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Today's Opinions

  • Newspaper’s Gator-hater owes child apology

    To the editor:

    Returning from a weeklong business trip I usually find pleasure in my local newspapers article(s) to catch up.

    In the snowman contest (page A11, Jan. 28) bottom center Adison Carrico built a snowman that had a Gator hat on it.

    It made me smile because the kids were having fun outside making snowmen. Then I started reading the captions below the photos.

    The caption below Adison's photo was seeded in a bullying manner that if asked, Adison probably didn't feel good about.

  • Those responsible for fiscal court deficit should fix it

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to a couple of things in the fiscal court story in the Jan. 21 edition of the paper.

    First of all, I am sure everyone was as shocked as I was at the news Anderson County might be facing a $400,000 deficit. Blaming the recycling center, etc., does not get the bills paid.  The number one priority should be, "What are we going to do to balance the budget?"

  • Obama trying to purchase unearned legacy

    To the editor:

    In 2009, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor that he had not earned. Since then, his bland descriptions of evildoers have confounded Republicans and related pundits. They probed too deeply. He is simply trying to earn the honor.

  • Bias in this paper?

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    If the article I wrote on the front page about school lunches made you grit your teeth, get a load of what I didn’t include in that piece.

    While interviewing Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Ronnie Fields, who doubles as the district’s food service director, we discussed the school lunch prices and what they said is a telling example of a federal government that is out of its ever-loving mind.

  • Column: Silent treatment on deficit won’t last long

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Column as I see ’em …

    Something tells me we won’t see very many repeat episodes of the silent treatment the fiscal court’s budget woes received during last Tuesday’s meeting.

    It was stunning, really, to sit through that meeting knowing full well the fiscal court is staring straight down the barrel of a $400,000 budget deficit and not hearing one single mention of that problem.

  • Put down burger, phone and just drive

    Distracted driving was in the news recently after a man in California was given a ticket for eating a burger while driving. There will be some people who will argue that was wrong.

    What I’m most concerned about is revisiting the subject of distracted driving so we are all safer on the road.

  • Don’t get lazy as the long cold winter continues to drag on

    Here today and gone tomorrow — that’s my kind of snow. All of you wishing for a snow day got your wish. Now, hush! This has been my warmest winter in Kentucky and I am loving it. Of course, I’m going to pay the price this spring when I try to use these muscles that have been hibernating.

  • Things I learned the hard way while walking with God

    By Eboney Whiteside

    Faith Columnist

    My walk with the Lord has not always been an easy one. I remember thinking when I dedicated my life to Jesus that everything around me was going to instantly change for the better.

    It was as if I thought God, this magical being, was sitting in Heaven ready to fulfil my every request whenever I wanted him to.

    Boy was I wrong.