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Today's Opinions

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April, 1906, leaving no children.

    Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21.

    Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, New York.

  • Juror speaks out on Nutgrass verdict

    To the editor:

    The letter said to report for jury duty. I can do this, I told myself. I’m honest and would do my best to be fair. Little did I ever dream I would be in court until 10 p.m.

    Interesting? One of the jurors whispered to me, “This is so boring. I wish they would talk about something else.” Fat chance of that happening, I thought.

    To be real frank, it is the worst job I’ve ever had. Next time I have jury duty, I’ll relocate to Canada.

  • Apples, sweet potatoes make perfect pair

    Try something different this year when planning your holiday meals. Add more fruits and vegetables, which also adds more nutrition. Your family may love them and start a new tradition.

    Apples and sweet potatoes make a tasty combination. They are two of nature’s great nutritional gifts, and even the wrapping is edible. They are low in calories, fat, and sodium. They are cholesterol free and are an excellent source of fiber.

    They also contain many of the phyto-chemicals that research shows may play an important role in preventing disease.

  • YKK thankful for response

    To the editor:

    During the holiday season we often reflect on everything that we have to be thankful for. I want to publicly thank all the Anderson County residents who donated to our food and toy drive for Open Hands Food Pantry.

    The response from our community was overwhelming! I would also like to thank Walmart and their employees for allowing us to park our large box truck and solicit donations.

    In addition, Walmart was also generous enough to donate numerous items as well.

  • Churches going extra mile for Red Cross

    To the editor:

    This past Saturday, the American Red Cross held a class on operating a disaster shelter at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

    We had over 20 volunteer workers, all now members of the Red Cross.

    The volunteers were from St. Lawrence and Ninevah Christian Church, both of which are shelter sites. We also had 13 people who were from Sand Spring Baptist Church, who came because of miscommunication. Their class will be after Christmas, and I have to apologize for the mistake.

  • Hello, Rosie, goodbye stupid recycling bins

    Column as I see ’em …

    It was with no small amount of pleasure that I sat through a meeting Monday night that will drive yet another nail into the county’s recycling program, hopefully for good.

    A group called Bluegrass Greensource invited me to sit in, not as a reporter but as someone who might be willing to share his views on how to implement a program that calls for Republic Services to provide curbside pickup of recyclables.

  • Tips to keep children safe in the kitchen during holidays

    Holidays are a busy time in the kitchen for many families. Gifts are made, special foods are prepared and unfamiliar foods may be within reach of children. Parents need to be careful about the foods available to the children.

    Keep small, chopped foods - choking hazards – away from children under two. This may include chopped vegetables such as raw carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. Cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes should also be out of reach for children under two.

  • Can lawn be eco friendly and attract bees?

    Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking for ways for home lawns to give Mother Nature a helping hand.

    Gregg Munshaw, UK turf extension specialist, and Dan Potter, UK entomology professor, are studying the benefits of white clover as a habitat for pollinators and as a way to reduce nitrogen fertilizer applications.