large crowds mean last weekend’s truck and tractor pull will result in a hefty donation for the county park.
    Just how hefty that donation will be is unanswerable, and not because receipts from the gate and concessions are still being counted.
    And that’s a problem.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court needs to adopt a hard-and-fast policy on using the county park for events of any kind, including those designed to be fundraisers.