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In need of a good night's sleep

By Jay Cason

Due to my wife's recent surgery, I've been sleeping all by my lonesome for the past 10 days.

It's a new experience - the first time in 39 years of marriage I've been able to occupy the master bed by myself for an extended period.

When I first realized that such a unique opportunity was at hand, I planned to make the most of it.

Let me explain.

My wife is the best person I know. She's kind to everybody, even those few she doesn't especially like. And those few have no idea she doesn't care for them.


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Bits and pieces of my tenure thus far

By Shannon Brock

I've been back in Anderson County for a little over three weeks now, and a few things have happened that don't necessarily warrant a column on their own, but still deserve to be mentioned in a combined effort. So here goes...

Last week's column

OK, so my "shoe" column last week wasn't exactly well received by some of you. You either didn't understand it, or once you did understand it, you thought you'd wasted too much of your life trying to figure it out. I apologize for the turmoil my metaphor must have caused you.


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Sound familiar?

By Ben Carlson

The political prowess and calculation with which Gov. Beshear is making his case for building casinos in Kentucky is both brilliant and detestable.

Beshear was crying the financial blues to anyone who would listen seemingly before his inauguration speech was over.

In the blink of an eye, the perception of the commonwealth went from a prosperous, growing state - "Unbridled Spirit!" - to one mired in red ink and teetering on the brink of financial ruin.


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Good job, fiscal court

By Ben Carlson

What a difference a few months can make.

Late last year we used this space to repeatedly take to task the Anderson County Fiscal Court for even considering the idea of implementing a payroll tax to solve what we were being told was a pending fiscal crisis.

Fast-forward to the past few weeks and we now have a fiscal court eager to find every spare penny in the county's budget and unafraid of tweaking a few noses in the process.


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Dancers are our best kept secret

By Ben Carlson

I tried several times to apologize to Lisa Winfrey, who only chucked each time and said don't worry about it.

Although I've heard the high school dance team mentioned a time or two in passing and we've had an occasional bit of information about it in the paper, I felt horrible that I was so ignorant of the team's accomplishments, including consecutive national titles.

As I typically do on Mondays, I was tossing story ideas around the office (aka bothering everyone), trying to gauge staff, and by proxy, reader reaction to what's going on around town.


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Letter: Is water to blame for bad drivers?

By The Staff

To the editor:

Being in a career that moves me around state to state every few years, we recently settled here in Anderson County.

It's plain to see that the people are friendly and show a lot of manners when you run into them at church or in the stores around town.


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Rhett and Scarlett, the sequel

By Jay Cason

As soon as I learned Donald McCaig's sequel to "Gone With the Wind" was due out in November, it was quickly added to my Christmas wish list.

I must have been a pretty good boy, as the 498-page "Rhett Butler's People" was under our tree Christmas Day. I devoured it in two days.

Set in the Old South in the years immediately before the Civil War and continuing through the war and into early Reconstruction, both books tell of Southern plantation life and how the war changed that way of life forever.


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Letter: Kudos to Chambers, road crew

By The Staff

To the editor:

It's been my experience that most people like to complain more than encourage.

I have lived in Anderson County my entire life; specifically Corinth Road.

I remember when there were times that we wouldn't see a county road truck for days after a snow. This past Tuesday the county road truck graded and dropped cinders on our road even before daylight.

When I proceeded to Highway 512 and then to Highway 395, I found both of those roads un-graded.


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A peek outside Anderson's box

By The Staff

No money. No aquatic center. Not even a skate park.

The list of what Anderson County doesn't have often appears to dwarf the list of things it does.

As a result, residents gripe and politicians grip over our perceived shortcomings and look to each other for solutions.

"Think outside of the box" we often hear and say, but when was the last time any of us actually did so?

The folks in Casey County, however, have what appears to be a whiz-bang group of thinkers who are so far outside the box it's a wonder if they can even see the box.


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A kinder, gentler Marine Corps?

By Ben Carlson

The Marines, I uttered under my breath, are turning soft.

While touring the Marine Corps' recruit training depot last week with educators from across Kentucky and West Virginia, the Air Force veteran in me couldn't help but reflect on my own boot camp experiences while listening to drill instructors describe what they can - and can't - do to train recruits.

The drill instructors said the days of yelling cuss words at recruits that would make, well, a Marine blush, are long gone.

Running for miles in the rain and mud? Gone.


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