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Today's Opinions

  • Better mousetrap? Try duct tape, steel wool

    I love the way Mother Nature adapts us to her weather with a cold one day and hot the next.

    We’ve entered the all-season month. October gives us time to adjust to the coming cold and get all those outside chores done, before we start to hibernate, and we’re not alone. Lots of four legged critters are looking for their warm winter home.

  • Conway remains Anderson’s best choice for judge-executive

    To the editor:

    It’s nearly election time and I’m writing in support of our current county judge-executive, John Wayne Conway.

    I graduated with John Wayne and his high school sweetheart, Kathy Young Conway, from Western in 1973.

    They have two fine sons and now they also have those ever-so-precious grandchildren. They are just like you and me; they are hard working, love their family and love this county.

  • Time for ‘sentinels of democracy’ to fulfill duties

    To the editor:

    Our elected leaders in Washington are the only real threats to America.

    China will have a larger Navy than America in six years.

    While our elected leaders built bridges to nowhere, the Chinese were building warships paid for by American taxpayers. From Jan. 1 through Aug. 31, 2014, interest on our debt was $411,217,855,816.94. That amount times six years will pay for China’s navel expansion and buy munitions for the other nations that hold our debt and old grudges.

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  • Using old wives’ tales to predict winter

    Welcome to October. Let the leaves come tumbling down. Our leaves have started to show their true colors and while they do look beautiful hanging from the trees, the sooner they make a carpet the happier I’ll be. Weather folklore says the longer they hang on the tree, the worse winter will be.

  • Might be a good year for creep feeding calves

    With record-high cattle prices, many Kentucky beef producers might look to creep feeding to put additional weight on calves before weaning.

    Beef specialist’s at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture usually are very cautious of the recommendation that we creep feed calves however, they believe creep feeding may provide an opportunity this year. If producers are careful, they could cash in.

  • Lack of Burgoo Festival promotion sparks questions about leadership

    To the editor:

    When will folks who run our government, social organizations, etc., wake up and realize there is something outside of Anderson County?

    Last [week] while watching the weather on LEX18, I saw a short heads up on the West Liberty Sorghum Festival, but nothing about the Burgoo Festival, practically next door.

    I also saw nothing on Kentucky Living magazine’s calendar of events.

  • Here’s why Tim is the ‘Wright’ man for the job

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I can hear them now, the handful people who actually supported a new health department building a few years ago, wising off about how history has proved them correct and me and thousands like me wrong about how unnecessary that building was.

    For those who missed the story on A1, the health department is opening a family care clinic next month that will solve the dilemma of where Medicaid patients can receive care, as well as being open to the privately insured.