Today's Opinions

  • Do chores before snow begins to fly

    Did anyone else feel like winter came up and smacked us in the back of the head this weekend? Talk about a wake up. Just as my body was adapting to the cold, Sunday rolled around and I was sweating in 74-degree weather. October really is a yo-yo month.

    This is the time of year when people seem susceptible to getting sick. How many people do you know who recently got a bug? I blame it on the ups and downs of weather, and our lifestyles. Taking care of you is a much better alternative to getting sick.

  • Time for trains to get out of town

    Column as I see ’em …

    Trains, specifically ones that travel through Lawrenceburg, are a pain right in the butt.

    It never seems to fail. You’re in a hurry to somewhere and, sure enough, a stopped or nearly stopped train is blocking each the city’s main thoroughfares.

    We’ve all been through it. You’re running late and a train is blocking Court Street, Woodford Street and Main Street all at the same time and, if you’re really unfortunate, the crossing on Bond Lillard, too.

  • Amaze your friends with this very unique use of vodka

    Well, it’s here. Equal days and equal nights just cruised into town.

    Fall marks that slow march into more dark than light, for our non-summer pleasure. October does have its good points. As the chlorophyll levels drop in the leaves, their true colors pop. Bight gold next to crimson red sure makes for a beautiful sight. We also don’t have to mow as much, thought this drought helped us with that one.

  • Now’s a perfect time to have soil analyzed

    Fall is a great time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

    Doing it now can allow you plenty of time to follow fertility recommendations before planting season, and that could end up saving you time and money.

    When you receive the soil test results, look at the recommendations for lime and pH, a measure of soil acidity that affects plants’ uptake of all nutrients. If the soil pH is too low, it decreases the uptake of essential nutrients, and elements like aluminum and manganese can become toxic to growing plant roots.

  • We’re doing just fine, thank you

    Column as I see ’em …

    Being that those reading this newspaper are the ones paying the bills around here, I figured the onset of National Newspaper Week (Oct. 4-10) is the perfect time to give you a state of your newspaper address of sorts.

    Unlike politicians who spin a lot of misery into fool’s gold, I’ll simply stick to the facts and get to it.

  • Adopted pet becomes member of family

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest Columnist

    It has almost been a year and I think of how our lives have changed since Kena came into our lives.

    I still remember the day we beat a path to the Anderson Humane Society that Saturday afternoon. Nothing like waiting to the last minute, huh?

  • Timely information as General Election nears

    By Jason Denny

    Anderson County Clerk

    As we near the Nov. 3 General Election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times.

    We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.

    Currently: Mail-in ballots are being sent out daily. Call our office to request an application.

    Oct. 3: Inspection of voting equipment at 8:30 a.m. at the clerk’s office.

  • Don’t let loved ones fall victim to fraud

    Anyone with money can be a victim of fraud. Children are not exempt from fraud and neither are senior adults.  Everyone in between can also be subject to fraudulent financial transactions and identity theft.

    Sometimes family members are the culprits.

    Look for these signs. If you have power of attorney for someone, you should be especially vigilant about these concerns.

    You or your loved one thinks money or property is missing.