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Editorials

  • A deal almost too good to be true

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I can’t help but marvel at the unbelievably good deal the group that sold the industrial park property to the EDA received — a deal that is certain to get even sweeter over time.

    I have all the documents on how the deal went down and even I can barely believe it!

  • Get ‘blanking’ signs off intersections

    Column as I see ’em …

    I ranted a bit last week about the non-existent enforcement of the new city/county sign ordinance and should have mentioned the following: those campaign signs candidates and their supporters are putting up all over the county aren’t supposed to be traffic hazards, are they? Several in particular are getting way under my skin, not because of who they represent but because they block the view of an already sketchy intersection.

  • Football team’s hazing went entirely too far

    The details of the most bizarre high school hazing event I have ever heard of were recently reported at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey, where upperclassmen reportedly sexually assaulted freshman football players by lifting the victims by their feet “while a finger was force into his rectum,” according to NJ Advance Media.

    So far, six have been charged in connection to the locker room assault, according to NJ Advance Media. The remainder of the football season has been suspended.

  • Sign law useless unless it’s enforced

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I know I was gone for a while, but I’m sure I read somewhere (here) that the city council and fiscal court passed a new sign ordinance not long ago.

    This ordinance was supposed to be a masterpiece compared to the one it replaced, with clear language to make enforcement – and favoritism for those who know how to return favors – things of the past.

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  • Here’s why Tim is the ‘Wright’ man for the job

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I can hear them now, the handful people who actually supported a new health department building a few years ago, wising off about how history has proved them correct and me and thousands like me wrong about how unnecessary that building was.

    For those who missed the story on A1, the health department is opening a family care clinic next month that will solve the dilemma of where Medicaid patients can receive care, as well as being open to the privately insured.

  • Local business pivotal to building tourism

    Well, it seems the Anderson County Tourism Commission is committed to rising from the ashes of the previous tourism commission. That’s good. It will never get anywhere whining and bellyaching about the position it’s in now. Just move full steam ahead.

    There seems to be a handful of people on the commission who really want to make this work. Strides were made to elect leadership in the commission with Pam Brough, president of the chamber of commerce, nominated as the tourism commission chairperson.

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  • Homeownership brings visions of the movie ‘The Money Pit’

    Recently, my husband and I purchased a house in Frankfort. It’s a cute little house that was built in the ‘70s with room for our family to eventually grow, but lately small household repairs and moving has me feeling like a character in the movie “The Money Pit.”