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LETTER: A promise to return dumped trash

By The Staff

To the editor:

I would like to comment on the folks who don't want to pay to have their refrigerators, TVs, couches and mattresses taken away or mess with it themselves.

We live in the beautiful country area. We love it here. Why do you want to dump your unwanted things on our roadsides? The deer and turkey just can't figure out what to do with it.

It is enough that we have to deal with the folks dropping kittens, puppies, old dogs and cats and any other animals they don't want. We can't take them all.


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LETTER: Skate park raffle supporters thanked

By The Staff

To the editor:

The Lawrenceburg Skate Park Committee would like to give a large round of applause to Ben Carlson, editor for The Anderson News.

Thank you, Ben, for being interested and generous toward our cause.

Thank you for all of your help with skate park updates, and coverage of events including Anderson County youth who are writing essays on "Why We Need a Skate Park in Lawrenceburg," and for your generosity of donating five one-year subscriptions to The Anderson News for our raffles, held at the Burgoo Festival.


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COLUMN: Diplomacy, even for idiots

By Ben Carlson

It goes without saying that the world has no shortage of repugnant, awful people.

Given my chosen profession, I happen across at least my fair share of those people, most of which are foul-mouthed agitators bent on telling me why they or someone they know shouldn't be listed in the paper's court docket or some such nonsense.

I have never lost a moment's sleep over those people, mostly because along with their charges, we also print the outcomes of their cases. In short, if you're charged, it's in the paper; when you're exonerated or found guilty, that's in there, too.


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COLUMN: Too much time on my hands

By Jay Cason

Nowadays, I'm just working part-time at The Anderson News. While I do enjoy the additional time to myself, there is at least one downside-I have way too much time available to contemplate things that bug me but over which I have no control.

While I can't control these things, I can fantasize about dealing with them when I'm king. Here are a few.


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EDITORIAL: It's OK to look this gift horse in the mouth

By The Staff

We now have 1.2 million reasons to be optimistic about the possibility of new jobs and industry finally making their mutual way to Anderson County.

That's the number of dollar bills soon to be neatly stacked in the Economic Development Authority's bank account, courtesy of the privately held Industrial Foundation's decision to disband and hand over its dough.


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COLUMN: Motorcycles, ATVs are too risky a ride for me

By Shannon Brock

My cousin April is lucky to be alive, and she'd be the first person to say so.

A few months ago, she was on a motorcycle day trip with her boyfriend. He was driving the bike, and two of their friends were following close behind on another bike.

The same four people and the same two bikes had made the same exact trip the weekend before, but both bikes hit a rough patch of gravel this time around sending all four riders to the emergency room.


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LETTER: Kudos to county road crew

By The Staff

To the editor:

Just wanted to give a shout out for the Anderson County Road Department for repairing Lanes Mill Road.

Thanks goes to road foreman Chip Chambers and crew for a job well done.

Scott Frasier

Lawrenceburg


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COLUMN: Goodbye to woman's best friend

By Mary Garrison

When I cried, Kirby always stayed close, comforting me without words.

The first time I lived by myself, Kirby made sure I wasn't completely alone. When my heart was broken, she reminded me that I could always count on her. If I was too busy to spend as much time as usual with her, she was happy just to see me when I showed up again.


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LETTER: Forget a skate park, we need a pool

By The Staff

To the editor:

Yep, a skate park is going to be great for about a quarter of the youth population around age 8 to 19.

Sure a few older folks will probably use it, too. I hope they have insurance and ibuprofen.

But what about the rest of us age 4 weeks to 100 years?

A pool would be a beneficial and fun source of exercise. Not a "fancy nancy" water park designed for toddlers and small children that would cost a lot.


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Even a beauty queen needs a diploma

By Jay Cason

Test scores have been on the minds of a lot of folks as of late, especially those with children in public schools.

Most media attention tends to focus on the local schools' progress in meeting academic goals so that the schools can be compared with ones in neighboring communities, or so one state's progress can be matched against another state's.

Not nearly as much ink is spent on student dropout rates. Perhaps it should be. While Kentucky has made progress, it continues to have one of the nation's highest dropout rates.


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