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Witnessing the death of a bedroom community

By BEN CARLSON

The notion that Anderson County should remain a bedroom community has been issued a death sentence, and not a moment too soon.

For decades our leaders and those bent on making fortunes on residential real estate have shunned industry and the tax base it provides.

Don’t believe us? Then name one other county in the Bluegrass that hasn’t acquired a spin-off business since Toyota arrived in Georgetown all those years ago.

You can’t because there aren’t any.


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LETTER: Pray for skate park

By The Staff

To the editor:

I hope that everyone in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County will make the skate park a reality.

With the help of the good Lord, we can get this skate park done soon by working and giving.

Thank you, and thank God.

Billy K. Thornton

Lawrenceburg


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COLUMN: Cory Grant travels a new trail

By Jay Cason

Cory Grant is the only person from Anderson County who has hiked the entire 2,170-mile-long Appalachian Trail, which extends from Georgia to Maine.

When he thru-hiked the AT in August 2005, he vowed to return in the future. He recently kept the promise he made to himself and repeated the 280-mile section that runs through Maine.

But unlike the first trek when he traveled most of the trail alone, Cory had a hiking partner on his recent hike. And he intends to travel life's trails with this partner from now on.


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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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COLUMN: There's nothing like the smell of dead leaves

By Shannon Brock

I just love the smell of dead leaves.

It sounds a little creepy, but it's true. And up until a couple weeks ago, I hadn't really realized what I was smelling.

My husband and I were at Veteran's Park in Lexington enjoying a lovely evening and sauntering along the walking path.

I took a deep breath and made a comment something like, "I just love the smell of fall. I can't really describe it, but there's just a smell, and when you smell it, you know it's fall."


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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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