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Today's Opinions

  • Cosby: trial by social media

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    The legal system standard is for alleged criminals to face a trial by judge or jury, but in this digital world it’s often a trial of public opinion via social media long before the criminal trial ever occurs.

  • Measuring the political weight of unused scales and other bad ideas

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    Those easily angered should probably skip this column and read the one on the faith page.

    From the president’s unilateral action on immigration to state fuel taxes and something so pedestrian as a set of scales, one can’t help but wonder how the people we elect get away certain things while we sit back and simply keep paying the bills.

    First the scales, for which the fiscal court used $62,000 of your money to purchase but as of Friday aren’t being used.

  • Will you cook a turkey for me?

    When I was in journalism school one of my first photo assignments was to take pictures of 10 strangers. The pictures consisted of people of all ages, including children.
    It was an extremely awkward assignment at the time, “Excuse me, ma’am, may I take a picture of your daughter?”

  • Rotational grazing proves successful in Anderson County

    This summer the Master Grazer Educational program conducted several demonstrations across Kentucky for producers to see best management practices in place, and the benefits they possess.

    One of these demonstrations was implemented in Anderson County by David Burge. He had always utilized a continuous grazing system but was looking for ways to improve his grazing management and maximize land utilization.

  • Sweet and sour turkey great for leftovers

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them, the season of great eating.

    Save the Thanksgiving leftovers to provide quick meals for your family. Store leftovers promptly and reheat completely to prevent foodborne illnesses. Follow these tips to ensure your leftovers are safe to eat:

    Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of the food sitting at room temperature. Bacteria grow best at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees F.

  • Plenty of chores despite freezing temps

    If this was 1973, or one of the next 23 years, I’d be one of those obnoxious people now sending pictures of thermometers showing 80 degrees to friends and family back home. I was in Phoenix, where winter lasts only two months, January and February. Winter is the only time that I really miss Arizona.

  • Brough a good hire for tourism, but …

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    It’s encouraging to see the tourism commission actually making some headway by hiring a paid executive director who will, ostensibly, make sure tourism is paid something aside from lip service.

    Pam Brough was hired for that job, which is similar to the one she already has as president of the chamber of commerce. She is obviously a solid choice for the position, but her selection does give one reason to pause.

  • Cartoon: Michelle for Senate