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Today's Opinions

  • Conway ‘misguided’ as cops play tax collector

    To the editor:
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s insistence on lowering the speed limit on Versailles Road is misguided.
    The recent accidents there were not caused by speed. They were caused by human error and/or carelessness.
    People drive what they feel is a safe and reasonable speed regardless of the speed limit, and lowering  already artificially low limits only creates another speed trap for police to use to create revenue.
    People are not going to slow down, but they can be made to drive more safely.

  • Conway’s speed limit request ‘ridiculous’

    To the editor:
    There is no doubt that accidents have been a common occurrence along the portion of US 62 between Hilltop Drive and the Kentucky River this year.
    We’ve seen numerous accidents involving cars striking deer, cars striking debris falling off trucks and vehicles striking other vehicles.
    It seems like the road has become significantly more dangerous lately. Unfortunately, some of the accidents along this stretch of road have been fatal this year.

  • A good sense of trust is hard to find

    Trust is becoming as rare as floppy disks these days.
    Both are relics for a future museum. I envision the working title: “Things Americans Once Used and Threw Away.”
    Other exhibits will showcase print volumes of the dictionary, instructions for dinner etiquette and glass milk bottles.
    Trust in anything — churches, media, banks, government, school districts — is becoming harder for people to commit to.  

  • Speeding tickets, not cars are flying on Versailles Road

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s kick off this week’s column with a bit of friendly advice.
    If you speed while driving on Versailles Road keep two things close at hand: your driver’s license and enough cash to pay for a speeding ticket.
    Since the tragic death of a Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on by a dump truck a couple of weeks ago, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has been on that road like a duck on a jitterbug.

  • As fall approaches, so does apple harvest

    As our garden harvests wind down there is another crop just getting into full swing. In today’s world, with grocery stores stocking their produce isles with almost everything all year round, it’s difficult to know when the real seasons occur. So let me announce right now to one and all, it’s apple season.

  • Proposed business not compatible with history of Mill Creek Pike area

    To the editor:
    The intent of the agricultural (A-1) zoning district is to preserve, promote and protect the rural character of the land and significant natural features. It is also to promote the general welfare, safety, and lessen traffic congestion for the citizens of Anderson County.

  • What have you sacrificed?

    Sacrifice.
    To appease the vengeful god known as the “economy,” it’s an imperative to offer our time, money and entertainment as budgetary sacrifices.
    No more vacations.
    Fewer trips to the salon or nail parlor. (There’s actually a direct relationship between the infrequency of haircuts and the depressed status of the economy, according to news reports).
    Want to start a family? If you’re anything like most young people in the U.S., you’ll want to wait.

  • Lower speed limit on Versailles Road now

    Column as I see ’em …
    Reducing the speed limit on Versailles Road isn’t going to bring back Marie Garmon or the other two women killed on that road last fall.
    It isn’t going to un-injure the woman whose car was rear-ended this summer, or any of the others hurt in the mounting number of accidents on that road.
    But it needs to happen, and it needs to happen now.