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Today's Opinions

  • Big shout out to firefighters

    To the editor:

    I am writing to send a big thank you to the men and women in the local volunteer dire department who came to our rescue April 1.

    My hero, my son Kaleb Diaz who is 10 years old, called 911 and the fire and rescue were there within minutes to extinguish the fire that had gotten out of control when simply trying to burn leaves in the ditch line.

  • Big shout out to firefighters

    To the editor:

    I am writing to send a big thank you to the men and women in the local volunteer dire department who came to our rescue April 1.

    My hero, my son Kaleb Diaz who is 10 years old, called 911 and the fire and rescue were there within minutes to extinguish the fire that had gotten out of control when simply trying to burn leaves in the ditch line.

  • Thankful for Boot Drive

     

    To the editor:

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Anderson County Ad Hoc Committee for CASA held its annual Boot Drive April 4.

    Thanks to city firefighters Katherine Read, Michaela McCane, Morgan Penn, Tim Read, Theresa Fannin, T.J. Hannah and Allen Davenport, we doubled the money we raised last year.

  • Heroin bust a reason to cheer

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    It was with great pleasure that I photographed the scene of a heroin bust conducted early Monday evening by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    When it comes to police getting that garbage off the streets, the dispassionate journalist in me takes a vacation and I actually feel like cheering while taking photos.

    Lawrenceburg, like so many other communities in Kentucky and across the country, is lousy with heroin and the problem continues to get worse.

  • Gas pains for most, good deal for few

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’ve heard several rumors lately about what might be coming to the land purchased several months ago by the joint economic development authority just south of the Bluegrass Parkway. I can neither confirm nor deny any of them, but have my doubts anything will be locating there anytime soon.

    The problem is natural gas. That location doesn’t have it and getting it there will require someone to spend millions to do so.

  • Salvaging belongings in wake of the flood

    Anderson County as well as surrounding counties have experienced flooding. Recovery after the flooding presents many challenges.

    Read about salvaging large appliances and carpeting and other flooring. The bad news is that frequently neither large appliances nor flooring can be saved.

    It’s hard to say whether it’s harder to clean up after a flood or a fire. I personally think it’s more of a challenge after a flood.

    Large electrical appliances

  • Harrison’s words a reflection of society

    By now you know what Andrew Harrison supposedly said.

    If you don’t know what the University of Kentucky basketball player uttered Saturday after the Wildcats were ousted from the NCAA Tournament, you obviously haven’t been paying attention.

    In case you really did miss it, here is a little refresher.

  • Spring a good time to be weather aware

    This is a good time of year to see how weather aware you are in your household.

    You don’t have to be a weather nut like me to take common sense precautions. Check your batteries in your flashlights. Bring pets inside. Check on a neighbor. Make sure the sump pump is working, if you have one.

    Last, but not least, make sure you have discussed hazardous spring weather with your family and make a plan on what to do and where to go.