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Today's Opinions

  • EPA, tree huggers to blame for skyrocking electricty rates

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News recently printed the 2015 proposed increases for Kentucky Utility customers. If you still have access to the KU notifications as printed in The Anderson News, I would advise you to peruse those proposed rate increases.

    I read those rates line by line, calculated the results and it immediately raised a red flag which prompted me to call Kentucky Utilities in Louisville to speak to a representative. She was very nice but I did all of the talking and she merely confirmed my suspicions.

  • Cartoon: Sharpton's taxes
  • A few holiday tips for family caregivers

    The holiday season can be full of challenges for family caregivers and include some moments of joy. Establishing a realistic approach will help you enjoy more and stress less.

    Teepa Snow, dementia care education specialist, provided this information at a recent conference at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Check out her website for more ideas

    Family members may plan a big celebration with the idea that this may be the last holiday that they will share together. Instead think about quality time together, not the length of time.

  • Jesus saves, in more ways than one

    By Alexis Weathers

    Guest Columnist

    It is spring of 2012, the second week of the H1N1 virus. I lie completely still on the couch, breathing small, shallow breaths. My skull is pounding, throbbing, making my ears ring something horrible as I listen to the commercial ending and the news coming back on the TV.

    “Breaking news today: there have been 20 more 911 calls concerning the deaths of more H1N1, or as some call it the swine flu, victims across the state.”

  • These tips will help save on electric bill

    As the calendar starts to creep up on Christmas, I thought this would be a good time to focus on saving a little green. The cold temperatures have made for some chilly days and nights, and that means electric bills will be going up as fast as the Christmas trees.

  • 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?”