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Leaders good at spending other’s money

To the editor:
In these hard economic times, I am appalled at the leaders in this country.
Whether they are leaders in local or federal government, they just don’t get it when it comes to taxes and the welfare of the people.
There isn’t a person who goes to work every day who is not tired of paying more taxes when every penny must be accounted for in the family. You look at your check and taxes are going up while your pay is going down.


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Archery teams says thanks

To the editor:
I would like to take the time and opportunity to thanks those who came and patronized the car wash we had Sept. 17 at The Soap Factory.
It is due to the generosity of our community that we are able to get one step closer to our goal of taking three teams from Anderson County to the World NASP Tournament World Champion title.
We could not begin to attempt this task without the continuing love and support from the businesses and citizens of Anderson County.
We hope to make you proud once again.
Brian Peyton


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Paying for KU’s mistakes

To the editor:
So, Kentucky Utilities messed up and know wants its customers to pay for its lack of management.
It hired a company to do a job, didn’t watch over the people that company hired and for months let that person write down what he wanted without even spot-checking his work.
Now, do you really think we should pay for KU’s bad management? Really?
Enough is enough. We do need to stand up because KU has it where we don’t have a choice. We only have one electric company in the city, and one electric company in the county.


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Don’t put one man’s profit motives ahead of overall public interest

To the editor:
I read with great interest the article titled “Upset residents lobby for, get public hearing,” [in last week’s newspaper].
I attended and participated in all planning and zoning meetings regarding Mr. Larry Cann’s zoning change request within the vicinity of Harry Wise Road, including the fiscal court meeting which this article featured.


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Taking issue with Herndon’s ‘arrogant, petty statements’

To the editor:
I am very offended by the following statement Sports Editor John Herndon made in his column last week in his column titled “Carlson’s take on home-schoolers playing public sports just wrong”: “The bottom line is clear: If a school is not good enough to educate a child, why is it suddenly good enough for a child to have the privilege of playing a sport?”
I am a product of public school education. At this present time I am a home school educator of my first grade daughter and three other preschool children.


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Harry Wise residents won’t take zoning change lightly

To the editor:
As residents of Anderson County, we have come to accept the good old boy politics we witness all too often.
That said, when the shenanigans are so blatant that one can’t avoid the smell of impropriety, even the easiest going ones of us cannot sit idly by.
Here are the facts at hand: A resident and business owner of Anderson County who lives on Harry Wise Road has decided to subdivide his property to the tune of 17 lots.


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Guest columnist Thompson needs a history lesson

To the editor:
Richard Dawkins, a well-known atheist, is purported to have commented that one should not argue with a Christian.
That may be so. However, in Jess Thompson’s guest column titled “Atheist spreading message of nothing,” in the Aug. 31 edition of The Anderson News, I find a few minor details that may be misleading.


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Home school mom eager to hear why kids can’t play public school sports

To the editor:
Thank you so much for writing your opinion [in last week’s paper] on why home-schooled children shouldn’t be allowed to play sports.
As a mother of three athletic boys that I school at home, I can tell you that this issue is discussed often at my house.
I too have very often wondered who is being hurt by allowing my children, who live in the district, to continue with home schooling and still be able to participate in public school sports.


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Coaches missing out on home-schooled talent

To the editor:
It was with much delight that I read your column last week concerning home-schooled children and public school sports.
I was a four-year resident of Anderson County and my three oldest children were in the public school system during these years.
Let me go on and state from the beginning that each of my children had a positive experience within Anderson County schools.
Recently, my family went through several big changes, including a move to Mercer County (in July) and the big one — my children are now schooled at home.


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Home-schoolers hit government schools where it hurts most: the wallet

To the editor:
I would like to thank Editor Ben Carlson for his latest column in The Anderson News and for giving a platform to address his question, “What will it hurt to have home-schooled students play sports in public schools.”
Truly, what will it hurt?
I could sit here and argue each point that Mr. Carlson outlined in his column, however, I truly believe the bottom line is what this hurts is the pocketbook and ego of our lawmakers.


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