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Letters

  • Hamilton got it right: recycling is, indeed, a worthwhile effort

    This is in response to Chris Hamilton’s article about recycling in The Anderson News Extra. I wholeheartedly agree that recycling does not have to produce an income to justify making it a priority.

    I admit that, for most of my life, I did not recycle and it has only become a priority in the last few years. I’m appreciative of the bins that have been placed in the Kroger parking lot. That is very helpful!

    I had been taking my recyclables to Lexington and putting them in the bins at the Good Foods Coop on Southland Drive.

  • ‘Thanks for Nuthin’ cartoon was an offensive spin on an 11-year war

    Last Wednesday’s paper had me steaming. Terry Wise’s cartoon showing Obama saying “Thanks for nuthin” at a military grave was neither funny nor ironic. Political cartoons are supposed to be one or the other or both.

    It is a gross oversimplification to blame Obama for an 11-year war that is more complicated than most Americans understand. And why does Obama say the word “nuthin”? Is there a meaning to this? It’s not very sensitive to people of color.

  • How can I submit a letter to the editor?

    The Anderson News welcomes opinion letters from its readers. Local letters about local issues are given top priority but letters about other topics will be accepted.

    Letters are published as space becomes available and they are limited to 400 words or less.

    The deadline to have a letter considered for an upcoming issue is noon Friday.

    The Anderson News reserves the right to edit letters for content and length and only one name will be published as the author of a letter.

  • Recycling is on the right track, will continue to grow

    Just a few lines about my thoughts on the Anderson County Recycling Program.

    I have been in favor of it for some time now. I have been in the recycling business for most of my life and I personally know that it can be a very good program economically, environmentally as well as profitable.

    And as I said before, if managed right, it can and will be a very, very good thing for all of Anderson County and her people.

  • Relay is a success because of community support

    I think the following businesses truly get the meaning of community participation because of their contributions to the Relay.

    They are the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, City of Lawrenceburg, Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, Edmonson’s Towing, Carey’s Towing, Lawrenceburg Police Department, Schell Septic, Boy Scouts Troop #37, Lawrenceburg Supply, Anderson County EMS, Emma B Ward, Bluegrass Signs and The Anderson News for donating services to Relay for Life.

    Without volunteerism, Relay for Life could not be as successful.

  • It takes a team to pull off an election

    I want to take explain the involved process and people it takes to help make the Primary Election go as smooth as possible.

    The election process never stops in our office. The deputies continually work to ensure that everything is ready for Election Day. The staff works daily to process voter registration information.

  • Sue Lou Smith takes music students to new levels

    My son is a junior at Anderson County High School and has been very actively involved in the Advanced Choir, Men’s Choir, All-State Choir and has had starring roles in the spring musicals for the past 3 years. He has achieved all of this due to a teacher at the high school.

    I would like to say a few words about Mrs. Sue Lou Smith, the choir director and musical director.

  • Government tramples 2nd Amendment rights

    I am sincerely curious. This isn’t just a rhetorical question, whether you’d be “riding the fence” about a miniscule restoration of 1st Amendment rights if our government trampled those as they do the 2nd Amendment?

    Suppose, specifically, that:

    •If you gave your neighbor, on her way to the store, money to buy you a newspaper and she does, you’ve both committed felonies.

    •It’s a felony to possess a newspaper within 1,000 feet of a school unless there’s a state “newspaper anywhere” law.

  • There are bigger issues than the baseball scoreboard

    While reading a recent edition of The Anderson News, I was disappointed by the fact that there were two large articles about the baseball scoreboard and how it’s a shame that it’s not working correctly, although I agree.

  • Experience is a reminder of the greatness of this town

    I would like to extend some props to a wonderful few instances.

    First, a few weeks ago, my ruby red Nissan pickup truck decided not to start in the Kroger parking lot near the drive thru pharmacy.

    As I waited an hour for assistance from AAA, some 20 or so passing motorists offered their aid and repeatedly I said thank you to their neighborly offers and inquiries.

    That is truly a testament to our city and county is the friendly manner of the many. To those, let me again say, I really appreciate your efforts.