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Today's Opinions

  • Narcan, jail costs are budget busters

    Column as I see ’em …

    As folks fret and debate over installing a needle exchange at the health department (at taxpayer expense, of course), taxpayers might also want to consider the other costs associated with what is quickly becoming a hard-drug epidemic here in Lawrenceburg.

    In March, the county’s jail bill to house inmates in Shelby County was right around $70,000.

    That’s just for one month and heady stuff compared to what the county was spending even a year ago.

  • May means it’s time to hit the garden

    Yay, it’s May, let the hardening off begin!

    All my seeds have sprouted and grown and now await the process of hardening off.

    This just amounts to me carrying trays in and out, every day, for a few hours to get used to the outside world. They go from climate controlled, to anything goes, in a matter of a week.

  • The good and bad about carpenter bees

    Male and female carpenter bees are becoming active after spending winter in last year’s tunnels. These large yellow and black bees have shiny, bare abdomens in contrast to the hairy ones of bumblebees.

  • Join in for National Day of Prayer

    To the editor:

    I was born in 1961. I just turned 55 last week. Twenty-six years ago, God placed a huge conviction in my heart that as a community in the United States of America, we Anderson County Christian citizens need to come together in one accord and pray to our creator.

    Every year when it is once again the first Thursday in May, the date set on our national calendar to pray as a nation for our great nation, and the day in which I set out to write a letter to the community to encourage our Christians in Anderson County to pray.

  • Complaint puts DOT in tough spot

    Column as I see ’em …

    Transportation officials are going to have a mighty hard time explaining to a judge why they’ve continued to allow heavy trucks to travel Highway 151, given what we’ve learned over the past couple of weeks. (See story, A1.)

  • Options exist for battling drug addiction

    Unfortunately, drug addiction and the consequences to individuals and their families have been in the forefront of our community news lately.

    My heart aches for those who are dealing with these issues. In the course of my duties as county attorney, I have opportunities to discuss these issues with families multiple times in a week and am able to share options with them in their attempt to help. My guess is that there are many families my office does not have the opportunity to talk with who could benefit from the knowledge that there are options.

  • ‘Harden off’ plants before transplanting

    I can’t believe how quickly April has passed. Didn’t it just start? With 80-degree temperatures popping up, our mind goes in to summer mode and our flip flop/sandal brigade begins.

    There are two warning points that I want to make here. It is not summer yet and chiggers and ticks are out in force.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Auxiliary honors military children

    To the editor:

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 and Kentucky National Guard held the Military Child Appreciation Day April 16 at Post 34 in Lawrenceburg.

    A helicopter sat down on the Legion grounds for everyone to view the inside.

    Most activities were set up outside because of the beautiful weather. Each child received a backpack as they entered the gates and proceeded to each table to take the items they liked.