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Today's Opinions

  • Try this Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles recipe

    I received several calls in response to my recent column about depression.

    There aren’t any classes scheduled now but I am available to speak to your group. I think it’s more effective to meet with small groups (8-12 people) that usually know each other instead of larger groups.

    Call the Anderson County Extension Office at 502.839.7271 to schedule a program on one or more aspects of depression or contact me at joan.martin@uky.edu.

  • There’s a secret to a bountiful garden

     By Melinda Myers

    Spring is here and the garden centers are filled with beautiful plants.

    Many of us are making our way to one or more of our favorite garden shops. We leave with a car full of beautiful flowers and healthy vegetables with hopes of a bountiful harvest.

    But before that first plant goes into the ground, make sure your soil is properly prepared. Though not the most glamorous part of gardening, it is the first and most important step in creating a beautiful and productive garden.

  • Livestock fly control guide can help

    Altosid (methoprene) and Rabon (tetrachlorvinophos) are insecticides that are available as minerals or feed supplements for beef and dairy cattle fly control.

    These oral larvicides are consumed and pass through the animal’s manure at concentrations that kill fly maggots. With this approach, the only sources of horn flies and face flies in pastures are treated.

    There are some important things to keep in mind when using this approach.

    The target is pasture flies

  • Don’t preach what marriage isn’t, model what it is supposed to be

    Ideas are not formed in a vacuum. Every book we read, every song we hear, every thought we think has been influenced by someone else.

    For example, a parent’s influence on their children has been formed by how they themselves were raised, which itself was a product of their own parent’s upbringing.

    Conversely, young people looking for a sense of belonging often will adopt the style and values of their peers rather than their parents, especially if the value system they see in their parents is not consistently, although imperfectly, lived out.

  • Sue Lou Smith takes music students to new levels

    My son is a junior at Anderson County High School and has been very actively involved in the Advanced Choir, Men’s Choir, All-State Choir and has had starring roles in the spring musicals for the past 3 years. He has achieved all of this due to a teacher at the high school.

    I would like to say a few words about Mrs. Sue Lou Smith, the choir director and musical director.

  • State can’t break out of economic doldrums without fixing tax system

    By Lexington Herald Leader

    This is an election year in a poor state, 5 years into a slow recovery from a devastating recession. No wonder everyone is talking about jobs.

    Political talk about jobs is often just that - talk. But recent economic reports offer insight that candidates and officeholders should heed.

    One says that places with an educated, trained work force not only attract more and better jobs - no surprise there - but also that they recover more quickly from economic shocks.

  • From the father, the dark side flows
  • Americans think they are smarter than average

    A YouGov study released last week found that 55 percent of Americans think they are smarter than the average American, also citing that education and income influence one’s view of intelligence.

    According to the YouGov study, 51 percent of people with post graduate degrees think they are “much more intelligent” than the average American.