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COLUMN: Changes come in groups, or at least pairs

By Shannon Brock

Change. It's something that supposedly none of us like, but it's also inevitable. It's necessary for life to progress and exist, and according to Sheryl Crow, it'll do you good.

But no matter what the songs say and no matter how necessary it is, change can be difficult to deal with if for no other reason than it is what it is.

By definition, change means to "make different" or "cause a transformation" (and if you ask me, the definition should say something about how a single change is impossible because when one thing changes, so do about a million others).


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COLUMN: Five-week hike ends in Virginia

By The Staff

After backpacking about 260 miles over some of the toughest trails I've ever hiked, I decided to leave New England in search of some drier and, much as I hate to admit it, easier trail.

So I headed to northern Virginia to fill in a 40-mile section that also includes a short section of West Virginia. After completing that section, I have now hiked the entire southern half of the 2,170-miles long Appalachian Trail, as well as another 440 miles in New England.


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LETTER: Lunsford protects Kentucky

By The Staff

To the editor:

The Bush administration and the Republican leadership in Congress have taken away the American dream. That is why I'll be supporting Bruce Lunsford for the U.S. Senate.

He has the support of labor unions, which are a driving force in Kentucky politics. He is willing to work with all sides to get things done. Lunsford's agenda is progressive, focusing on universal health care, tax relief for the middle class instead of the wealthy, keeping the estate tax, making college more affordable and ending the war.


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COLUMN: Farewell, Lawrenceburg, it was a great summer

By Katie Saltz

My 10 weeks at The Anderson News were technically up last week, but I simply could not resist the chance to address the people of Anderson County one last time in my final column.

I hope I have provided some food for thought over the summer, or at least conveyed my views clearly and succinctly. But now I am at a total loss of what to say about my experience as a whole.


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LETTER: City thanked for Relay support

By The Staff

To the editor:

We would like to express a public thank-you to Mayor Edwinna Baker and the city of Lawrenceburg for their enormous show of support for the Relay for Life event that took place at the City Park on July 11.

The park was in fantastic shape and many city employees were there well before 7 a.m. on the day of the event, making sure that everything was taken care of.


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COLUMN: Same person, but with a new name

By Shannon Brock

I'm writing this column three days before my wedding knowing that when it runs I'll be four days into my honeymoon on the shores of sunny North Carolina. But if you'll notice, because you are reading it after the wedding, my byline has changed.


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COLUMN: Maine makes for tough hike

By Jay Cason

After hiking about 150 to 160 miles through the soggy, mosquito-infested mountains and bogs of southern New England, I headed north to finish the final 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail that meanders through Maine before it crosses into New Hampshire.

I'd already completed the rest of Maine's 280 AT miles in a 2004 hike.


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EDITORIAL: Here they grow again

By The Staff

The hits just keep coming, don't they?

A quick perusal of several newspapers from surrounding counties last week further reveals just how far out of the loop Anderson County is when it comes to economic development.

Headline in The Harrodsburg Herald: "Modine adding 200 jobs in Mercer."

Headline in The Kentucky Standard: "Local plant scheduled to open in Bardstown this fall."

Headline in The Springfield Sun: "Plant operation, jobs coming to county."


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EDITORIAL: North Main residents deserve better from city

By The Staff

The Lawrenceburg City Council had no legal obligation Monday under the law to vote for or against a planning and zoning board decision to allow a developer to build a senior citizen complex on North Main Street.

Council members did, however, have a moral obligation to their constituents to listen to those who came to speak and subsequently vote on issue rather than hiding behind a measure of the law that's so vague that even the city council's attorney couldn't immediately render an opinion.


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LETTER: Reader fulfills lifelong sailing dream

By The Staff

My girlfriend Linda Richardson and I recently returned from our vacation to Key West, Fla.

It was preceded by a trip to Panama Beach, Fla., where Linda and I participated in the beach wedding of my cousin, Eddie Durr, and his new wife, Missy Quisenberry.

After the wedding we flew to Key West to view the sights, take in the museums and aquarium, and enjoy the tropical life. But while there, I wanted to fulfill a dream I have carried for over thirty years: to take the helm of a schooner on open sea.


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