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Today's Opinions

  • Mark these important dates for end of 2015

    As we approach the end of 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to write about topics that are very important during this time of year.

    Party changes

    We have experienced a higher than normal volume of registered voters asking questions about changing political parties. Anyone wishing to change party in order to vote in the May 17 primary must do so by Dec. 31, according to state law.

  • Pensions, budget key issues in next session

    By James A. Tipton, State Representative

    The 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is fast approaching. The legislature will convene on Jan. 5, 2016 and the 60-day session must be completed by April 15. The primary responsibility during this session is adopting a two-year general and road fund budget going into effect on July 1, 2016. During the 2016 session, along with my fellow legislators we will also consider approximately 1,000 pieces of proposed legislation. In a typical session, only 10-15 percent of proposed bills are actually signed into law.

  • Christmas gifts that show you care

    Welcome to December. I’d guess this is the busiest shopping month of the year and lots of folks love to do it. I’m just not one of them.

    Oh, sure, I don’t mind shopping for plants and seeds at farms and greenhouses. I also have a fondness for new boots. Barring those things, I have to almost be dragged into shopping.

    You’d think that would make me an ideal candidate for online shopping, right? Nope. Though I could be classified as a novice techie, I have shopped online. I do research items, but rarely buy online.

  • Sending Florida pennies for its thoughts

    Column as I see ’em ...

    If it weren’t enough that I returned home from Florida a few weeks ago worried sick about my dad, a couple of days later I got a letter from the Florida Department of Transportation telling me I had to pay a $3.28 fine for not paying a highway toll.

  • Extend Thanksgiving by finding ways to help others

    I am so thankful! I am thankful for you, my faithful readers and for the kindness of people in our county.

    I am thankful for family, friends and furballs! I am thankful for my faithful truck, my beautiful farm and a job that makes such a positive difference in the lives of others.

    If you ever wondered why you always see me smiling, this is why. I truly appreciate all that I have in life. I guess you could say I get to have Thanksgiving all year long.

  • Legion Auxiliary, veterans always deserve our thanks

    To the editor:

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 for hosting the veterans service Nov. 8.

    I had the distinct privilege of attending this function, along with Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Votaw, who is himself an Army veteran. As I listened to the many speakers, I thought how proud I would have been to bring my dad to this event had he been alive.

  • Try these recipes to help keep your holiday feast a bit more healthful

    November is diabetes awareness month. It’s also the beginning of the holiday season of feasting.

    The following recipes are suitable for someone with diabetes or anyone who wants to eat healthier.

    Be mindful of calories and portion sizes. Remember that what you eat is only 50 percent of the weight management plan. The other 50 percent is increasing physical activity and strength building exercise.

    My family loves the double layer pumpkin pie and would rather have this dessert on Thanksgiving instead of traditional pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

  • Christensen worked to restore old Glensboro schoolhouse

     

    To the editor:

    I have wondered what will become of Glensboro School. I am a friend of Marcella Rose Christensen and Mike Christensen, the widow and brother of Wade Christensen and neighbors of mine in Anderson County. This is from the obituary Marcie wrote when Wade died in June 2003: