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Today's Opinions

  • Believe in golden rule: reduce, reuse and recycle

    Wow! There’s only two more Saturdays in August and a realization just dawned on me.
    For the last decade or so I have run my produce stand from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That’s my idea of summer. After Labor Day, I switch over to tutoring on Saturdays. So, besides the holiday breaks I’m always working, off the farm, six days a week. This year is going to be different.

  • Summer salad packs healthy punch

    The summer corn and couscous salad was a favorite at the Anderson County Senior Center. This week I’ll prepare it for “Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes.”
    Corn is low fat; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free and good source of vitamin C. Corn is a good source of fiber and B vitamins, with 90 calories in a half cup serving.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline will be important part of Kentucky’s future

    By James Scheel
    and Allen Kirkley
    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
    Learning that a new underground pipeline may be coming through Kentucky has some folks asking questions.
    What are the risks? What about my land? What about the environmental impact? These are just a few things Kentuckians have a right to know about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Project.

  • Documenting the county in 24 hours

    I must be insane to be standing here, taking a photo of the courthouse at 12:45 a.m.
    Let’s be clear here: I am not a night owl.
    The night, even last Saturday night with its sleepy August cricket chirps and lingering smoke of dinner barbecues, does not appeal to me.
    You will not find me conscious at midnight, sitting outside on a porch on a warm summer night to contemplate life after all the lights have been snuffed out except for the moon.
    I like sleep. I love sleep.

  • Know the rules before purchasing a vehicle

    Planning to buying a vehicle soon? If so, please be careful. We have seen an increase in problems that buyers are experiencing.
    Here are a few things that you need to watch for when buying a vehicle.
    Buying from an individual
    Is the person selling the vehicle the same person listed as the owner on the title? Ask for ID. Is the title the current one? Our office can verify this. Don’t accept the vehicle if not.

  • Put kids on path to school success

    The road to school success starts early. Having good health, loving relationships, encouragement and guidance from parents, and opportunities to learn all set the stage for success in school. Even if last year wasn’t a great year, you can set the stage to make this year be the one that your child really moves ahead in school. So whether your child is 5 or 10 or older, you can still help them be a success this year.

  • A father’s conversation about race

    I recently had a very serious talk with my 12-year-old daughter.

    We were driving to Louisville on US 60, west of Simpsonville, when I pulled into what is now known as the Whitney Young Job Corps Center.

    Fifty years ago, however, it was simply known as Lincoln Institute.

    We didn’t get out of the car, just drove around the campus while I told her how Lincoln Institute existed as a school for African-American children because most communities would not allow them to attend the local schools.

  • Former school district bus driver Brothers made into ‘scapegoat’

    To the editor:
    Timmy Brothers was a good bus driver and an easy person to get along with on an adult and student level over his 20 years.
    He drove my children from 1992 to 1996 until we moved. I feel as though Timmy was targeted unfairly for a lesser rule broken and picked out among many bus drivers who merely got a tap on the hand for leaving children on the bus at the bus garage, children driven around for up to an hour after not being let off where they were suppose to be while parents or grandparents were frantic as to their whereabouts.