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Parents learning the joys of ‘No. 2’

By Shannon Brock

I never thought I could be so excited about someone going No. 2 — yes, that No. 2.

But when it’s a dog and the act is happening outside instead of in your kitchen floor, living room or car, it’s darn near worth shouting about.

Josh and I welcomed Lily, our 32-pound bouncing, baby yellow lab, into our home last week. She’s 5 months old, and for the next few years, she’s the closest thing to a baby we’re going to have. But as I’m finding out, having a dog is a lot closer to having a baby that one might think.


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An explanation for an unhappy reader

By Ben Carlson

A very pleasant but obviously unhappy lady called me Friday to object to the number of harvested deer and other wildlife photos that appeared in last week’s paper.

She is a long-time subscriber but made it clear that if dead animal photos continue to be printed, she most certainly will not renew her subscription again.

To slugs like me who sell newspapers, that’s like hearing nails on a chalkboard.


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COLUMN: Learning to cast a vote

By Shannon Brock

In 1992, I voted for Ross Perot. I was just a few days from turning 8 years old, and I was in the second grade.

Obviously, it didn't count for anything and, as you might expect, my political reasoning wasn't very advanced. I feel pretty confident saying I had no idea what he stood for, and I had very little knowledge of America's party system or its election process.

I'm pretty sure I voted for Perot because I felt sorry for him. Out of the three "most popular" candidates, he had the least support, from what I'd heard. So I voted for him.


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Anderson’s ‘Liquid Bluegrass’

By Jay Cason

I occasionally receive a copy of the latest book authored by someone who has Kentucky connections. I’m an avid reader, so I usually read the book if the author is from Anderson County or if it seems potentially interesting.

During my six years with The Anderson News, I’ve perused and then written my impressions of about a couple dozen books that have been sent or dropped off at our office. Some were pretty good reads, some not so much.

Recently, I received one of the better ones in the mail.


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Obama or McCain shouldn’t matter

By Ben Carlson

You really shouldn’t be concerned if Obama or McCain is our next president.

You shouldn’t but have to be thanks to how much power the federal government has seized from states — and states from communities — via judicial fiat.

Had the feds left states alone and the Constitution been obeyed, who wins the upcoming races for city council and school board would be your primary concern, because it’s those people who would have a direct affect on your life. Ditto the McConnell-Lunsford race for the Senate.


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I love my friends, and I’m not afraid to tell them

By Shannon Brock

I tell my friends some things my husband would never tell his.

Things like, “I love you,” “I miss you,” and “I can’t wait to see you.”


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COLUMN: 'W' movie not all that bad

By Jay Cason

Election day is finally just around the corner and not a minute too soon.

I'm not certain I could endure another month of the mindless propaganda that has inundated the American public for the last several months.

Ethics in politics seems to have gone the way of the passenger pigeon and great auk.

If they have not accomplished much else, at least the continuing negative attack ads that have been launched at us like kamikaze pilots attacking a battleship, have caused me to wonder about many things political including:


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EDITORIAL: Remember late county clerk on election day

By The Staff

Lost amid the buzz over Obama vs. McCain and Denny vs. Stratton is the fact that for the first time in a generation Harold Ritchey won't preside over Tuesday's election results.

Ritchey, the beloved county clerk who passed away this summer while jogging on Broadway, was Anderson County's Rock of Gibraltar when it came to election night, and Tuesday just won't be the same without him.

As enamored of his job as he was, Ritchey always seemed to love election night more than any other duty he so flawlessly performed.


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Letters to the Editor

By The Staff

Stevens is sincere, hardworking

To the editor:

 

This letter of recommendation is gladly written on behalf of a long-time good personal friend, Kent Stevens.

 

Quite candidly, I met Kent several years ago while buying feed for my cattle. I was most impressed with his friendly attitude and it immediately enabled us to establish what has become a lasting friendship. I would say from my continued relationship over the years with Kent that he certainly has the qualities of a great leader.

 


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So what if my husband wears an apron?

By Shannon Brock

A lot of attention has recently been paid to my cooking skills, or lack thereof.

During my last visit to Pineville, one of Josh’s aunts playfully asked when I was going to cook her family dinner in all of the new cookware I received before the wedding. I told her she and her family were welcome to come to Lexington for a meal at our house any time, but not to expect me to be the one frying the chicken or baking the dessert.


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