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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Hoping for 8-year-old strength

    Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting Maralyn Lewis and her mother, Ammiegail Simpson.

    Maralyn is 8 years old with curly red hair, pale skin and a beautiful smile.

    While we talked, I discovered that Maralyn loves watching shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. She also loves to sing and wants to be a singer when grows up so she can buy a house with chandeliers and get her mother a maid.

  • COLUMN: Almanac's October snow forecast a call to action

    Will someone please quit winding the clock? Time is moving way too fast. It’s almost October, though you couldn’t much tell it by the weather we’re having now.

    I brought out the Old Farmer’s Almanac to see what was forecast for October. On the plus side, it calls for 2.5 inches of rain. Rain showers, mixed with warm and sunny days, make up most of the month. One exciting note for the 21st through the 29th is snow showers. Kind of hard to imagine that right now.

  • COLUMN: A flu shot and bridge that'll make you barf

    Column as I see ’em …

    It’s good to know that in these days of state employees being forced to endure pay cuts couched as furloughs that the governor’s office has the wherewithal to import a nurse from Anderson County to give Steve Beshear his annual flu shot.

    Reports are that last Friday the county’s health director and one of its nurses traveled to Beshear’s office to make sure the flu bug doesn’t bite him.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.29

    Disc golf group thanks Scouts, sponsors

    To the editor:

    Lawrenceburg’s inaugural PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournament was held Sept. 25, and the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association would like to thank everyone involved in making it a success.

    Thirty-eight golfers participated in the 2010 Autumn Classic tournament, played at both the city and county disc golf courses.

    With this year’s tournament being so successful, plans are to make this tournament an annual event with the Burgoo Festival.

  • COLUMN: Lack of rain making potatoes look like fries

    How about those sunsets?

    It’s like having our own personal drive-in screen, with a different show every night.

    Fall officially arrives tomorrow and I hope we have some leaves left on the trees. Rain would help.

    I was doing a little math the other day, adding up the recorded rain we’ve had, as recorded by the National Weather Service. They say we’ve had over 23 inches, since the beginning of May. My Oregon Weather Station tells me I’ve had just under 16 inches here on the farm, in the same time period. It’s dry.

  • COLUMN: Seedy message board no reason to restrict freedom of speech

    Did you know that I’m gay?

    Neither did I, but according to an outrageous message board that has gained local notoriety, someone out there has speculated just that.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that — as Jerry Seinfeld so humorously contended on his TV show — but all you single middle-aged men out there will just have to continue on without me. I’m hopelessly heterosexual, married and have no intention of switching teams anytime soon.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.22

    Voters need to choose better judge-executive

    To the editor:

    Where is our county’s government?

    I am curious to know where our governing body has been during the alleged inappropriate conduct that has occurred in the county judge-executive’s office and the county road department office.

  • COLUMN: Two sides of fantasy football

    During the NFL season, I might as well have split personalities.

    My husband introduced me to fantasy football two seasons ago, and I’ve been in love ever since. (Those of you who keep up with this column on a regular basis know this.)

    However, because of my extremely competitive nature, my mood tends to change a lot from September to February.

    I’m an exceptionally happy winner, but the oh-so-sorest of losers.

    We’ve joined two leagues this year and the first week of the season, my teams went 0-2.