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Today's Opinions

  • Join in for National Day of Prayer

    To the editor:

    I was born in 1961. I just turned 55 last week. Twenty-six years ago, God placed a huge conviction in my heart that as a community in the United States of America, we Anderson County Christian citizens need to come together in one accord and pray to our creator.

    Every year when it is once again the first Thursday in May, the date set on our national calendar to pray as a nation for our great nation, and the day in which I set out to write a letter to the community to encourage our Christians in Anderson County to pray.

  • Complaint puts DOT in tough spot

    Column as I see ’em …

    Transportation officials are going to have a mighty hard time explaining to a judge why they’ve continued to allow heavy trucks to travel Highway 151, given what we’ve learned over the past couple of weeks. (See story, A1.)

  • Options exist for battling drug addiction

    Unfortunately, drug addiction and the consequences to individuals and their families have been in the forefront of our community news lately.

    My heart aches for those who are dealing with these issues. In the course of my duties as county attorney, I have opportunities to discuss these issues with families multiple times in a week and am able to share options with them in their attempt to help. My guess is that there are many families my office does not have the opportunity to talk with who could benefit from the knowledge that there are options.

  • ‘Harden off’ plants before transplanting

    I can’t believe how quickly April has passed. Didn’t it just start? With 80-degree temperatures popping up, our mind goes in to summer mode and our flip flop/sandal brigade begins.

    There are two warning points that I want to make here. It is not summer yet and chiggers and ticks are out in force.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Auxiliary honors military children

    To the editor:

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 and Kentucky National Guard held the Military Child Appreciation Day April 16 at Post 34 in Lawrenceburg.

    A helicopter sat down on the Legion grounds for everyone to view the inside.

    Most activities were set up outside because of the beautiful weather. Each child received a backpack as they entered the gates and proceeded to each table to take the items they liked.

  • A deal that would make Trump smile

    Column as I see ’em …

    I sure am glad to report that the industrial park on U.S. 127 appears to be finally getting some action.

    When the Economic Development Authority bought that lot, I wrote at the time that I’d be shocked if it didn’t already have a potential business in mind that would be moved in within months.

    I sure was wrong about that because it has taken closer to a year and half.

  • Don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day this year

    You all know I’m a weeny when it comes to cold weather, so this wonderful warmth has me playing outside with all living things. Earth Day is this Friday and I sure hope you’ll all do something special to commemorate the day.

    Old hippie that I am, I remember the first one. I was a freshman in high school and already wearing a headband and bell bottoms. War and anti-war demonstrators filled the nightly news. Peace and love were the chanted slogans of those unhappy with the direction of government.

  • Warm, rainy days bring on termite season

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.