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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Longer days means early harvest close at hand

    Sunshine! I am so glad to see the sun and feel its warmth.

    Did it seem like a long winter to you? We now have over 13 hours of daylight and the spring vegetables are getting bigger by the day. As the weather improves, we won’t be the only ones getting out and about more.

    Start keeping a close eye on your crops for insect damage. Aphids, cabbage worms, slugs, snails and mites will start to look for food and your harvest is in their sights. A strong blast of water will usually knock them off. You can also use insecticidal soap spray to keep them from coming back.

  • COLUMN: Pass the Kleenex, the children are singing again

    You might consider me a bit of pansy or, at the very least, overly emotional because I usually get sappy and teary-eyed when I hear children sing.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t start bawling when a random child bursts into a mediocre version of “I’m a Little Teapot” on television, but my eyes get a little misty when children put forth an effort and believe in themselves and what they’re singing.

  • Letters to the Editor - 4.22

    Drunk in church, not booze, is disrespectful

    To the editor:

    I choose not to drink alcohol. I have not had a drop in almost 15 years.

    The decision to not drink alcohol is a personal decision, just like the decision to consume alcohol is also a personal decision.

    I am not anti-alcohol. I keep alcohol in my home so if guests decide to drink a beer they can; it’s their choice.

  • COLUMN: A golf fan a year in the making

    Dear golf lovers, I used to be one of your worst enemies, but time has turned me into one of your allies.

    No, I’m not leaving The Anderson News to pursue a career in the LPGA, but I have grown to be not only tolerant, but appreciative of the sport.

    About a year ago, I wouldn’t have been caught dead watching golf on television. I could understand that some people (not me) would be able to enjoy playing the game, but to sit for hours and just watch it seemed like a boring waste of time.

  • COLUMN: Raise a glass to Wild Turkey and Sunday package sales

    Column as I see ’em ...

    The sale of Wild Turkey is among the best economic news Anderson County has seen in some time.

    No knock against the soon-to-be former owners, but Campari appears to be a terrific company and well positioned to make one of the world’s best-known bourbons stake an even greater claim in the spirits market.

  • COLUMN: Tips to keep critters off your plants and trees

    Temperatures in the 60s one day and snow the next. Welcome to spring in Kentucky, where all four seasons seem to fight for dominance in April.

    We average about 11 inches of rain this month, so be thankful for the winds. They dry out the soil so we can plant. The temperatures will keep ranging, but eventually we will have more warm than cold.

  • Letters to the Editor - 4.15

    Article ‘defamed’ dog owner

    To the editor:

    In response to the article, “Harrodsburg Road boy, 11, mauled by pit bull mix,” in the paper on April 8.

    I would like to express disagreement with the validity of the information of the report. I want to express that this article was defamation of character on my father’s behalf. Defamation of an individual is when a false statement is made causing the individual to suffer harm and these damages are usually harmful to the individual’s reputation.

  • COLUMN: Singing praises of ACM awards

    Country music and its fans aren’t typically labeled as being progressive or ahead of the curve, but the Academy of Country Music took a giant step forward Sunday night.

    Women ruled the awards show, and — continuing in my “Go women!” mentality from last week — I couldn’t be happier.

    I’ve always been a fan of a woman who can flat out sing, and if she has the talent to write her own masterpieces, that’s just the icing on the cake. At least six of these women were honored this past weekend at the ACM awards.