Today's Opinions

  • More self-government needed

    To the editor:

    In his column last week, Editor Ben Carlson stated his opinion concerning the recent Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage.

    I respect Ben’s opinion. I only want to state my opinion about that decision. It seemed to me that the court affirmed equality between us all. I agree with the decision, and I believe we need self-government.

    Jeffrey Johns


  • Old paper not kind to Bourbon Trail

    Column as I see ’em …

    Did you know Lawrenceburg used to have two newspapers?

    Neither did I until I stumbled across the digital archive of a publication that existed around the turn of the last century oddly titled “It.”

    And let me tell you, “It” was a veritable hoot not only for it’s name but for some of the content “It” included.

  • What’s in a name? Misnomer treats still taste sweet

    They’re not balls and they’re not cakes. They’re actually cookies. Exquisite, melt in your mouth little cookies. And they are so very easy to make.

    This cookie originated in Mexico. Known as biscochitos in Mexico, the ingredients are ground nuts, flour, butter, and sugar. Once baked, the cookies are either rolled in balls or formed into a crescent shape and then rolled in powdered sugar.

    The ingredients are almost identical to Russian Tea Cakes. This cookie recipe didn’t start appearing in US cookbooks until the mid 1950s.

  • Squash is yet another gift of summer

    Summer squash are staples in Kentucky gardens and at local farmers markets. Their versatility makes them easy to prepare for tasty summer meals and side dishes. Two of the more popular varieties include yellow squash and zucchini.

    Squash are fleshy vegetables protected by a hard rind. They belong to the plant family that includes melons and cucumbers. The skin and rind of summer squash are rich in the nutrient beta-carotene, but the fleshy portion of this vegetable is not. To gain the full nutritional benefits of this vegetable, the skins or rinds must be eaten.

  • Do you have your water bag up yet?

    Happy July.If there was ever a contest for most bountiful month, this one is it. Even better, today is the first of two full moons this month. Today is the Full Buck Moon, so named because this is the time of year that bucks grow new antlers. However, it is also known as the Full Thunder Moon, because of the frequency of thunderstorms during the month.

  • Retirement for some old friends at ACE

    I would like to congratulate Jerry Shaw and Ann Asbury on their retirement from the Anderson County Adult Learning Center. I have enjoyed working with them for many years and I consider them both dear friends.

    I worked with Ann the longest. After working in banking for 18 years, I changed jobs in 1998 and became a math tutor and worked as Ann’s instructional assistant under LaVerne Brumley. Over the years Ann has taught me a great deal about teaching, organizing, and always remembering to log student progress in their file.

  • Chrisman will live on as The Trooper

    If you travel down Coffee Tree Road in Frankfort you will soon find yourself face-to-face with the new Kentucky State Police Academy, and while this impressive former prison is a sight to behold; if you take a quick walk of the grounds and steer your steps to the center of the compound, you will find The Trooper.

    He stands 10-feet-tall and his bronze uniform gleams in the sunlight. He rests upon a small platform that reads ‘For all that serve and those who gave all.’

  • Chrisman’s legacy won’t be forgotten

    Fluttering hearts and tight throats were common Monday when Lawrenceburg and the entire state of Kentucky paid homage to Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman. He had died in the line of duty six days before.