• Sheriff’s office earns kudos

    To the editor:

    I would like to send congratulations to Sheriff Troy Young and his deputies for receiving their accreditation.

    I know how hard they worked to achieve this high standard of the policies and procedures practiced by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The citizens, community and county should be proud of this goal, which is not easily handed out to law enforcement agencies.

    Kentucky sheriffs must rise to a higher standard for recognition to be awarded the accreditation certificate.  

  • War on police is not OK

    To the editor:

    I usually do not to get in here and rant and rave or stand up on a soapbox and preach, but things are happing in this country that are hitting too close to home for me not to say something.

    As of today my fellow brothers in blue and this nation have lost 83 real heroes, not someone who people call hero because he plays sports, someone that sings songs or someone embracing there identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance.

  • Briscoe thankful for community support

    To the editor:

    Thank you for the unbelievable amount of support I have received since the situation at the home opening football game.

    The letters, calls, stop-ins and conversations have truly been overwhelming and appreciated. There are others who deserve our thanks for all that they and their families have done over the years. These include pillars of our community: Doc Wash, Tracy Briscoe and Angie Smith, along with Dr. Joe Dobner and all the ATCs who have volunteered their services.

  • Consider Pierian Spring in new library design

    To the editor:

    Although I live far away now, I hope that as a native of Lawrenceburg and eighth generation in the state you might indulge the perspective that I may offer folks.

    With the coming improvements to the internet-age-library which, seems more concerned for socialization than lucubration, I hope some readers might recall that the little building shoved to one side of the modern edifice is the original Pierian Club House.

  • Debate moderators squandered opportunity

    To the editor:

    The three moderators of the prime-time presidential debate achieved only half of what they set out to do, i.e. “hog the spotlight and disparage Donald Trump.”

    They hogged the spotlight. The time they spent asking questions exceeded the response time allotted to candidates.

  • Community thanked for Family Fun Fest support

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers would like to thank all the community partners, school staff and volunteers for your continued support of the Anderson County Family Fun Fest.

    This year proved to be another success. We handed out close to 800 back packs and supplies to local students in grades preschool through 12.

    We also had over 50 vendors who participated by distributing information about local businesses, agencies and activities, many of which also gave away free supplies or other goodies.

  • ‘I have the right to believe, and practice what I believe’

    To the editor:

    I Since June 26, much attention has been brought to the county clerk’s offices in Kentucky, as well as other states, regarding the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

    In a column published in today’s paper, I, as your county clerk, address the duties of the job with regard to issuing a marriage license. I gave a brief explanation of the process and the reasons behind it.

  • ‘Athletic tax’ is ‘shameful’

    To the editor:

    I would like to express my opinion about the new athletic tax that will now be charged to students that choose to play sports.

    First of all, I am 100 percent against any new tax on working people; we already bleed enough.

    Secondly, since playing a sport is a choice, any student and their family makes, why should the fact that a student gets free or reduced lunches have any bearing on whether they have to pay or not pay?

  • Confederate, Union monuments should be honored

    To the editor:

    I was raised in Fayette and Woodford counties. Most courthouse lawns and courthouse squares have Confederate or Union monuments.

    Confederates were mainly men from all around Kentucky, mostly farmers and not slave owners.

    Less than 10 percent in the Bluegrass owned slaves and were wealthy planters. There we black Confederates as well that served, and in all fairness we need to honor these beautiful monuments all around the commonwealth, Confederate and Union.

  • Government can’t regulate thoughts, opinions

    To the editor:

    My apologies Mr. Carlson, if I have misinterpreted your statement (July 15th edition) regarding the black man’s “perspective,” but one needn’t be black to be offended by slavery or by a symbol representing the defense of the right of a people to choose to legalize slavery.

    I am not a history expert, but I do know that Kentucky was, of course, a border state in the Civil War, thus giving us ties with both heritages.