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Today's Opinions

  • Prepare houseplants for outdoors

    I am feeling optimistic about our springtime weather and am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine downstairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days; those days are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.  

  • Determining the education of our children

    Should a presidential appointee and an army of bureaucrats in a remote office building thousands of miles away decide what values, morals, and ideas to instill in your children? I think not. Of all the harmful things our government in Washington, D.C. does, micromanaging education is perhaps the worst.

  • Mulch matters

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.  When done properly it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature.  These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Steps to prevent Type 2 diabetes

    Kentucky is facing a diabetes epidemic. It is estimated that over 600,000 Kentuckians have diabetes and 1.1 million people have pre-diabetes.
    One of the best ways to attack the diabetes epidemic is prevent it .
    Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented and we know how to do it.
    Action steps are needed to screen for, diagnose, and treat pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a serious condition in which the blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal but not high enough to diagnose type 2 diabetes.

  • Holding Williamstown, GC in The Light

    The Quaker meeting is “Holding Williamstown and Grant County In The Light” (a traditional way of saying we are praying for you) because many of the city and county residents are beginning to realize you got scammed by a religious con artist with the bond issues passed and other public money you gave him, as evidenced by the chaos at the Grant County Fiscal Court budget meeting.

  • Spot seed bare patches

    I do not worry about any perfection in our “lawn” around the house. It largely blends in to the pastures we graze sheep and poultry.  
    However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy use areas and round bale feeders.
    The areas we need to address are small areas, otherwise I would be hesitant to do much until late August.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

     

    Stop the elimination of  the arts

  • Senate passes multiple bills in 2017 session

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort.
    A flurry of bills were sent to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.