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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Visit to Lawrenceburg educational, enjoyable

    To the editor:
    My wife and I were recently in Anderson County on a short vacation and family history search. William Henry Bell was a great-great-grandfather of my wife, and I understand there may still be some of the Bells living in the area.
    We greatly enjoyed our visit and are appreciative of the kindnesses and assistance we received from the people who work at the library and city hall.
    The local bakery was a delightful place and we enjoyed strolling Main Street.

  • LETTER: Frankfort/Lexington are full of ‘cheap gold diggers’

    To the editor:
    As a retired couple playing tourists, my wife and I took a 46-day, 9,700 mile road trip through the southern states, including making hotel reservations for Sept. 23-24 in Frankfort.
    After making these reservations, I then tried to make reservations for the next two nights in Lexington, but found the room rates to be $400 a night due to the World Equestrian Games, in which I had no interest.

  • LETTER: Look out, Frankfort, here comes Kim King

    To the editor:
    It’s post election time and there’s someone that we all need to be excited for as our new 55th District state representative, and that be Mrs. Kimberly King.
    With style, grace and the unique touch of class (lacking among many of our current day politicians) Kim King made her acceptance speech with several in attendance.

  • COLUMN: At least some showed to thank our veterans

    Column as I see ’em …
    It’s more than a bit ironic that the percentage of elected public officials who attended Sunday’s Veterans Day ceremony mirrors almost exactly the survival rate of a local vet’s horrifying experience in Korea.
    Get this: There were 40 or so people running for public office on the Nov. 2 ballot, and four (County Clerk Jason Denny, Mayor Edwinna Baker, Jailer Joani Clark and City Councilman Larry Giles) attended the ceremony, which equals around 10 percent.

  • COLUMN: Thankful for the ‘dark ages’

    Don’t you just love that it gets dark at 5:30 p.m. these days?
    Yeah, me neither.
    However, while staring out the office window at the moon at 6 p.m. on a Monday night, I decided not to dwell on that.
    Sure, we all hate that it gets dark so early. It’s no fun to get home from work after the sun sets, but (in the spirit of the upcoming holiday) I’ve decided to compile a list of things I’m thankful for now that Daylight Saving Time has ended.

  • COLUMN: Now’s the time for nesting, hot cocoa and warm food

    Well, we fell back and got a little more daylight, for a time.
    As we move closer to the winter solstice, those few precious hours allow us to get ready for the long, dark nights. It’s amazing how it changes our behavior.
    In the summer, I don’t think twice about popping over to the neighbors at 9 p.m. Shoot, most of us were still outside enjoying the weather and the garden. Now, as the long night moves closer, we’re probably already in our jammies by then.

  • COLUMN: Nasty judge’s race finally comes to end

    Column as I see ’em …
    Between the flat-out lies that have been told and the cowards who have scurried around like disease-spreading rodents attempting to anonymously smear those they don’t like, this judge-executive election was among the nastiest I’ve ever seen.

  • COLUMN: An education celebration

    Friday afternoon I was lucky enough to be invited to a celebration at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    I received an invitation to the event in the mail at least a week ahead of time (who doesn’t love advance notification?) and looked forward to attending ever since putting the date in the calendar on my smart phone.