Today's Opinions

  • Band of Brothers serves community well

    To the editor:
    At a recent boys’ and girls’ basketball game, the Band of Brothers Community Service Organization, along with Morgan Norton, Allie Rogers, Brittany House, Haley Elder, Lauren Fowler and Abby Pike, collected donations for our local food pantry.
    The Band of Brothers is a group of senior football players who have determined they would like to serve their community.
    Serve they did.
    With the help of the beautiful young ladies, they collected at the gate, concessions area and throughout the crowd during both ball games.

  • Why is library restricting toll-free calls?

    To the editor:
    Egads! Now I cannot even make a toll free phone call from the Anderson Public Library.
    I can’t call to look for a job in Frankfort, Harrodsburg or Versailles, now not even toll free calls.
    Someone please tell me why I pay taxes for this public facility? Where is all the money being spent? It is not in giving me a job when they were hiring.
    There’s no work in Lawrenceburg, and that’s as far as local phone goes; this is a scam worthy of its own post.

  • Go ahead, close Wildcat Road

    To the editor:
    While raising funds for my kids’ team, I’ve had the opportunity to see the best that Anderson County has to offer, as well as some of the worst.
    As part of a grant secured by the county, we participated in 11 miles of road clean up. This was a great opportunity for us to give back to the community and earn much-needed funds in the process.

  • Angry over lights, road to Mickey D’s

    To the editor:
    Is anyone else getting tired of the red light at Main and Woodford?
    Why is it they put a turn light on Woodford Street and not one for Main Street?
    There is so much trouble turning from Main Street to Woodford Street, unless you get lucky and can miss a car and do a quick turn.
    The same issue exists at US 127 Bypass and Glensboro Road. Why is there not a turn light there, either?
    Oh, and another thing. When is someone going to take responsibility for the road into the new McDonald’s?

  • Early warmth sure to spawn plenty of pests

    As I write, Mother Nature is watering my garden. Listening to the patter of rain on the skylight is always peaceful. I think I can almost hear the couch and a book calling my name, but spring has sprung. There’s work to do, even in the rain.
    My peach and pear trees are enjoying their first blooming on the farm. The strawberries are starting to flower and so are my beautiful blue phlox.
    My asters are budding out, too.

  • The things we still carry

    I wonder what I’ll carry when I die.
    Probably my cell phone.
    Obviously, regrets. Maybe a pen or two.  
    Trayvon Martin, 17, was carrying Skittles and a bottle of iced tea.
    And now, the weight of a country more divided on race than we’d like to think.
    In the last few weeks, Martin’s tragic death incited anger against many — the NRA, racism, gun laws, government, police and vigilantes — with few answers to pacify the outrage.

  • Board of health just keeps getting better

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s start this week’s column off with some good news for a change, OK?
    One of former health director Brandon Hurley’s biggest supporters on the Anderson County Board of Health is no longer there, I’m happy to report.
    Joy Hoskins, a nurse who works for the state health department, was not reappointed.
    That’s a fact. Of course that wasn’t supposed to be known, so the official word from people in Frankfort who ultimately dodged my questions is that she “resigned.”

  • Thoughts on preserving the fruits (and veggies) of your labor

    I’m thinking about canning, pickling and jams, and I haven’t even planted the first seed.
    I’m hoping for good production from my garden. I don’t want to put all the work into it and just get enough to eat fresh.  
    We have a wonderful publication on Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky ID-128. You can search it on-line or you can pick up a free copy at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Limited supplies of the publication are available.