Today's Opinions

  • Gardening doesn’t have to end with fall and winter

    Last week I felt like I was starring in “Gone with the Wind,” repeating that famous line “I don’t know nothin’ bout birthing no babies! I had 10 charges, waiting to come out into the world, each with a different due date. I was babysitting the butterfly nursery, and it was totally cool!
    The butterfly nursery is in the rain garden at the library, with numerous Monarch butterfly chrysalis inside. The Monarch is considered the “king” of butterflies because of its beauty, hence the name “monarch.”

  • Good job, Eddie Carey

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the KTPA, Mr. Eddie Carey and all of his help who worked so hard last weekend to put on the truck pull.
    It was really a good show and some good, clean entertainment.
    I can only hope [he] can continue to have these truck pulls. Everybody enjoyed the show, and Eddie’s hard work.
    Hopefully, it will be bigger and better next year.
    Scott Satterly

  • Wall Street mob playing right into Obama’s hands

    To the editor:
    The most recent newsmaker takes place in the Big Apple – protesting Wall Street.

  • Truck, tractor pull benefited community

    To the editor:
    I attended the truck and tractor pull the weekend of the Burgoo Festival on both Friday and Saturday nights.
    I was amazed to see so many people in attendance, the very young and the old, like me.
    The event was well planned and organized by Eddie Carey as a fundraiser for a gentleman with cancer.
    When you see Eddie, tell him thanks for a job well done.
    Eddie has a vision for the motorsports park to become one of the premier pulling tracks in the nation, and if last weekend was an indication, Lawrenceburg could become just that.

  • Stolen flags: more questions than answers

    To the editor:
    Last Friday morning I attended the ceremony at the Healing Field at the American Legion.
    I was so glad to see a large group gathered for such an important event.
    As I listened to Congressman Ben Chandler, state Rep. Kim King and other officials, I stood there trying to understand why anyone would steal a United States flag, especially one that had been flying over a marker representing a fallen hero.
    I gave up. I can’t understand and was appalled over such disrespect to the flag and to the memory of those fallen soldiers.

  • Go right ahead and occupy

    It’s catchy.
    “I am the 99 percent.”
    Born well after the era of rallies in the ‘60s and ‘70s, I’ve never seen or experienced a protest first hand.
    I tend to protest with my pen or my mouth, and not necessarily with marching or picket signs.
    Occupy Wall Street, for those of you not on the frontlines of New York’s Liberty Plaza or knowledgeable about its grassroots campaign across the United States, is defined as a leaderless movement protesting alleged Wall Street greed.

  • Ignorance does not equal bliss

    There is an old adage that says those who don’t bother to vote shouldn’t complain when politicians make decisions they don’t like.
    The same goes for those who refuse or don’t bother to read their local newspaper.
    Twice during the past two weeks some who live on Harry Wise Road have said during fiscal court meetings that they weren’t fully aware of circumstances surrounding a developer’s desire to build a subdivision there because “not all of us take The Anderson News.”

  • Need some exercise? Try a Zumba fitness class

    I feel like I’ve been let in on one of the best-kept secrets in Lawrenceburg. It’s for dance fanatics or anyone who likes to have fun and learn something new, and its name is Zumba.  
    I am a closet exercise-aholic. I try not to talk about it too much, but it has saved me, mentally and physically, over the years. I’m addicted to movement — Yoga, Pilates, walking, and my true love, dance.