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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: I'm sorry. Wait, what?

    So, the weirdest thing just happened.

    I’m sitting in the drive-through at Wendy’s about to get my Frosty on when my cell phone rings.

    I don’t recognize the number, but answer after a moment of hesitation (I don’t want to appear rude to the girl in the drive-through window when I pull up to pay).

    The caller says, “Hey Bobby, this is [Someone] from [Somewhere]. How are you today?”

    Two things are immediately obvious: 1) I’m not Bobby. 2) This person clearly has the wrong number.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.18

    Drury’s heart same as Thomas Jefferson’s

    To the editor:

    It is with great honor that I submit my support for Donna Drury’s candidacy for Anderson County judge-executive.

    She has shown not only in her conduct but in her principles to be a vigilant supporter for the rights of the citizens of Anderson County, the city of Lawrenceburg, and someone whom I trust will faithfully defend the principles of a republic government of, by and for the people that was set in motion 234 years ago by our founding fathers.

  • EDITORIAL: Lawsuit fallout breeds other county issues

    Rather than dip our editorial keyboard back into the septic tank and rehash yet again the sordid details of the sexual harassment lawsuit pending against county government, let’s instead look this week at the apparent fallout it has caused.

    A pair of articles in this week’s paper examine problems within county government, both directly related to employees failing to focus on the tasks at hand.

  • COLUMN: A lot can change in three years

    Who were you three years ago? If the you from three years ago met your present-day self, would you know each other?

    These sound like crazy questions, but they are precisely the questions being addressed in a novel I’m reading, titled “Remember Me?” by Sophie Kinsella.

    (Kinsella is the author of the “Shopaholic” series. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” was made into a movie starring Isla Fisher in 2009. As usual, the books are better.)

  • COLUMN: Facts, not over-reaction, shed light on incident

    Column as I see ’em ...

    I’ll start off this week giving props to magistrate and judge-executive candidate John Wayne Conway for largely backing off on his initial reaction to one of his opponents admitting that a county worker sprayed weed killer after his certification to do so had expired.

    On the surface the incident could have been remarkably serious. Chemicals being sprayed by those who have no idea what they are doing is never a good thing. But keep in mind, the worker who sprayed them was previously certified and had used this chemical for years.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.11

    A welcome addition and the need for a dog area in local parks

    To the editor:

    The following is a summary of my thoughts on a couple of topics.

    We have a new resident in our city who follows the teachings of Jesus and makes herself available to help many of the elderly in gracious ways. We should all welcome Pam Walker. She has been a teacher in the public school system for over 30 years, but still allows time for many Christian endeavors. Thanks for one more good person in this modern day.

  • COLUMN: Three methods to preserve your harvest

    Well, August always has been a hot month. Just keep repeating to yourself, “It’s better than an ice storm.” It also helps to remember that there was a time without air conditioning. Many of us remember when we only had a box fan in the window to keep us cool. Now days, we run the AC and complain about the bill.

  • COLUMN: UK team earns positive press

    The University of Kentucky’s football team made headlines last week for all the right reasons.

    According to reports from several media outlets, 30 members of the team helped the Christian Appalachian Project load supplies Thursday into trucks that would travel to Pike County, an area hit hard by flooding last month.

    At least one report said 50 team members signed up to participate, but the project could only accommodate 30.

    On its website, www.christianapp.org, the project confirms it received some help from some very eager team members.