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Today's Opinions

  • Would they look a dying man in eye?

    If my father lives long enough to make his annual trek to Lawrenceburg later this year, I’d like to introduce him to Gov. Beshear.

    Actually, I’d rather introduce him to Beshear and President Obama to see if either are man enough to look a dying man in the eye and still claim the health insurance scheme cooked up by Obama and endorsed by Beshear isn’t at least partly to blame.

    My guess is no.

  • Still singing after 40 years

    Those who know me best think I only recognize two music groups: 1. The Oak Ridge Boys 2. Everybody else.

    It’s not quite that way, but it’s close. What can I say?

    I was attending Oak Ridge Boys’ concerts before doing so was cool. I was listening to them when their hits were songs like “I Know” and “Jesus is the Man for the Hour.” A concert meant you got a chance to talk with them at a record table set up in a church foyer.

  • Education is the key to growing great tomatoes

    I’ve had a lot of folks asking me about tomatoes lately. Folks are wondering why their tomatoes aren’t turning and/or why they are so small. I ask what kind they planted and many times they don’t know. I can understand that. I grow so many different varieties I can’t remember all the names.

  • Safe to eat? Food safety myths

    Mayonnaise is not the culprit for food poisoning in the summer. It’s a myth that salads or any other food containing mayonnaise are a major source of food poisoning in hot weather.

  • How to establish late-summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    To increase your success rate, remember these four points:

  • Flag removal shows Gritton’s leadership

    Column as I see ’em …

    Sometimes I wonder if politicians really know what’s in store for them when they throw their metaphorical hats into the ring.

    Take Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton. When he decided to run for office, it’s a safe bet to say that the last thing he thought he’d be dealing with was same-sex marriage, let alone angst over a monument that has stood in front of the county courthouse since before anyone reading this column was born.

  • Something to sink my teeth into

    Recently a friend of mine had his wisdom teeth taken out and is still recovering from the procedure with the assistance of his new best friends: yogurt and Jell-O. It is only his second day of recovery and he is still telling anyone that will dare to listen about his overwhelming need for a cheeseburger.

  • A more thorough definition of marriage license

    On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it had voted 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage.

    This meant that all states are to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, as well requiring all states to allow this union.

    That same day, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office issued a directive to all 120 county clerk’s offices to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.