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Today's Opinions

  • Pass survival skills down to children

    You could say I got my start on this day, 90 years ago. History shapes us all, whether we realize it or not. Those who know me, know that I’ve never met a stranger, am fairly athletic and love to share stories with humor. In my much younger days I danced, a lot. I got all those traits from my father, Jack.

  • Writer wrong about faith columnist

    To the editor:

    When I opened Aug. 2 edition of The Anderson News, I was shocked and more than a little dismayed to read the letter to the editor headlined “Columnist’s condemnations drive away non-believers.”

    The columnist referred to here is me. I can tell you in all sincerity that condemnation of anybody is not nor ever would be my agenda. My job is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the old preachers said before he can preach the love, grace and forgiveness of Christ, he had to preach the law, judgment and repentance.”

  • Beshear warns of Vets scam

    A caller from a sham charity dubbed “Coalition for Veterans of America” is preying upon Kentuckians’ goodwill toward veterans and veteran causes, Attorney General Andy Beshear said, according to a news release.

    The Attorney General’s office has received multiple reports from Kentuckians saying a caller claiming to be with the “Coalition for Veterans of America” is seeking donations to help cover Veterans Affairs medical bills and aid homeless veterans.

  • The sound, fury of our Tweeter-in-Chief

    The president does not hold press conferences to push his agenda. He does not preside over town halls, taking questions from constituents, nor does he explain policy from the podium. He does not speak to his Attorney General when he is displeased. 

    He tweets.

  • Plan ahead for August chores

    Happy August.

    Anyone else notice the cooler than average temperatures we’ve been having? I just checked the Old Farmer’s Almanac and it’s calling for cooler than average temperatures the whole month. No worries though because September is forecast to be hotter than normal.

    The weather has been a bit unusual all summer. Morning temps in the 50s is just wacky. We’re already up 3 inches in normal rainfall for the year. I’m really hoping that the wet summer means a dry winter.

  • Actuarial integrity key to repairing pension

    By Jim Waters

    Any retiree who worked as an engineer in building and repairing Kentucky’s buildings, highways and bridges should concur with a hearty “Amen!” for structural integrity, which indicates the ability of a structure to withstand a certain amount of intended weight without failing, fracturing or otherwise weakening.

    If Kentucky is to fix its pension mess, then “actuarial integrity” must become to its defined-benefit system what structural integrity is to its physical infrastructure.

  • Beware the Skimmer

    By Ryan Quarles

    Kentucky Commissioner

    of Agriculture

    Summer is a great time to make memories with family and friends. Whether you are spending your summer out on the farm, driving to your local ice cream shop, or hitting the road for a vacation, Kentuckians should be on the lookout for preying credit card skimmers seeking to steal sensitive information while you fill up your gas tank.

  • Columnist’s condemnations drive away non-believers

    To the editor:

    Two things captured my immediate attention as I read church page columnist Gary Thompson’s piece in the July 5 edition of The Anderson News.

    One is quite true as he expressed a personal fear: “My fear is that I come across as being only negative or admonishing.” That is actually true as each week if I were an unbeliever and not a believer in Jesus Christ, I would walk away with a feeling of condemnation following the readings.