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Letters

  • Deputies did great job

    To the editor:
    You can tell a lot about a person when you take them out of their comfort zone.
    Friday night we had the honor of working with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. The event: Dinner With The Deputies. The cause: Shop With a Cop.
    The folks did a wonderful job and, even with all of my corny cop jokes, they were not distracted.

  • Herndon, Bearcat broadcast team help preserve lifetime memories

    To the editor:
    For most of us who enjoy sports, especially high school sports, we’ve been blessed with the coverage of John Herndon and The Anderson News.
    As a dad, Wednesday can’t come fast enough. While certainly the front page catches my eye, to be quite honest, I always start with John’s sports and work backwards to the lesser important news and information.  We’ve become accustomed to the multiple, award winning columns that he produces each week as “sports editor.”

  • Thanks all around for help with 5K run

    To the editor:
    I just want to write to say how proud I am to be associated with so many fine people who want to help young people.
    We put on 5K run to raise money for the boys’ basketball team and had112 runners register.
    First of all a thank you goes to the mayor for letting us use the city streets and city police. Police Chief Tommy Burris worked well with us, and the runners loved running on Main Street because it is flat and they could breathe properly. Thanks are also due the sheriff’s office.

  • Auxiliary is truly ‘Friends of Troops’

    To the editor:
    In preparing for the upcoming Christmas and Valentine mail collections, Friends of Our Troops would like to extend special thanks to American Legion  
    Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg, which participated in the most recent campaign.
    The group, which was one of the leading American Legion Auxiliaries in Kentucky, was led by Betty Butler.
    Cards and letters are received from across the nation, mixed thoroughly, divided into hundreds of packages, then sent to military units across the US and around the world.

  • Mandatory trash will harm seniors

    To the editor:
    Just some tidbits for you to chew on about the mandatory trash collection:
    1. I am sure some people in the county still have cisterns, so therefore no water bill.
    2. Not condoning it, but some seniors with a tiny bag of trash put theirs together and split the trash bill. This will be a hardship for those limited income seniors.
    3. It doesn’t seem fair that little Ms. Senior should pay as much for a tiny little bag of trash as Joe Public with the six kids who has eight bags or so a week.
    Just sayin’.

  • Working hard to help disabled voters

    To the editor:
    People with disabilities have the right, like other registered voters, to cast their ballots at polling places that are accessible to them.
    This includes, but is not limited to, people physically accessing their polling places in order to vote independently and privately.

  • Better traffic control needed on Halloween

    To the editor:
    I live in Thoroughbred Estates and this year on Halloween cars were parked on both sides near the entrance.
    It was very hard to see around the cars and was hard to get by other cars coming the opposite way. I know Halloween is a fun time, but this is extremely dangerous. It puts kids in danger, too.
    Andrea Hatcher
    Lawrenceburg
     

  • Getting rid of health director is the answer

    To the editor:
    As everyone now knows there are not enough funds to pay for the new health department building without raising taxes, which is unacceptable at this time and in the future.
    When the building went out for bids, it was not stipulated that the subcontracting be done locally. This should have been considered by health director Brandon Hurley, but he consulted with no one over the possibility of using local businesses.

  • Burgoo cook-off great for Shop With a Cop

    To the editor:
    The recent Burgoo Festival featured the first ever Burgoo Cook-off, with all proceeds going to the Anderson County Shop With a Cop Program.
    When it was over, $460 had been raised for this amazing program.
    I feel some thanks are very much in order.
    First and foremost I’d like to thank Editor Ben Carlson, who came up with the idea and marched on with it in the face of numerous naysayers who proclaimed that it would not amount to anything.

  • Finally, a president who supports coal

    To the editor:
    The recent news that the Big Sandy Power Plant near Louisa will continue to operate as a coal-burning electrical generation plant should be a cause for celebration throughout its distribution area.
    I applaud Kentucky Power Company President Greg Pauley’s decision to keep it coal. It’s good to see a president that appreciates coal. From day one, President Obama has been against coal. He has allowed the EPA to promulgate its own rules that have sent miners home due to the stalling-out effect of their rules on the industry.