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Today's Opinions

  • Be aware of warning signs of depression

    Depression affects older adults more than most people realize.
    Extension Homemakers in Anderson County and throughout the Fort Harrod area have been learning about depression.  
    The goal of the program is three fold:  
    Recognize signs of clinical depression and seek treatment.
    Reduce the stigma associated with having depression.
    Provide support for loved ones who experience depression.

  • Plug in, tweet and be heard

    Can you tell me how we can improve Anderson County in 140 characters or less?
    Now you can.
    Some authors wrote entire novels based on exposure on Twitter.
    Others, like the president, have even held town hall meetings by responding to questions via tweet.
    The Anderson News isn’t looking to write the next Great American novel, or throw a hat into the presidential ring.
    We’re simply offering another chance for readers to become an integral part of the news making process — a few hashtags and sentences at a time.

  • Don’t rejoice yet over low unemployment

    Column as I see ’em …
    The old adage that figures lie and liars figure has never been truer than it is today, especially when it’s the government doing the figuring.
    Each month I receive unemployment data from the state’s office of employment and training, and it’s about as useful as tickets to have watched Louisville play in Monday’s NCAA finals.
    This month’s data claim that unemployment fell in 111 of Kentucky’s 120 counties when comparing this February to last.

  • Lose weight, lower your risk for type 2 diabetes

    You don’t have to knock yourself out to lower your risk – in fact, the findings of a major study show that modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.
    Here are some proven small steps developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) to help you make gradual lifestyle changes to lose weight safely and keep it off.

    Small step No. 1

  • Bagdad days to celebrate heroes

    To the editor:
    I am writing to inform the public of a community event that will honor Kentucky’s military heroes.
    On May 12, Bagdad Days, a community event sponsored by Bagdad Baptist Church, will be celebrating 20 years.  As part of this celebration, the community will pay special honor to those Kentucky individuals who have served in military combat for our country.

  • Owner searching for missing dog

    To the editor:
    The owner of the missing English mastiff is desperately pleading for the help of Anderson County residents.
    Tasia is not used to running loose in the county and she may be acting afraid and difficult to catch.
    If you see Tasia, she is probably very hungry and could probably be trapped with food in an enclosed area.
    We are very hopeful that she stays out of the traffic but firmly believe that she is trying to make her way back into town, where she calls home on Court Street.  

  • Band of Brothers serves community well

    To the editor:
    At a recent boys’ and girls’ basketball game, the Band of Brothers Community Service Organization, along with Morgan Norton, Allie Rogers, Brittany House, Haley Elder, Lauren Fowler and Abby Pike, collected donations for our local food pantry.
    The Band of Brothers is a group of senior football players who have determined they would like to serve their community.
    Serve they did.
    With the help of the beautiful young ladies, they collected at the gate, concessions area and throughout the crowd during both ball games.

  • Why is library restricting toll-free calls?

    To the editor:
    Egads! Now I cannot even make a toll free phone call from the Anderson Public Library.
    I can’t call to look for a job in Frankfort, Harrodsburg or Versailles, now not even toll free calls.
    Someone please tell me why I pay taxes for this public facility? Where is all the money being spent? It is not in giving me a job when they were hiring.
    There’s no work in Lawrenceburg, and that’s as far as local phone goes; this is a scam worthy of its own post.