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Letters

  • 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:

  • Bargains galore at Giant Rummage Sale

    To the editor:
    I love the fall, the crisp, cool mornings, the twinkling of the frost on the fields, and the vibrant colors as the leaves turn on the trees. I also love the holiday season and the opportunities to get together with friends and family, which makes me think about how thankful I am for the many good things and good people in my life.

  • Trick-or-treater learned lesson about USA

    This letter is in response to 11-year-old Adam Steele’s Nov. 7 letter to the editor regarding dressing up as Gov. Mitt Romney for Halloween.

    To the editor:
    Dear Adam, I am glad you shared this unforgettable Halloween experience with us. I hope you choose to never forget what a divided nation looks like, and you just saw a tiny piece of it.
    We no longer are the United States, far from it. It is sad, Adam. I hope that you never forget what freedom stands for and think ahead to your future, along with other young people like yourself.

  • T.O.U.C.H. to collect relief donations

    To the editor:
    T.O.U.C.H. received the following post on our Facebook page. Bill Beuckman is a member of the organization. His family of firefighters was hit hard by Sandy. We are working with him trying to collect donations for those hit by this superstorm.
    Here is the post that came to our Facebook page:
    “Firefighter Bill Beuckman (JERSEY) and Firefighter Lance Beuckman (JJ) on Boone Trail Emergency Services has family on Long Beach Island, N.J., which was one of the hardest hit areas in NJ.

  • King’s road to victory not an easy one

    To the editor:
    Last Tuesday, Kim King was overwhelmingly re-elected to represent Anderson County in the Kentucky House of Representatives. She was able to do this with many powerful entities working hard against her. After all was said and done, Kim King not only won her seat district wide, she won Anderson County, even though her opponent Kent Stevens was from Anderson County.

  • Tell officials to support recycling building

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Anderson County Environmental Community, I would like to provide some factual information to clear up the editorial from Nov.7, “Tell magistrates to protect Earth and your wallet.”
    Last spring, the committee, with support and approval from both the county and city, applied for and received a $125,000 grant to purchase equipment to improve Anderson’s recycling program.  

  • War is never the right answer

    To the editor:
    A world in peace is something that some of us cannot imagine. I know that as long as I can remember there has been war in some part of the world that affected me in some way.
    How can we establish a lasting peace you may ask? Some may say by raging more wars to gain the advantage over other countries. This is the wrong answer. War only creates more war.

  • Hospice an integral community resource

    To the editor:
    My mother was very ill with heart failure and in the hospital. She wanted to go home. Her doctor said she could with Hospice care. This was the first I had heard of Hospice.
    Their efficiency (combined with sensitivity and compassion) was so welcome at a confusing time in my family’s life. Hospice care combined the highest level of quality care with emotional and spiritual support.

  • Sheriff thanks community for Trick or Treat success

    To the editor:
    On behalf of everyone involved, I would like to thank all those involved for making Trick or Treat on Main a huge success.  
    Combining DARE Project Safe Street with the City’s Treat or Treat on the Green along with businesses and churches got us the result we wanted, the best Halloween event ever.   

  • Christian Academy coverage appreciated

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, thank you for the great coverage of the open house and dedication of our new school this past week.
    We are blessed to live in a community where our hometown newspaper supports folks who are working to make a positive difference in our “friendly, growing” piece of small town America.