Today's Opinions

  • Kids will thank you someday for registering Republican

    To the editor:

    With the sad reality that global terrorism has become the priority issue, what is now the goal of our elected Democrats? They want to bow down to socialists around the world who enrich themselves with the global warming scam.

    Here in Kentucky, there’s only so much we can do about the global stage, but we can move our state toward a more common sense approach.

  • Dinner with Chrismans, Goodletts a privilege

    Column as I see ’em …

    A guy whose opinion I covet more than most once told me that being a journalist comes with a remarkable amount of responsibility intertwined with incredible privilege.

    The privilege portion was on full display Saturday night when I had the chance to enjoy the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas gala dinner with two very special families.

  • Vets can find help at food pantry

    Anderson County has a new resource for veterans and their families.

    The Open Hands Food Pantry received a grant from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky to fund these services. This is a pilot program funded by the Department of Defense to reach out to veterans and their families who live in rural areas.

    The grant provides services for all veterans without income qualification. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the veteran and their family, especially reaching out to those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

  • Mark these important dates for end of 2015

    As we approach the end of 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to write about topics that are very important during this time of year.

    Party changes

    We have experienced a higher than normal volume of registered voters asking questions about changing political parties. Anyone wishing to change party in order to vote in the May 17 primary must do so by Dec. 31, according to state law.

  • Pensions, budget key issues in next session

    By James A. Tipton, State Representative

    The 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is fast approaching. The legislature will convene on Jan. 5, 2016 and the 60-day session must be completed by April 15. The primary responsibility during this session is adopting a two-year general and road fund budget going into effect on July 1, 2016. During the 2016 session, along with my fellow legislators we will also consider approximately 1,000 pieces of proposed legislation. In a typical session, only 10-15 percent of proposed bills are actually signed into law.

  • Christmas gifts that show you care

    Welcome to December. I’d guess this is the busiest shopping month of the year and lots of folks love to do it. I’m just not one of them.

    Oh, sure, I don’t mind shopping for plants and seeds at farms and greenhouses. I also have a fondness for new boots. Barring those things, I have to almost be dragged into shopping.

    You’d think that would make me an ideal candidate for online shopping, right? Nope. Though I could be classified as a novice techie, I have shopped online. I do research items, but rarely buy online.

  • Sending Florida pennies for its thoughts

    Column as I see ’em ...

    If it weren’t enough that I returned home from Florida a few weeks ago worried sick about my dad, a couple of days later I got a letter from the Florida Department of Transportation telling me I had to pay a $3.28 fine for not paying a highway toll.

  • Extend Thanksgiving by finding ways to help others

    I am so thankful! I am thankful for you, my faithful readers and for the kindness of people in our county.

    I am thankful for family, friends and furballs! I am thankful for my faithful truck, my beautiful farm and a job that makes such a positive difference in the lives of others.

    If you ever wondered why you always see me smiling, this is why. I truly appreciate all that I have in life. I guess you could say I get to have Thanksgiving all year long.