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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Swatting away weak arguments on pit bulls

    I hope each week that editorials and columns I write will draw opposing opinions, especially those that are reasonable and well thought out.

    So when gardening columnist and apparent pit bull apologist Cheryl Steenerson called and said she was going to set me straight after last week’s editorial about pits, I welcomed her letter with glee. (See her letter on this page).

  • EDITORIAL: Enough is enough

    What’s it going to take for city and county lawmakers to wake up and smell the pit bull doo-doo?

    For the third time in as many weeks those sworn to protect and serve had to kill dogs in the line of duty, the third coming last Thursday when a pair of pits reportedly terrorized the community around David Drive.

    Unlike the first two instances, these pits launched their attack on two other dogs, killing a black lab and mauling another.

  • 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.