Today's Opinions

  • Don’t let holiday expenses stress you out

    Holidays are coming. Halloween is the third most expensive holiday, after Christmas and Valentine’s Day. It’s the start of the holiday expenses even though it doesn’t involve large gifts or family events. The costs of costumes, candy and decorations can require big spending.

    Avoid financial problems by planning for holiday expenses throughout the year and develop new, lower-cost traditions.

  • Unmasking colorful fall leaves

    All summer they’ve remained hidden beneath a green cloak. But as fall continues, the parade of brilliant tree leaf colors will slowly put on a spectacular show across Kentucky.

  • Don’t forget to vote Nov. 3

    To the editor:

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy.

    November 3 is general election day when Kentuckians will select candidates for governor, commissioner of agriculture and other offices Members of Anderson County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes.

  • Butt chewing made time away better

    Column as I see ’em …

    First a little housekeeping, then some opinion.

    I had a person berate me on Facebook for the paper being a little lackluster over the past couple of weeks.

    That was her opinion, at least.

    I can take it as well as I dish it out, but figure if she feels that way, others will, too.

  • Humane society may have your forever friend

    By Jane Sinnett

    Anderson Humane Society

    This is the story of two young adult cats, Pickles, an orange-and-white, and her sister, Pewee, an orange tabby.

    Their days were full and happy with their humans. They lay in the sun, ignored the neighborhood dogs, and slapped lazily at the butterflies as they hovered above them. Life was good.

    Then everything changed. They were bewildered and couldn’t understand when their owners took them to the adoption center.

  • Fall is making its presence known

    If you haven’t caught a sunrise lately, I sure hope you’ve seen some of our gorgeous sunsets! It’s like watching the final act of a beautiful play. Here on the farm, I have an exceptional view from which to watch the sun go down over the horizon. As fall makes its presence known, the view changes, and so does the time.

  • Farmers wonder how low calf prices will go

    Cattle producers have benefitted from high calf and feeder prices in the not too distant past.

    More recently, however, cattle markets appear to be weakening, and farmers are wondering just how low the prices could go.

    I don’t think many cattlemen and women are surprised that the cattle market has softened. But I do think that many have been surprised at how quickly things have changed and how much lower prices have gone.

    Calf markets usually reach seasonal lows in October or November.

  • Versatile spinach is easy to prepare

    Spinach has been a versatile and commonly used vegetable in the United States since the early 1800’s.  It’s easy to prepare and it tastes good raw or cooked.  It can be easily incorporated in many dishes including spaghetti sauce, salads and casseroles.  It’s easy to serve raw in salads, sandwiches or slaw.