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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t let cost chase fruits, veggies from plates

    The USDA low cost food plan allows 40 percent of the budget for vegetables and fruits.
    The plan calls for 2 – 3.5 cups of vegetables per day per person and 1.5 to 2.5 cups of fruits.  The amount depends on the age of the individual.
    The USDA plan calls for more vegetables and fruits than what people currently eat. I challenge you to look at your food budget to determine what percent you spend on fruits and vegetables.  

  • Lawrenceburg should do business in city

    To the editor:
    The most shocking part of the story about Rodney Goodlett (“Insurer threatens to leave town, may run for mayor” in last week’s paper) was not about who had to buy a business license to get the city’s insurance contract, but the fact that the city of Lawrenceburg had no more loyalty to those buying licenses and paying taxes than to give the contract to some out of town people.
    I am sure the answer would be, “Well, we saved money.”

  • When we speak, does the library listen?

    A group of taxpayers had a few questions for the library board.
    And they wanted answers — about the tax rate, the potential expansion, the way trustees are appointed to serve this special taxing district.
    But is the library board listening?
    Trustee Amy Kennedy, president of the board, wondered if the board should reconsider its plans for expansion following an hour of being peppered with questions from these concerned citizens.
    After all, she said, even just talking about building expansion has proven to be controversial.

  • Nothing funny about politicians’ half-hearted effort

    Column as I see ’em …
    I inappropriately blurted out what at the time was intended to be a funny remark during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting.
    I shouldn’t have done that because in retrospect what prompted that remark wasn’t the least bit humorous.

  • April’s longer daylight hours a boon for plants

    Wow! It’s the middle of April and we have light.
    We already have better than 12 hours and by the time May 1 rolls around, we’ll be pushing 14 hours of daylight.  I love it. It gives me more time to do stuff outside, and believe me, I always need more time.

  • Manage stress in the midst of busy parenthood

    Men and women feel stress in their role as parents. Part of the challenge is balancing family life and work life plus community service. Some parents also go to school and others work more than one job. So how do you have peace and harmony at home?
    There are some things only you can do. There are others that you think you are the only one who can do it. Some things can wait. A few tasks just can’t or won’t get done. I encourage you to have a serious discussion as parents about the responsibilities that drive your stress as a parent. How do they fit into the list above?

  • Input needed for sewers in Bob-O-Link

    To the editor:
    This letter is meant to clarify and add to the article, “City sewer service for Bob-O-Link?” which appeared in the April 11 edition of The Anderson News.
    The reason I went to the council meeting and asked for their assistance was as quoted, “to get the ball rolling.”  
    I knew the city had extended the main trunk line to the entrance of our subdivision and installed a pump station.

  • The Iraq War happened? Sorry, I didn’t catch the movie

    Some things are guaranteed to make me angry.
    People who text during movies.
    Pandas.
    Filling out my tax returns.
    But nothing inspires such fiery, unadulterated quivering fury as those people who flaunt their own ignorance like a trendy trophy.
    This is nothing new. I’m pretty sure I’ve written about the subject before.
    And here is a reincarnation of such complaints, in the form of the Titanic anniversary.