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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Now’s the time to reconsider victory gardens

    As we gear up to grow our gardens, I thought it’d be a perfect time for a little history lesson. A walk down memory lane from a 1900s issues of Stars and Stripes provides a vast amount of facts.

    While our soldiers were fighting in World War II, the people of this country were called to do everything they could to help support them. One of those things were war gardens, better known as victory gardens.

  • COLUMN: Tawdry tryst leaves taxpayers badly used

    You would think the fiscal court would have least given taxpayers a kiss on the cheek or cab fare home after taking such thorough advantage of them.

    The fiscal court used the timeless art of seduction exceptionally well in 2008, luring taxpayers into its parlor and whispering what now amount to sweet nothings in their ears.

    Those nothings included promises in the form of unanimous votes to reduce the county’s debt and sink additional money into its crumbling roads.

  • COLUMN: Websites offer array of ideas for Valentine's Day gifts

    Valentine’s Day is not for lovers — it’s for those who plan well and well in advance.

    But most of us — myself included — aren’t like that, yet we still have to come up with some gifting options.

    With the help of About.com, eHow.com and some good old-fashioned thinking of my own, I thought I’d share a few last minute gift ideas in case you are even further behind in your planning than me.

    E-gift cards

  • COLUMN: Texts offer health tips for expectant mothers

    Expectant mothers are getting a new tool to help keep themselves and their babies healthy: pregnancy tips sent directly to their cell phones.

    The so-called text4baby campaign is the first free, health education program in the country to harness the reach of mobile phones, according to its sponsors, which include Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, WellPoint and CareFirst BlueCross and Blue Shield. Wireless carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have agreed to waive all fees for receiving the texts.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.10

    Milams say thanks for cards, prayers

    To the editor:

    We want to express a sincere note of gratitude for all of the phone calls, get well cards and prayers Courtney has received both before and since her ACL surgery.

    We are happy to report that her surgery went well and she is already undergoing therapy that will continue for the next eight months. It’s times like these that knowing you have such support helps you to recover even sooner.

    Thanks again.

    Joe Milam and family

    Lawrenceburg

  • COLUMN: Wannabes making hay at incumbent's expense

    People in communities founded in the agrarian ethos such as ours certainly understand the old adage that calls on them to “make hay when the sun shines.”

    Even city folks here know that means hay should be baled and stored when dry, less the farmer risk rotting his haul or setting his hay loft ablaze via spontaneous combustion.

    In other words, don’t bale wet hay.

    That adage is not lost on politicians, national or otherwise.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.3

    Anderson News is ‘best small-town newspaper’

    To the editor:

    My warmest congratulations to the staff of The Anderson News for the skills and hard work that always characterize the earning of any worthwhile achievement or recognition. 

    The Kentucky Press Association’s awards were indeed earned in the purest sense of that word.

  • COLUMN: Students pave the way with fundraising efforts

    With each day that passes, students here find a new way to make me proud to cover education in Anderson County.

    In a few short weeks, students all across the district donated enough (whether monetarily or with tangible items) to send over $2,500 and a truck load of supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti.

    And because I’m fairly certain I’m not aware of all of the existing projects, the grand totals are sure to be much more than that.