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Today's Opinions

  • A bad rap for county coroner

    Column as I see ’em …
    In roughly a decade of covering the Anderson County Fiscal Court, I’ve never seen an elected official as publically dressed down as Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey was during last Tuesday’s meeting.
    That’s saying a lot, too, considering the contentiousness that has reared its head during the past 10 years as magistrates have squabbled over any number of issues.

  • Fresh, frozen or canned, spinach is always a hit

    Spinach is a popular vegetable. It’s been on the American plate since the 1800s.
    Adding spinach to a sandwich instead of lettuce may be new for some people. However spinach is very versatile. It can be served fresh in salads and sandwiches and used fresh, frozen or canned in soups, dips, smoothies and pasta dishes. A quick side dish can be made by simply sautéing spinach and adding a little vinegar and grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Friday is potato planting day

    One of my favorite things about Daylight Savings Time is I sleep in until 6 a.m. Another is to be able to get some outside chores done after I get home from work this time of year. In another week I’ll be back up at 5 a.m. again, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts, even if it is only a mind prank.

  • Project Graduation seeks donations

    To the editor:
    First and foremost, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each business, individual or group that has eagerly contributed to the 2016 Project Graduation event.
    If you have contributed in the past and have not been contacted this year for a contribution, we apologize and would like to take this opportunity to appeal to our community to help with the costs associated with this event. Project Graduation is funded entirely by donations and is coordinated by a group of parents of the 2016 graduating class.

  • Needle exchange here not likely

    Column as I see ’em …
    Will Anderson become the seventh county in Kentucky to establish a needle exchange program?
    At the risk of running afoul on Facebook again this week with a local group that admirably advocates and seeks solutions for their addicted loved ones, my guess is probably not.
    The county’s health board dabbled with the notion Monday night before creating a committee to deal with the issue that will include (if there are any volunteers) members of the fiscal court, city council, EMS and police.

  • Legislative spotlight turns to budget

    Frankfort was abuzz this past week as the spotlight turned to budget negotiations, last-minute bill filings, and movement on critical pieces of legislation.
    The men and women who served in World War II are our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. They are also our heroes — members of “The Greatest Generation” that grew out of the Great Depression and went on to win the world’s freedom in battle and on the home front.

  • When landscaping around house, think permanent

    I finally got to play in the dirt. My free time and good weather don’t always coincide, so Saturday was a real treat. I uncovered the strawberries from the weeds and straw, planted zinnias and generally picked and put. A drone would have captured me in jeans, tank top, muck boots and a giant smile.

  • Know the keys to creating good grazing system

    Rotational grazing can help producers increase forage productivity, which can increase the profitability of an operation.
    Additional benefits to implementing a rotational grazing system include: reduced supplemental feed costs, improved animal distribution and forage utilization, improved manure distribution and nutrient use, and many more. While many producers want to achieve these benefits, many struggle with implementing a system to achieve their grazing goals.