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Today's Opinions

  • Arming teachers no solution to violence

    We all want to help protect our children, to keep their names and class photos from being splashed onto the evening news as a newscaster smoothes his voice into a sympathic purr, the one he uses for tragedies.
    Constable Joe Kalil — parent, airline pilot and firearm instructor from Boone County — is trying to prevent school shooting tragedies like Newtown from happening ever again with a volunteer program to allow Kentucky teachers to carry firearms.

  • A more involved father results in a healthier child

    Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives. Fathers are not disposable. I was very fortunate to grow up in a home where I was always around my parents. We had a child-friendly family business. I was always with my parents until they sold the business when I was 10 years old.
    Think about the many things you learned from your father. I learned how to drive, use a few tools, solve math problems, read and make friends. There were many other things that I learned from my father but this is enough to list here.

  • Air Force cadet says Memorial Day true priority, despite board vote

    To the editor:
    Although I no longer reside in Lawrenceburg, I still maintain a strong connection with the events that transpire within the town where I was born and raised. Lawrenceburg is where I got my start, where my family still lives and it’s safe to say that I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the support of that beautiful piece of small town USA just off the Bypass.

  • Two weeks plenty for absence option

    As red roses and helium balloons rotated in and out of the middle school doors last Friday morning, I found myself in a vicious conversation cycle.
    Again.
    I fought so hard not to talk about the snow, the ice, the salt, the weather: conversation starters so common as to bore everyone to tears by now. (Sorry, board members, teachers and other Anderson County district staff. I’ll try to be a better conversationalist in the future.)

  • A little nitrate goes long way for fruit trees

    I love it when the temperature is a little closer to my age now than when I was born. Wowzer. What a winter we have had so far. I went 10 days without driving up the drive. It sure got me in shape.
    You can be sure that I’m going to take advantage of this warm spell to restock and reload. Carrying a 40-pound bag of dog food or 3-gallon box of water, up a 60 percent grade, on slippery snow and ice, is not my idea of a good time.

  • For health nuts, cauliflower should be new go-to vegetable

    Cauliflower is low in calories and carbs. It has crunch that contributes to a sense of fullness when we eat it raw. When compared to a potato, ounce for ounce, cauliflower has fewer calories (15 per half cup compared to 74) and carbohydrates (2.5 per half cup compared to 17.)  Cauliflower is fat and cholesterol free just like potatoes, very low in sodium and low in calories. Cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate.

  • While waiting for the thaw, find your seeds

    Hot chocolate is cheap! Hats make your hair look good! Boots are the fashionable footwear of choice! All good things that I can think of to make winter more positive in my brain. Think of some for yourself. February is typically the worst weather month for us, so let’s try a shift in our thinking, to make it less miserable.
    I’ve actually been breaking a sweat outside.

  • Be wary of credit check scams

    Credit scores are important because the higher your credit score, the more likely you are to qualify for the most desirable loan rates. Credit scores are often used to determine credit worthiness for home mortgages, car or truck loans and credit card applications.