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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Tell senators to support HB31 to preserve landowner's rights

    To the editor:

    Do we live in a democracy? The dictionary defines a democracy as a form of  government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised  by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

    The passage of HB 31 by the House was an indication of democracy at work –  a case of private property rights versus corporate interests. This bill  prohibits the use of eminent domain by developers of hazardous natural gas liquids pipelines.

  • Janis Buntain, 57

    Janis Buntain, 57, Mt. Eden, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at her home. 

    Survivors included her husband, Larry Buntain; two sons, James Tyler and Christian Buntain; one stepson, Larry Buntain, Jr.; one stepdaughter, Juanita Buntain; and her mother, Frances Parsley of Indianapolis.

    Funeral services were Friday at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Mt. Eden.  Burial was in Best Cemetery.

    Arrangements were by Webb Funeral Home.

  • Tilling garden now gives head start to garden

    I know it’s March. Tournament basketball is on TV. So, where is that spring weather?

    Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring, and I believe we are all looking forward to a little more warmth.  But the “old man” just doesn’t seem to want to go. On the bright side, the Earth is shifting, so warmth will eventually get here. When the mercury does rise to the upper 90s and people start complaining, I’m going to speak two words to them. (No, not those two words.) I’ll simply say, “Beats winter!”

  • Fresh green beans best when picked before seeds develop in pod

    By Joan Martin

    Guest columnist

    There have been a few days lately when it looked like it might be time to start gardening, or at least tilling.

    Frozen vegetables are OK when there’s nothing in the garden, but I love fresh veggies. Green beans, also known as snap or string beans, are the most popular edible pod bean in the country. I prefer to grow bush beans because I don’t want to bother with supports.

  • Risks posed by Bluegrass Pipeline not worth the price we'll all pay

    Don't believe the Hype

  • Thanks for ‘Toys for Tots’ donations

    To the editor:
    We wish to extend our gratitude and special thanks to all the generous people of Lawrenceburg, for all the money and toys that you gave to the “Toys for Tots” program.
    Without your generous donations many children would have a happy Christmas this year.
    A special thanks to Walmart and Dollar General for allowing us to set up and collect the toys and money. A special thanks to Farmers Bank, Town and County Bank and Trust Co., and Smith’s Grocery for allowing us to put donation containers in their businesses.

  • Politicians aren’t concerned about passing along debt to posterity

    To the editor:
    Politicians in Congress and in the White House often lament, “We’re passing our debt along to our children and grandchildren” or “the full faith and credit of the United States must not be put at risk.” The frequency of their lamentations has reduced the two quotations to meaningless sounds that only convey their hypocrisy.

  • Come up with a family safety plan before tornado season hits

    Tornadoes can occur at any time of the year in the United States. In Kentucky, peak tornado occurrence is March through May, with secondary tornado maximum occurrences in September through November. Tornadoes occur at all hours of the day and night but are most likely to occur between 3 and 9 p.m.