Today's Opinions

  • There is still plenty of garden work to do

    Do you know what the monkey said when he got his tail caught in the door? “Won’t be long now.”

    Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the garden work is done. On the contrary, fall work saves you a bunch of spring and summer work, and I do mean a bunch.

    I always close my veggie stand Memorial Day weekend, which gives me all of September’s weekends to prepare the garden plots for next season. I’ll need it. It’s a multi-step process to prepare the soil and the growing area for next spring.

  • Bullies are no match for sneaky teacher

    I’m a sucker for a good psychological thriller, and while I try to avoid the movie theaters at all costs because of the outrageous prices for tickets (God-forbid a popcorn and soda for an additional $20) after a glowing review from a friend about “The Gift” – I had to see it for myself.

    The movie plot is chock full of everything a good thriller needs: long brooding silences, dark hallways, long camera pans on actors standing in front of windows and few jump scares sprinkled throughout.

  • Debate moderators squandered opportunity

    To the editor:

    The three moderators of the prime-time presidential debate achieved only half of what they set out to do, i.e. “hog the spotlight and disparage Donald Trump.”

    They hogged the spotlight. The time they spent asking questions exceeded the response time allotted to candidates.

  • Community thanked for Family Fun Fest support

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers would like to thank all the community partners, school staff and volunteers for your continued support of the Anderson County Family Fun Fest.

    This year proved to be another success. We handed out close to 800 back packs and supplies to local students in grades preschool through 12.

    We also had over 50 vendors who participated by distributing information about local businesses, agencies and activities, many of which also gave away free supplies or other goodies.

  • Would they look a dying man in eye?

    If my father lives long enough to make his annual trek to Lawrenceburg later this year, I’d like to introduce him to Gov. Beshear.

    Actually, I’d rather introduce him to Beshear and President Obama to see if either are man enough to look a dying man in the eye and still claim the health insurance scheme cooked up by Obama and endorsed by Beshear isn’t at least partly to blame.

    My guess is no.

  • Still singing after 40 years

    Those who know me best think I only recognize two music groups: 1. The Oak Ridge Boys 2. Everybody else.

    It’s not quite that way, but it’s close. What can I say?

    I was attending Oak Ridge Boys’ concerts before doing so was cool. I was listening to them when their hits were songs like “I Know” and “Jesus is the Man for the Hour.” A concert meant you got a chance to talk with them at a record table set up in a church foyer.

  • Education is the key to growing great tomatoes

    I’ve had a lot of folks asking me about tomatoes lately. Folks are wondering why their tomatoes aren’t turning and/or why they are so small. I ask what kind they planted and many times they don’t know. I can understand that. I grow so many different varieties I can’t remember all the names.

  • Safe to eat? Food safety myths

    Mayonnaise is not the culprit for food poisoning in the summer. It’s a myth that salads or any other food containing mayonnaise are a major source of food poisoning in hot weather.