Today's Opinions

  • King is example of Dems’ war on women

    To the editor:
    Any one who state Rep. Kim King comes in contact with knows she is a real jewel; a fine Christian, freedom-loving American.
    Kim in all things puts "we the people" first.
    Kim is known, not just here but across this nation, as a great freedom fighter, and today more then ever she is greatly needed.
    Democrats claim there is a war on women. They should know because here in Anderson County it’s being waged against Kim King.

  • Putting a face to the economy

    The economy.
    If you listen closely to the way people talk about the economy, you expect Frankenstein’s monster pieced together from the most terrifying of horror film creatures.
    Like the nameless beast hiding underneath the bed, the economy creates havoc without anyone physically seeing or touching it.
    “The economy” induces enough stress and fear, it seems, to launch a thousand nightmares.
    It starves. It steals. It turns decent people desperate.

  • Will attorney general’s office keep talking tough?

    Column as I see ’em …
    Don’t be surprised this week if a former social services employee who pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of falsifying her investigations is, in essence, released from prison.
    Yep, the five year sentence Margaret “Geri” Murphy received just a month ago could be set aside when she asks for, and odds are will receive, shock probation.

  • September is time to prepare house plants

    Here it is almost the end of August.
    Summer has flown by on super sonic wings. The jiggler on the canner has been singing in the kitchen every weekend and I still have bushels to go before I'm done. The pantry is looking better every day. We've only had one fog this month, so far, so I'm hopeful that it will be an easy winter.

  • Dedicating minutes a day makes for happier marriage

    How can you have a happier marriage? Even the best of relationships probably have room to grow a bit more.
    I recently had an opportunity to speak at a local women’s conference about this subject. The idea wasn’t original to me but it certainly makes sense.
    No matter how committed you are to the relationship, it can get stale if you don’t put some effort into making the relationship happy.

  • King fends off attacks from good old boys

    To the editor:
    Politics is certainly a topic that will spurn the interest of some yet a turnoff for others.   
    The term “good old boys” – its meaning to me indicates status quo, it is what it is, nothing will change and you have to be in or if you oppose, you’re labeled many terms.
    We’re currently witnessing in today’s political spectrum locally as well as nationally what it means to recline in cruise control as a good old boy while Kentuckians and other Americans suffer from this style of governing.

  • The roads less traveled

    Anderson County, I give up.
    Just when I think I know exactly where I’m going and what’s going to happen, you dump me on an impossible, toothpick-thin road with no cell phone service and threatening, moody thunderclouds.
    Last week, Editor Ben Carlson wrote about the city slicker behavior of his pets.
    Well, I’m here to tell you to confess I have something in common with his dachshund.
    I am a city slicker. I am unashamed to admit this, because it’s obviously true.  

  • King better choice than ‘know-it-all’ zeros”

    To the editor:
    State Rep. Kim King was an exceptional choice one year, eight months ago when she was elected. I know she will be even more exceptional this November when she runs for re-election.
    I personally think she has a done a great job during her first term. If given the chance she will do an even better job during her next term.
    On a personal note, I think the attacks and slenderizing against Mrs. King by some of our elected officials as well as some of our want-to-be’s was totally inappropriate and tremendously out of order.