http://www.theandersonnews.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Chrisman’s legacy won’t be forgotten http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/chrisman%E2%80%99s-legacy-won%E2%80%99t-be-forgotten <p> 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.</p> Chrisman will live on as The Trooper http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/chrisman-will-live-trooper <p> 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.</p> <p> He stands 10-feet-tall and his bronze uniform gleams in the sunlight. He rests upon a small platform that reads &lsquo;For all that serve and those who gave all.&rsquo;</p> Bothered by gay marriage? Here’s who’s really to blame http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bothered-gay-marriage-here%E2%80%99s-who%E2%80%99s-really-blame <p> Column as I see &rsquo;em &hellip;</p> <p> Count me among those disappointed with the Supreme Court&rsquo;s ruling last week on gay marriage, but not for the reason you might think.</p> <p> I held an admittedly obtuse hope that the court would actually do its job and simply declare that the&nbsp;&nbsp;government has no enumerated Constitutional authority to approve or deny marriage, regardless of sexual preference, and order politicians to start minding their own business.</p> Is tourism spending more important than our senior citizens? http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/tourism-spending-more-important-our-senior-citizens <p> Column as I see &rsquo;em &hellip;</p> <p> It&rsquo;s not a good year to be a non-profit agency in Anderson County, at least for those who look to the fiscal court for funding.</p> <p> For those dreaming of swimming pools and attracting tourists, it&rsquo;s not nearly as bad.</p> <p> In the 2015-16 budget unanimously approved last Tuesday morning, non-profits took a significant hit to the tune of $22,000 less than they received in the budget about to expire at the end of this month.</p> Hoping Janie enjoys retirement http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/hoping-janie-enjoys-retirement <p> The June 3 edition of The Anderson News we received in our mailbox was different. John Herndon and Don White, two people I truly respect, gave lengthy tributes to someone I had only met in passing. Being from Ohio and arriving in Kentucky when I was 25 in 1977, I thought Kentucky was backward.</p> <p> Backward came to be a word I thought differently about as the years rolled by. Now I know how fortunate I am to be in this commonwealth with its traditions, and to have had the pleasure to read each week what is printed in The Anderson News.</p> Editor should consider the source http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/editor-should-consider-source <p> To the editor:</p> <p> The following is in response to a letter last week by C.J. Adams of Lexington.</p> <p> Well &ldquo;Mr. small-time editor,&rdquo; I personally think that you are a big-time guy so let the personal attacks go and consider the source.</p> <p> The author apparently chose not to call you to discuss some of his misinformed facts, which is usually the case from those (cowards) who choose to hide behind a poison pen.</p> Help livestock beat the summer heat http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/help-livestock-beat-summer-heat <p> Summer is almost here. We&rsquo;ve already experienced some heat, just a taste of what&rsquo;s to come. Humans aren&rsquo;t the only ones who suffer when the temperatures rise. Farm animals feel it, too. You can recognize when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what you can do to increase their comfort.</p> <p> Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. The heat index is a combination of air temperature and humidity, and is used to describe how it feels outside.</p> Speed up ripening process in fruit http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/speed-ripening-process-fruit <p> Summer signals the arrival of fresh, seasonal produce, which promises eating at its finest. Sometimes that produce isn&rsquo;t as ripe as you need it to be.</p> <p> Some produce that has traveled a great distance is picked while still green and won&rsquo;t be ripe when it reaches the store. For some fruits, you can speed up the ripening process at home.</p> <p> Common fruits that can be ripened at home include bananas, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes.</p>