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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Quantity over quality?

    When it comes to clothing in the Brock household, there is a constant debate about quantity vs. quality between my husband and me.
    This debate isn’t always verbalized, sometimes it’s internalized, but we like to give each other a lot of good-spirited grief.
    I’m a sucker for a good deal, so, as you can probably imagine, I’m on the quantity side of the discussion. I would rather spend less on items individually and get a whole heck of a lot of them.

  • COLUMN: Tips for growing popcorn and sweet corn

    Well, the best news I can share with you is that spring is only 53 days away. I am so ready for warm. Even the dogs are complaining about the cold, in their own way. It’s got to be a pretty inviting scent to get them to roam very far from the door. When the door opens they make a beeline straight for the wood stove. It’s too funny.

  • LETTER: Teach our youth about respect, not selfishness

    To the editor:
    It’s unfortunate that we as a country have to endure so much as a free republic, referencing the lives taken (young and old) in Arizona from a mad man. When reflecting back to our forefathers, founders and ancestors — they engaged in battle, waging war for our freedom today. We knew their cause, their struggles — what be ours? We have become so divisive, and we reside in the “United” States.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky should say no to slots without a vote

    The slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd is trying to run daylight by the rooster. They got a Frankfort judge to rule that slot machines with pictures of dead horses can be placed in the race tracks when slot machines with pictures of cherries, oranges and lemons cannot.
    Obviously, that is a distinction without the difference, but the governor and the slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd will go to any lengths to sock the people of this state with over $800 million in annual gambling losses, most of which will go to rich race track owners.

  • COLUMN: Meet the man who wants to raise taxes

    Cup a hand to your ear and point it toward Lexington.
    That snoring sound you hear is coming from state Rep. Bill Farmer, who apparently slept through the results of last November’s election and remains asleep to this day.
    How else can it be explained that Farmer got up to his old tricks earlier this month by proposing a bill that would raise taxes on just about everything?

  • COLUMN: Putting up with the cold

    My feet have been stuck in boots for ... well, it seems like forever.
    I expressed that sentiment to one of my coworkers Tuesday, and we’re both ready for some flip-flops.
    Never fear, though, readers. Spring isn’t that far away.
    I keep catching myself thinking, “Oh my goodness, it’s so cold, and we still have two months to go.”
    But, when you think about it a little bit more, two months isn’t that long.
    The official first day of spring is March 20, so we’re almost exactly two months away.

  • COLUMN: Beans a good way to start thinking summer

    It’s the full wolf moon today. If you want your hair to grow out slower, wait until tomorrow to get your hair cut. There are all kinds of advice based around the moon and the stage it’s in. Some swear by it, others think it’s interesting but don’t put much stock in it.
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a whole list of things to do, based on the sun, stage of the moon and the alignment of the planets. The list runs the gamut from dental care to castrating animals and many things in between.

  • LETTER: Lousy snow removal prompts change in vote

    To the editor:
    My family has lived in rural Anderson County for years. Never have we had a problem with our county roads like we have had this winter.
    On several occasions, my neighbors and I have called the county road department to complain about the condition of our roads, and every time we get the same answer: “We will get to it,” but it never happens.
    It has us all wondering where our tax dollars are going because they are not going toward our roads being taken care of.