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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Historic vote on health care step in right direction

    Wherever you stand on health care reform, even if you don’t stand anywhere, this past Sunday’s vote to change our health care system was historic.

    It is no less than the bill that enacted Medicare, and all Americans should be paying attention to what is happening right now in Congress.

  • COLUMN: Predicted early planting season means get started now

    Aren’t these longer days wonderful?

    The birds are happy. Each morning, as the dogs and I hit the porch, they serenade us. We all watch the day come to life and thank our lucky starts that we are here to enjoy it.

    Then the workday begins

  • COLUMN: Thank God for rain, firefighters

    Saturday produced a very stressful night of sleep — and not because the time changed.

    In fact, I was happy to take an hour cut in the time allotted to worry about waking up to see my parents’ house on fire. Let me explain.

    My husband and I drove back to Pineville on Saturday morning for a visit with my parents for the first time since Christmas. Overall, it was a great trip. We ate pizza, watched the Cats work their way to a Southeastern Conference championship and got to visit with our church (and biological) family members.

  • EDITORIAL: EDA shouldn't cover for fiscal court's failure

    An ongoing scam is being perpetrated on the people of Anderson County and most people aren’t even aware of it.

    Until now, that is.

    Unlike most scams, this one doesn’t leave women, children and the elderly among the most vulnerable. Instead, its primary victims are builders, developers and industrialists bent on bring jobs, prosperity and a better life to the people of Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Can I have my hour back, please?

    How could one little missing hour mess with my head so much?

    I woke up totally confused Sunday. My body felt like someone threw me off a cliff. I lurched from room to room; I had no energy. Since my body clock was being screwed up, so was my food clock. So, I ate all day long. (Excuses, excuses.)

  • Letters to the editor - 3.17

    Caleb’s family grateful for support

    To the editor:

    Once again, our community has opened its heart and wallets to support a family in crisis. I am amazed by the outpouring of support and encouragement Caleb Pack and his family have received from Anderson County citizens and from numerous other communities. Caleb is one of our precious students at Robert B. Turner Elementary School who has been in critical condition due to very serious medical conditions since Jan. 13. He remains at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Could diabetes be one of your family secrets?

    Do you know your family’s health history? Or is it like a secret no one wants to talk about? Many health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, run in families.

    Many people who get Type 2 diabetes have one or more family members with the disease.

    Knowing the health history of your siblings, parents and blood relatives is important because it gives you and your health care team information about your risk for developing health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes.

  • COLUMN: With spring looming, go ahead and rush summer along

    The birds are singing. The sun is shining. I’m coming out of hibernation. I have spring fever, bad.

    I got the bug the other day and went outside to play in the dirt. I didn’t stay long — it was 35 degrees. Soon those morning temps will be rising and I can’t wait.