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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Anderson recycling: a closer look at plastics

    Currently, Anderson County accepts Type #1 and Type #2 plastics at the recycling trailers located throughout the county. Let’s take a closer look at what this means, how the recycling process works and what products are made from this material.

    What this means

    Plastics #1 and #2 are the most common type of plastic used for containers. They are identified by a number stamped inside a triangle, usually on the bottom side of the container.

  • Send those garden pests packing

    You know how there is always this big upsurge in babies being born, after a long, cold winter?

    Well, I guess bugs have to keep warm too. They’re everywhere! If the cold really did kill of a bunch of bugs, the survivors are making up for it. In spades!

    Now, let’s deal with them.

    Starting with ourselves, there are lots of ways to keep insects from bugging us.

    There are commercial products with DEET. Not my cup of tea.

    There are dryer sheets, when tucked into your pockets and collars, to keep the mosquitoes at bay.

  • Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Anderson County 2 years ago

    As agriculture agent, many calls come into our office regarding Emerald Ash Borer.

    This insect is transferred largely through firewood and has become a very destructive pest. Emerald ash borer has killed millions of trees since its discovery in 2002.

    As of April 3, quarantine regulations for the emerald ash borer changed in Kentucky to include the entire state.

  • Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Anderson County 2 years ago

    As agriculture agent, many calls come into our office regarding Emerald Ash Borer.

    This insect is transferred largely through firewood and has become a very destructive pest. Emerald ash borer has killed millions of trees since its discovery in 2002.

    As of April 3, quarantine regulations for the emerald ash borer changed in Kentucky to include the entire state.

  • No matter how you spin it, abortion is murder of human life

    No matter how you spin it, abortion is murder of a human life

    A year ago, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty in the deaths of three infants and a female patient, subsequently receiving a life sentence for his actions.

    His arrest and trial served as a wake-up call concerning the monstrous methods that are being used to abort millions of babies each year.

  • Government tramples 2nd Amendment rights

    I am sincerely curious. This isn’t just a rhetorical question, whether you’d be “riding the fence” about a miniscule restoration of 1st Amendment rights if our government trampled those as they do the 2nd Amendment?

    Suppose, specifically, that:

    •If you gave your neighbor, on her way to the store, money to buy you a newspaper and she does, you’ve both committed felonies.

    •It’s a felony to possess a newspaper within 1,000 feet of a school unless there’s a state “newspaper anywhere” law.