Today's Opinions

  • Cold aside, winter does have its upside

    We must be living right or we’re just plain lucky.
    That’s the only way to explain the recent warm temperatures and rain. Can you imagine what it would have been like if all that rain would have been snow? Makes me shiver just to think about it.
    Many of you came in to groan about my winter prediction last week, at the library. I’m right there with you, but my friend Ginny reminded me that we need the cold to kill off all these germs that are making people sick. I agree winter does have its upside, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

  • Commission thankful for input

    To the editor:
    To the residents of Lawrenceburg and the proposed historic district:
    We would like to thank all those who attended the proposed Historic District hearing on Dec. 6, 2011, especially those who spoke for or against our proposal.
    We consider this as a positive response to getting our citizens involved in the day-to-day workings of Lawrenceburg. As a committee that has worked on the Historic District designation for more than two and a half years, we were pleased to hear a diversity of opinions.

  • Conway owes explanation

    Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and submitted here for publication.
    To the editor:
    I was totally shocked and terribly disappointed upon reading the Dec. 11 Anderson News article that you have arbitrarily tabled unification efforts to merge our local governments; particularly in view of the apparent good faith votes of the city council and fiscal court on Aug. 16 to adopt ordinances creating a unification review commission.

  • Conway, Ruggles ‘keeping them honest’

    To the editor:
    Recently, I have seen two government officials doing what they were elected to do.
    County Judge-Executive Conway and Magistrate David Ruggles have both been very vocal concerning what they perceived as government waste.
    I am not writing this letter to endorse their views, but only to endorse their watch-dog attitude. I truly believe that these two gentlemen understand how our economy works: lower taxes and fees, keep an eye on unnecessary or wasteful government, and you will empower the citizens of this county to spend money.

  • Answering unanswered historic district questions

    Usually, I ask the questions.
    This time, however, I thought I’d attempt to answer objectively some of the questions that came up during the historic district commission public hearing Dec. 6.
    After speaking with members of the commission, as well as with representatives from the Bardstown historic district and the Kentucky Heritage Council, these are the answers I received:

    Q: Who is included?

  • For some, stress trumps Christ during Christmas

    Column as I see ’em …
    Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist once told the sob-sister mobster that Christmas, for some, is more aptly named “Stress-mas.”
    His shrink was apparently correct because it appears people will do nearly anything to make sure they have presents under the tree.
    Check out this week’s front page story about a lady who searched all summer to find just the right baby Jesus doll for the manger in her front yard only to have it stolen.

  • Obsession with consumption gives food for thought

    We were eating pizza — thin crust, perfectly crisp, topped with ooey gooey decadent cheesy goodness that was just the right degree of meltiness.
    As our eyes rolled back in our heads in pizza ecstasy, my friend Tara said she had recently read that the sign of a culture in decline is its glorification of its cuisine and deification of its chefs.

  • Can’t save them all, but walking dogs is a start

    If the idea of walking dogs appeals to you, but you are not interested in dealing with hassles such as obtaining licenses or procuring clients, volunteering to walk dogs for your local Humane Society can be a perfect opportunity to express your love and compassion for animals.
    Offering your services makes a positive impact on your community and a huge difference in the lives of many homeless dogs.