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Letters

  • Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it does matter

    To the editor:
    According to Hillary Clinton on the subject of Benghazi, her attitude of “What does it matter?” kind of says it all about many things going on in our government in recent times.
    Starting with Benghazi, for many of us who have lost loved ones through violent acts, it does matter how and why it happened, and what could have prevented it. Maybe to Mrs. Clinton these types of things are mundane and just an everyday occurrence. Though I can’t speak for her or her conscience, her remark whether intentional or not was rather callous.

  • Proclaiming dismay over library, Obama

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Ben Carlson for enlightening all of us about the money being spent by our public library. Furthermore, as we have learned, some folks there like skating around the legal ramifications concerning tax dollars.
    Well, let’s not blame them totally for their incompetence because the resident in the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue claims that award.

  • Drinking, driving and speeding on Ballard Road

    To the editor:
    Rest in peace, my sweet four-footed friend, Sophia.
    She passed early [Monday] morning after being struck by a car. The driver did not have the courtesy to knock or leave a note.
    She will be dearly missed by many on Ballard Road.

  • No good deed goes unpunished

    To the editor:
    You may or may not have heard the phrase, “no good deed goes unpunished” and wondered why would a good deed be punished? There seems to be so few good deeds advertised and so many horrific tales in the news. Unfortunately, I now have an example.
    An 18 year-old boy was taking a walk in his neighborhood down Broadway (somewhere between Highland Avenue and Main Street) on the afternoon of Saturday, June 1 when he suddenly noticed a young blonde boy of approximately 7 years old running out into the street to retrieve his ball.

  • Family thankful for help

    To the editor:
    I am writing this to the editor because I think just about everyone should read this article.
    To the people of Anderson County and surrounding counties, we want to say thank you.
    Our son-in-law Johnny Simpson had a massive stroke on Oct. 20, 2012. He was in intensive care stroke unit for 10 weeks at the University of Louisville. For eight of the 10 weeks, we didn’t know if he was going to live.
    On Dec. 21, we started seeing some improvement and he was moved to Cardinal Hill on Dec. 29. He was there until the end of February.

  • Recycling center to move forward

    To the editor:
    After many months of waiting, Anderson County’s new recycling program will be launching soon.
    Last spring, the county received grant money from the state to help improve its recycling program. With this money, the county purchased a skid steer loader, a cardboard baler and seven collection trailers.
    To support the program, the city purchased two additional trailers, making the total nine.

  • Tornado and glass pile would be a bad mix

    To the editor:
    Usually I’m writing monthly weather forecasts, or looking for that next severe weather outbreak, or perhaps helping someone pick a good weekend for an outdoor event.
    Today I’d like to mention something a little more interesting and maybe a little strange, but possible. What would happen if a tornado hit the industrial park?

  • Only antidote is honest power

    To the editor:
    Money-purchased thievery (e.g. monopolistic drugs) and money-purchased incompetence (e.g. our $16.7 trillion debt) by greedy profiteers produce the stupid legislative outcomes in Washington (e.g. a bridge to nowhere).
    For years, Speaker Boehner blamed President Obama and Senator Reid for not submitting their budgets. He should have blamed himself. He was responsible for their irresponsibility and therefore an equal party to their malfeasance.

  • Community input needed on ACMS principal search

    To the editor:
    The School-Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Council at Anderson County Middle School discussed the process for selecting a new principal at a special called meeting on May 8.  
    The council hopes to name a principal by June 7, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  
    At the May 8 meeting, the council established a written plan/timeline and decided to survey students, staff, parents and members of the community in order to gather input for establishing criteria for principal selection.

  • Help victim of Boston bombing

    To the editor:
    Thank you for covering the story on Rebekah and Noah Gregory being injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.
    Rebekah’s mother, Tina Catlett Gregory, is a graduate of Anderson County High School and her grandparents, Dave and Ruby Catlett are residents of Lawrenceburg.
    Rebekah continues to recover and the doctors are working hard to help save her leg. Her mother, Tina, has remained by her bedside for nearly a month now.