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Today's Opinions

  • Christians should unite for National Day of Prayer

    To the editor:
    Is America in a crisis? I believe so.
    I believe America is in a crisis of belief.
    Sometimes it seems like our world is spinning out of control.  Maybe it seems that your own life is spinning out of control.
    Do you often long for peace and tranquility? God won’t force himself in where he is not invited.
    Particularly, our government has been pushing God out of American life every way they can.
    God will keep out. “America, America, God shed his grace on thee. …”

  • CASA says thanks for successful auction

    To the editor:
    Court Appointed Special Advocates, which serves Franklin and Anderson counties, would like to thank you for your support of the “Bids for Kids” auction that benefited the CASA volunteer program.
    A special evening was held in Frankfort on April 19 in support of CASA. Donated artwork was auctioned and works for sale included framed and unframed landscapes, prints, watercolors, cityscapes, abstracts and more.
    Dinner was offered after the auction with a portion of all restaurant sales supporting CASA.

  • Hard work results in cleaner Wildcat Road

    To the editor:
    Thanks to a group of hard-working people, Wildcat Road is one step closer to becoming the pristine landscape it once was.
    Last week, tons of waste and garbage was removed from one of the prettiest one-mile stretches of road in Anderson County.
    I want to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who made possible this major cleanup project.

  • Offense is worst defense

    We’ve perfected the art of being offended.
    Correction.
    We love perfecting the art of being offended.
    People stumble all over themselves — and their computer keys — to be the first to offer their shock, disgust and outrage.
    Pick a war, any war: the war on Christmas, the war on women, even the ridiculously hyped presidential election doggie wars.
    Pick a side, and get your fake rage on.  
    I suppose it’s how you can remind yourself of your own humanity, that at least you’re not as bad as that guy.

  • Too chicken to fight fires, but at least firefighters aren’t

    Sweat stinging my eyes and breathing super-heated air, I exited a burning house last Saturday morning with a long-held belief firmly intact: Firefighters are absolutely out of their ever-lovin’ minds.
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes invited me to a house burning that morning near the Four Roses Distillery, saying that I could get a taste of what it’s like to be inside of a burning building.

  • Gardening is good way to combat food prices

    May is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but my engines are revving and it’s about time to let the clutch out.
    I’ve been working outside every possible moment, trying to get projects done before I get busier than a three-legged cat in the sand box.
    The frost nipped my beans on the night before we were supposed to get frost and killed off most of my early squash. I really wanted the beans to make it and they may yet, but I’m replanting.

  • No reason for ‘butchered’ Parkway, stink near college

    To the editor:
    You ask if something is bugging me, and I’ll say there is.
    Have you driven down the Blue Grass Parkway? It is an eyesore from exit 48 toward the Lawrenceburg exit. The trees on the side of the Parkway have just been butchered and hacked up. It looks like a tornado went through there.
    It’s shameful. What is it, laziness that they can’t do better than this?
    It’s ugly!
    Also, a lot of people were hit by tornadoes this year. Suppose they drive down the Parkway — big reminder, wouldn’t you say?

  • Don’t let cost chase fruits, veggies from plates

    The USDA low cost food plan allows 40 percent of the budget for vegetables and fruits.
    The plan calls for 2 – 3.5 cups of vegetables per day per person and 1.5 to 2.5 cups of fruits.  The amount depends on the age of the individual.
    The USDA plan calls for more vegetables and fruits than what people currently eat. I challenge you to look at your food budget to determine what percent you spend on fruits and vegetables.