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Today's Opinions

  • Use care if signing up for health care plan

    The Kentucky Healthcare Connection has been operating efficiently since it started in October.  It isn’t too complicated to apply but there are a lot of choices available.  
    The amount an individual or family will pay is based on income and family size.  A federal tax credit is offered that helps eligible individuals and families pay part of the insurance premium.   
    Medicaid has been expanded and you may be eligible for Medicaid now when you weren’t eligible earlier even though your income hasn’t changed.

  • The real ghost of Christmas past

    Well, I guess I’m adjusted to winter. I poked my head out the door to call the dogs and thought, it’s not too bad out.
    Stepped back in to read the thermometer. It was 28 degrees. I’m just hoping winter passes just as fast as summer. I am so ready to be out in the warm sun, playing in the dirt, I can hardly stand it.

  • ‘Wonderful community’ makes Shop With Cop a success

    To the editor:
    I want to extend my thanks to everyone involved with our Shop With A Cop program. Several years ago when the program was started we were able to take five children shopping the first year. This year we were able to provide Christmas for over 50 Anderson County children.
    Community support means so much from a simple thank you or good job to monetary donations from so many individuals and businesses. Fundraising was kicked off with the annual Anderson News Burgoo Cook Off and included our new venture with the Misery Manor Haunted House.

  • Nightmares before Christmas

    Now that my transformation into a gingerbread man was complete, the battle for Christmas supremacy began.
    As soon as my head hit the pillow and my eyes closed Sunday night, dreams of sugarplums did not dance in my mind.
    More like bloody, violent dreams of sugarplums warring against a native tribe of gingerbread people.

  • Sales tax option best of two evils

    There will be a push in the coming year to amend Kentucky’s constitution and allow municipalities to enact a local sales tax option up to 1 percent.
    If OK’d by the legislature, a statewide vote would determine if the fiscal court or city council here would be allowed to enact such a tax.
    Questions about the proposal still outweigh the answers and, while we are almost always loath to support tax increases, this one might be a workable deal for Anderson County.

  • City council approves Election Day booze sales

    Column as I see ’em …
    If the above headline sounds familiar, it should. It’s nearly identical to one I wrote a few weeks ago on the front page, and one that apparently got a few city council members in a bit of a snit during their meeting Monday night.
    Councilman Ken Evans demanded a retraction from News Editor Meaghan Downs, who was covering the meeting, and said she spoke with both Evans and councilman Tommy Vaughn about the headline after the council adjourned.

  • Six tips on how to go crazy finding perfect Christmas gift

    The writer O. Henry once wrote a short story called the “Gift of the Magi.”
    You may have heard of it.
    If not, here’s the plot: Young, poor husband sells watch to buy wife expensive hair comb. Young, poor wife sells glorious tresses to pay for husband’s watch accessory.
    Irony ensues and we all get warm and fuzzy about the “true” meaning of Christmas.  

  • Meet Lawrenceburg’s James Bond

    Mention the name James Bond to any moviegoer and images of the dashing and debonair secret spy 007 comes to mind.
    Bond could be searching for a missing secret agent or perhaps trying to find a secret Russian decoding machine. Inevitably Bond comes across an attractive female agent who has questionable intensions of her own.