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Thumbs up, down

By Ben Carlson

Thumbs down to the state’s transportation cabinet for still not having 45 mph speed limit signs on U.S. 127 Bypass. Extending the speed limit past the new elementary school made good sense, but it’s hard to understand why the cabinet yanked out the 55 mph signs just past the park entrance and didn’t replace them with 45 mph signs. The only warning northbound drivers receive that the speed limit is reduced is at Carlton Drive just south of Kroger. Those who enter 127 from Broadway, Highway 44 or any of the smaller streets and head north have no way of knowing the limit.


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Remembering our veterans

By The Staff

Editor’s note: The following was written by the late John Boggs Jr. of Lawrenceburg, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

While sitting in church surrounded by my family, grandchildren and friends, I am so grateful for my freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from fear and freedom from want.

Having spent my lifetime in a democratic society and enjoying all of the freedoms, it is so easy to take for granted these values the rest of the world is so envious of.


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Americans finally ‘do the right thing’

By Jay Cason

I’ve never been prouder to be an American than I’ve been since Barack Obama was declared president-elect last week.

I supported Obama, but that’s not the reason for my pride. I’m proud because the election of a qualified black man signifies that our nation has finally taken a giant step toward making amends for our past racial transgressions.


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Stratton best choice to replace Denny

By Ben Carlson

When a team is a player short and needs a sub, a good coach will always put his best available player in the game.

Let’s hope Gov. Steve Beshear follows that philosophy and selects Anthony Stratton to fill outgoing 4th District Magistrate Jason Denny’s seat on the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

Denny is leaving the court after winning the county clerk’s seat last Tuesday and as of Tuesday morning, Beshear had not named his replacement.


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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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A political name game

By Jay Cason

Political campaigning that unmercifully seemed to go on forever finally concluded Tuesday. The mudslinging from both parties was brutal. But modern-era campaign shenanigans pale in comparison to the political hi-jinks perpetrated by some shirttail relatives of a Lawrenceburg man who, in 1912, came very close to being elected president of the United States.


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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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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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