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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: It's a great time to start planting root crops

    Wow. March is over? I swear, the closer we get to summer, the more time speeds up. Good Friday is almost upon us and I have the day off. I’ll be planting my spuds. The moon is waning, which is perfect for below ground crops, and the weather forecast is good. That almost never happens for me and I’m thrilled.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.31

    Challenge to health care reform should continue

    To the editor:

    As most people are aware, opponents to the health care reform legislation have been a growing majority in America.

    On the one hand, there are many good things about the reform: more people in need will be covered under government aid similar to Medicaid. People will not lose coverage just because they have changed jobs. And those with preexisting conditions will have access to health insurance.

  • COLUMN: Taking my own ad-'vice'

    A very good friend of mine recently stopped smoking only to turn around and start again six months later.

    “I quit for six months, so I know, if I need to, I can quit again,” she said. “I have to have a vice, Shannon.”

    I love her reasoning (please, sense the sarcasm), because to me, that says, “I quit, but realized six months later, I still needed a cigarette.”

    I only pester her because I love her and because I want her to be around as long as possible.

  • EDITORIAL: Public evaluations are best for students

    It’s impossible to even begin doubting state Rep. Kent Stevens’ sincerity when he discusses his passion for doing what’s right for Kentucky’s students.

    Stevens claims that his vote to overturn a long-standing law that requires school boards to evaluate superintendents in public is for the “betterment of students,” but on that count we disagree.

    Instead, allowing school board members to discuss their thoughts about a superintendent in private does nothing to serve students, their parents or the taxpayers who keep schools afloat.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.24

    Deputies thank Burkhead for ad, support Young for sheriff

    To the editor:

    In response to a political ad that was addressed to “Anderson County Residents and Sheriff’s Deputies” in The Anderson News, March 17 edition, we, the undersigned deputies of your Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, would like to share the following with the people of Anderson County, our fellow citizens:

  • COLUMN: Tips to 'spring clean' your closet

    Spring is here — it’s finally official, and it’s finally time to switch out our sweaters and boots for T-shirts and sandals.

    OK, so I did this several weeks ago, but I didn’t get around to bringing out the summer clothes and cleaning out my closet until this past weekend.

    My closet is full — too full, if you ask my husband. For every article of clothing he has hanging up, I probably have five.

  • COLUMN: Census only widens country's racial divide

    Guest columnist Joan Burke opined several weeks ago that the growing opposition to Barack Obama is based primarily on racism.

    Instead of casting racial slurs against those whose dissention is based in philosophical and constitutional belief, I propose we instead examine a topic that is essentially racist to its core: the ongoing census.

    Outrageous, you say? Not at all, particularly when one looks beyond the notion that the census is a benevolent attempt to simply count noses.

  • 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.