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Letters

  • Post office provides human touch

    To the editor:
    I know this is the day of online everything but I just wanted to give a special thanks to our post office.
    Rick at our Lawrenceburg Post Office went far and beyond to help me find a package that I had mailed to my son and somehow had disappeared.
    It was so nice to talk to the human voice of someone who seemed to really care. You can’t get that from a computer. I know the post office is suffering from the world of online and I, for one, will hate it if we lose the human touch.  Thanks again, Rick.
    Adele Strasburger

  • Dumping on Wildcat has to stop

    To the editor:
    As a resident of Wildcat Road I am sick and tired of being the dumping ground for the county and now apparently for Woodford County as well.
    Waste dumping has been happening on our beautiful section of gravel road for decades, but it required 1,500 gallons of raw human waste to bring this issue to the attention of County residents at large. A cleanup of our road every few years is not only inadequate but a poor management of tax funds. We want the dumping to stop, now.

  • Don’t do away with constables

    To the editor:
    A recent study commissioned by Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown, has perked the issue of constables to the surface again.
    Though in summary it consigns the office to the ash heap of history, Mr. Brown states that he has a main concern.
    It is an office without any mandated training.
    So the question begs itself. Training, why not? This is a no-brainer. A professional needs training. Many constables already have it others receive it through the Kentucky Constable Association.

  • Editor has right to speak, whether you like him or not

    To the editor:
    In response to Pat Bullock’s letter to the editor last week I’d like to point out that the fact that The Anderson News is available to the public doesn’t mean it’s a “public newspaper,” and that Mr. Carlson is violating some community right by expressing his opinion in it.  

  • Illegal dumping shows lack of respect

    To the editor:
    I can’t say I know the answer to the county’s trash and recycling questions, but there is one facet of the issue that I’m reminded about every day as I walk my dogs, and it makes me very, very sad.

  • Jesus, Republican Party aren’t coming back

    To the editor:
    On March 20, 2003, the US and its allies began the “shock and awe “ air strikes over Baghdad, Iraq.
    Those watching the event through the media sat amazed while the voices and faces of those even remotely connected to the apocalyptic deluge mirrored, well, shock and awe.

  • Thankful for guardian angels

    To the editor:
    With just celebrating Thanksgiving I felt as if now was the time to share a part of what our family had to be thankful for: protecting angels.
    On Oct. 29, our sister, Linda Hardin, fell in front of the Dollar Store off Broadway.
    One shoe flew off, her hands were scuffed and her knees sore when embarrassment set in. All of a sudden she heard the voices of angels.

  • Herndon an example of why Republicans lost

    To the editor:
    Sports editor John Herndon’s recent column (for the most part it resembles the recent Republican platform wrapped in biblical quotes) is a prime example as to why the Republicans experienced a resounding national defeat, and why religion should never be part of the publicly funded education system or the government.
    If being a Christian is defined by supporting the extreme right wing policies of intolerance, sexism and racism, Buddhism looks pretty good to me.

  • Carlson’s column a true ‘toxic haze’

    To the editor:
    I take exception to Ben Carlson’s column last week regarding mandatory trash pick up. It does not appear to me that Ben Carlson should use The Anderson News to promote his own personal agenda.
    It is a public newspaper and should report the news.
    Ben Carlson gave his opinion previously in his article. Then David Steedly gave a rebuttal. But Mr. Carlson feels the need to contradict Steedly’s letter solely because he is the editor and feels he has the right to do so.

  • T.O.U.C.H. offers programs for Anderson County community

    To the editor:
    T.O.U.C.H. (Treasuring Our Underprivileged Citizens with Heart) is a new non-profit organization that responds to safety and hazard concerns dealing with the elderly and disadvantaged in Kentucky.
    T.O.U.C.H. volunteers provide materials and do repair and preventative work on residences.
     Our services are always free of charge, but we do appreciate donations from our community.  
    Three other programs are offered under the T.O.U.C.H. umbrella: