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Letters

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    A reminder of why we love to come home

    To the editor:

    There is something to be said about a small town. No one-way streets or honking cars at red lights. Old Main Street buildings collecting the town’s history revealing their secrets in the layers of paint and traces of old business signs faded on the sides of the building.

    Yes, there is something to be said about a small town where the store owners know not only their customers but their parents, children and grandchildren.

  • Newspaper’s Gator-hater owes child apology

    To the editor:

    Returning from a weeklong business trip I usually find pleasure in my local newspapers article(s) to catch up.

    In the snowman contest (page A11, Jan. 28) bottom center Adison Carrico built a snowman that had a Gator hat on it.

    It made me smile because the kids were having fun outside making snowmen. Then I started reading the captions below the photos.

    The caption below Adison's photo was seeded in a bullying manner that if asked, Adison probably didn't feel good about.

  • Those responsible for fiscal court deficit should fix it

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to a couple of things in the fiscal court story in the Jan. 21 edition of the paper.

    First of all, I am sure everyone was as shocked as I was at the news Anderson County might be facing a $400,000 deficit. Blaming the recycling center, etc., does not get the bills paid.  The number one priority should be, "What are we going to do to balance the budget?"

  • Obama trying to purchase unearned legacy

    To the editor:

    In 2009, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor that he had not earned. Since then, his bland descriptions of evildoers have confounded Republicans and related pundits. They probed too deeply. He is simply trying to earn the honor.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Hoping new fiscal court can fix old one’s ‘dumb’ recycling mistakes

    To the editor:

    This letter is aimed directly at the recycling blunder of the fiscal court.

    But first, let me pull my foot out of my own mouth. I was and still am an open supporter of the recycling project proposed by the fiscal court, and if I said it once I’ll say it a thousand times: recycling will work but only if managed right.

  • Did Grimes even read outdoor column?

    To the editor:

    This is a response to a letter in last week’s paper by Roy Grimes, titled “Outdoor columnist should get facts on elk lottery.”

    My Jan. 7 outdoors column in The Anderson News was three-quarters of a page in length, yet one sentence stirred up Roy Grimes.

  • Outdoor columnist should get facts correct on elk lottery

    To the editor:

    I read your paper almost weekly. I am disturbed by an implication by your outdoor columnist, Jeff Lilly, that the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ elk drawings are dishonestly conducted. He refers to “so-called random” elk drawings in his article in last week’s Anderson News.

    Mr. Lily has made these accusations in the past based apparently due to his lack of success in the annual elk drawing.

  • Media, politicians ‘minimize’ criminal acts in Ferguson and Staten Island

    To the editor:

    “There’s always that 10 percent,” said Sergeant King, my senior drill instructor at Parris Island. His reference was to bad behavior.

    Accordingly, imbalance describes media and political reactions to the recent grand jury decisions at Ferguson and Staten Island. Truth, justice, and two criminal acts were minimized, and criticism of the police was maximized.

  • ‘War on coal’ not to blame for higher cost of electricity

    To the editor:

    Electric rate increases headlined in the Dec. 3 edition of The Anderson News said that Kentucky Utilities and Blue Grass Energy attribute the “war on coal” as the basis for their request.

    A spokesperson for Blue Grass Energy says that the “cost of coal going up” is a contributing factor.

    The article quotes a spokeswoman from Kentucky Utilities that gives as an example of this “war,” a $563 million investment in a natural gas generating station.

  • Prefers ‘column as facts dictate’

    To the editor:

    Ben Carlson’s comments in the Nov. 26 edition of the paper on the fiscal court’s decision to install scales need some clarification.

    First, the junk/trash referred to currently goes into a compactor free of charge. The fiscal court (your taxpayer money) then pays, very expensively, I might add) to haul that compactor to the Benson Valley Landfill.