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EDITORIAL: Sign ordinances ripe for change

By Ben Carlson

A story on this week’s front page reveals efforts by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to nudge once and for all the city and county into changing their ridiculous sign ordinances.

Those ordinances are virtually the same, but enforced differently by each, often to the point of ridiculousness.

Take, for example, Eagle Lake. Its owner has tried for years to get a green light to build a marquee-type sign near the Bypass, giving passersby a list of all businesses in the development.


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Lady Bearcat fans called ‘hooligans’

By The Staff

The Lady Panthers may have been out-scored and out-sized in the 8th Region tournament, but the girls and their Carroll County fans outclassed Anderson County, hands down.

High school sports should bring out the best in competition and good sportsmanship; occasionally it does just the opposite. That was the case Monday night when CCHS played Anderson County at South Oldham High School.

A group of about a dozen Anderson County roughnecks sitting on the Carroll County side of the gym harangued and harassed the Lady Panthers the entire game.


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Time to allow Sunday package sales

By Ben Carlson

It’s a wonder Lexington continues to exist now that a full two years have passed since the Urban County Council OK’d Sunday sales of packaged alcohol.

On that fateful day in December of 2007, people there (and from here if they want to drive 30 miles) were allowed to buy beer, wine or whatever they wanted.

Despite the outrage of those opposed to Sunday sales, brimstone has yet to rain from the sky over Fayette County, and the area has yet to be consumed by hellfire, or whatever.


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Letters to the Editor - 03.11

By The Staff

Carlton’s letter missed the mark

To the editor:

Will Carlton missed the point I was trying to make in his letter last week titled ‘Missed opportunity to teach a lesson.’

His letter makes me out to be this father who is ranting and raving over his child not making “whatever team they tried out for.”

It was not my intention on making this personal. I was merely stating a problem, as well as speaking for others that I know share in my thinking.


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Hooligans? Not hardly

By John Herndon

It’s not often that I respond to a column that appears in another publication, especially a local paper similar to The Anderson News.

After 24 years in the business, I know it can be difficult to put together a factual, yet interesting story. In sports writing, when you are often crossing county lines for game stories, it can be doubly tough.


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Both sides of Barbie

By Shannon Brock

At 50, Barbie certainly doesn’t look her age.

The 11.5-inch plastic doll doesn’t look a day older than she did when she was first “born” in 1959.

But over the course of her half century, she sure has managed to stir up a lot of trouble. So much so that legislators in a state or two have tried to get the sale of the doll banned.


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Column: Is Obama the devil? Carlson answers reader’s question

By Ben Carlson

Remember Jeff Johns’ letter to the editor in last week’s paper? The one in which he challenged me to weigh in on the opinion of some of his relatives that President Obama is actually the devil incarnate?

To that challenge I harken back to a comment then-candidate Obama gave when a preacher of national renown asked him about his position on abortion. Like Obama said, that is “above my pay grade.”


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Letters to the Editor - 03.04

By The Staff

Missed opportunity to teach a lesson

To the editor,


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Math is something to celebrate

By Shannon Brock

I’m a math nerd. I can’t help it — I absolutely love numbers.

In fact, to this day, my high school calculus teacher has a hard time believing I ended up in a career working with words (of all things). I sometimes find it hard to believe myself.


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Column: TV shows a wake-up call for my old Kentucky home

By Shannon Brock

A lot has been said about Eastern Kentucky over the past month or so, and I’ve taken notice. How could I not?

Eastern Kentucky is home to me. More specifically, the mountains of Pineville are home to me.

Pineville has been in the news on several occasions at the state level, but most of the national focus has been on Harlan and Hazard and other towns in between. In a sense, that’s still home to me. My daddy still drives to Harlan every day for work, and I’ve played many a softball game in Hazard.


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