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Today's Opinions

  • Tips to enjoy Cyber Monday shopping

    Cyber shopping has a lot of appeal. You can avoid the traffic and early morning deals. You can shop in your pajamas and sleep in. Last year, consumers spend $2 billion online on Cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Thanksgiving.
    Financial experts estimate that online spending in the US will increase to $327 billion by 2016, compared to $226 billion in 2012. Consider these tips to get the best deals.

  • Stay home for Thanksgiving

    Stay home.
    Lock your doors. Put an iron chain across your threshold if you think you won’t be able to resist incredible Thanksgiving deals tomorrow.  
    Because there is absolutely no reason, none at all, to drag your family members out into the cold to save a few precious bucks.  
    I suppose I could use this column to vilify the retail giants and other businesses that decided to open early on Thanksgiving. I don’t think that’s necessary.

  • Gaines no victim of sinister court system

    To the editor:
    Your conclusion last week in your “Column as you see ’em” that David Gaines was “railroaded” into pleading guilty is somewhat of a stretch.
    You make it sound as though Mr. Gaines is the innocent victim of a sinister court system picking on the little guy. No. I don’t buy that one.
    Gaines’ troubles are the result of a series of his bad choices. He made a bad choice when he combined drinking alcohol with using firearms.

  • Pipeline opponents resorting to fear tactics

    To the editor:
    I’m quite tired of all the hysteria surrounding the Bluegrass Pipeline.
    Neighboring states like Ohio are participating in the next American energy revolution and actually celebrating new tax revenue from the transport of natural gas and its byproducts coming from the Utica and Marcellus shale. For once, we are overtaking radical regimes as top producers of energy.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline not a done deal

    To the editor:
    Many Anderson county residents have heard about the [proposed] Bluegrass natural gas liquids pipeline.  Locally, there have been community meetings where residents have voiced various concerns, dozens of articles in various newspapers across the state, and 10 counties passing resolutions against the project.
    Landowners, residents and lawmakers have joined together across the Bluegrass to protect their land and their communities.   

  • Losing to Taylorsville simply cannot stand

    Editor’s note: Should any of our friends in Taylorsville happen to read this column, please understand it’s all in good fun and for a good cause. The people of Taylorsville, its high school teams and politicians are all perfectly fine. However, if you have a limited sense of humor, please find something else to read. If not, just know you’ve been warned.

    Remember Shannon Brock? She was a staff writer and former news editor here before being promoted to editor at the Spencer Magnet in Taylorsville.

  • Humane Society’s annual rummage sale is Saturday

    We’ve all had some life-changing event. My most memorable one was in high school when I went into the bank and said, “What do you mean I have no money, I still have checks left.”
    Sad, but true. I had another just last week, as I was researching what to write about a Humane Society article. Dogs can’t see! Well, not like I thought they could.

  • Avoid packing on additional holiday pounds

    The holiday season is full of wonderful tasty food that tends to add pounds to those who overindulge. The Weight Management for the Holidays program can help you avoid packing on the pounds as you enjoy the holidays with family, friends and coworkers.