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Relay gives hope new meaning

By Meaghan Downs

Close your eyes, and picture hope.
Harder than it reads, isn’t it?
Hope is a thing intangible, like you’re trying to pin down a wisp of smoke.
We lose hope, raise hopes, hope against hope. But like its abstract cousins love, jealousy and forgiven ess, it’s easier to say the words than to wrap our minds around exactly what hope is.


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City’s reputation as unfriendly to business just keeps getting worse

Time to stop ignoring white-collar crime

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …
The story I wrote this week about the attorneys in the Beasmore trial not having city and county business licenses isn’t meant to embarrass or single them out.
Instead, it’s to highlight the fact that far too many companies that don’t have offices here skirt the law that requires them to be properly licensed.
And what really burns my biscuits is that it appears the majority of those practice white-collar professions.


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Want to knock me off my pedestal?

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …
“Am I that detestable?” I asked a friend. “Do you really think people would pay money to throw baseballs at me and knock me into a tank of water?”
“Yes,” he said. “Given the things you write, there are people who will empty their bank accounts to buy chances to throw balls at you, just on the odd chance that one will bust through the screen and hit you in your big mouth.”


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Freedom Hall really was about freedom on Saturday

By John Herndon

I was in Freedom Hall the night Anderson County played for the state basketball championship. It was the place where I heard Muhammad Ali say he wanted to fight George Foreman and Joe Frazier on the same night.


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Ticket better than scolding any day

By Ben Carlson

As opposed to chronicling this week what I perceive to be the misdeeds of others, allow me instead to discuss a couple of my own.
Twice in the past month I’ve attracted the attention of law enforcement, and not for good reasons. A few weeks back, I got stuck around 4 a.m. at the traffic light at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Glensboro Road while heading to work. It was Tuesday, my early day, and I was most definitely in a hurry.


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These people died so you can do something else on Memorial Day

By Ben Carlson

I intended to give a mild tongue-lashing this week to those too busy shoving hot dogs and beer into the faces to attend Sunday’s Memorial Day service at the Healing Field.
Instead, I’ve decided to save the outraged editor act for another week, and provide the names of the Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terror who are commemorated at the Healing Field (13 more were added Sunday), along with the names of local veterans killed in wars dating back to World War I.


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No penance for $400K mistake

It’s a downright shame that those on the Anderson County Board of Health who voted to approve the new health department building near Walmart can’t be held personally responsible for squandering $400,000 in taxpayer money.
Of course unlike the taxpayers who have no choice but to pay for their mistakes, they’re immune from such accountability.


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Leadership needed on cemetery issue

By Ben Carlson

When the Greek philosopher Aristotle famously quipped, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” he probably didn’t have the mayor of Lawrenceburg in mind.
Were he alive today, though, that’s probably just what he’d think about the leadership vacuum that exists regarding the mayor’s cemetery debacle.


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Our suggestions for dealing with moldy building

Editorial: A fungus among us

Help wanted


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Get tough on owners of dilapidated homes

We generally loathe the idea of government at any level sticking its bureaucratic nose into people’s lives, but will gladly support any effort from county government to take action against the owners of abandoned, dilapidated homes.
A perfect example is the home on Hammond Road that is the subject of an article on page A1. It has been abandoned for years, has bags of trash falling out of its broken front windows, has floors and ceilings that are caving in, and is an eyesore of the first order.


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