• Cardinal let’s chips fall where they may

     The phrase “hotter than a firecracker” is fitting for this month, because boy, it is.

  • Here’s what you need to know about coming elections

     As we near the Nov. 6 general election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times. We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.   

  • Good garden plan means less work

     Ah, the sounds of summer are upon us.

  • Boy Scouts shine brightest during cook-off

     Column as I see ’em …

  • Losing my mother, gaining a brother

    My mom’s dying, and I’ve been gone for a few weeks spending time with her before it happens.

    When that will be God knows; the rest of us are left to sit, wait and be thankful for the short time we have to be with her.

  • Let’s elect next highway foreman

    Column as I see ’em …

    With county highway foreman Billy Powell Catlett retiring soon, this is the perfect opportunity for Anderson County to lead the way in making that an elected position.

    That might sound crazy, calling for yet another political office, but it’s actually the sanest and most logical way to have that office function.

  • Medicaid costs will hit you in the wallet

    Column as I see ’em …

    It remains to be seen what changes Gov. Bevin plans to make to the expanded Medicaid plan his predecessor shoved down Kentucky’s throat, but here’s hoping it’s a little less expensive for those actually paying for it.

    Giving health care to people who truly can’t afford it isn’t a bad thing. Having those who have to pay for it, though, shell out the kind of bucks it’s currently costing, is.

  • Cases show tough talk on guns rings hollow

    Column as I see ’em …

    The above classic from the New York Sun that I print each year generally gives me a week off from writing a column, but I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut this week about a couple of things that are boiling my beans.

    As those who regularly spend time with me here each week already know, I’m a proponent of the Second Amendment and hate it when would-be gun grabbers talk about creating more laws, particularly when the ones already on the books are so pathetically enforced.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April, 1906, leaving no children.

    Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21.

    Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, New York.

  • Hello, Rosie, goodbye stupid recycling bins

    Column as I see ’em …

    It was with no small amount of pleasure that I sat through a meeting Monday night that will drive yet another nail into the county’s recycling program, hopefully for good.

    A group called Bluegrass Greensource invited me to sit in, not as a reporter but as someone who might be willing to share his views on how to implement a program that calls for Republic Services to provide curbside pickup of recyclables.