.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • Home school mom eager to hear why kids can’t play public school sports

    To the editor:
    Thank you so much for writing your opinion [in last week’s paper] on why home-schooled children shouldn’t be allowed to play sports.
    As a mother of three athletic boys that I school at home, I can tell you that this issue is discussed often at my house.
    I too have very often wondered who is being hurt by allowing my children, who live in the district, to continue with home schooling and still be able to participate in public school sports.

  • Coaches missing out on home-schooled talent

    To the editor:
    It was with much delight that I read your column last week concerning home-schooled children and public school sports.
    I was a four-year resident of Anderson County and my three oldest children were in the public school system during these years.
    Let me go on and state from the beginning that each of my children had a positive experience within Anderson County schools.
    Recently, my family went through several big changes, including a move to Mercer County (in July) and the big one — my children are now schooled at home.

  • Home-schoolers hit government schools where it hurts most: the wallet

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Editor Ben Carlson for his latest column in The Anderson News and for giving a platform to address his question, “What will it hurt to have home-schooled students play sports in public schools.”
    Truly, what will it hurt?
    I could sit here and argue each point that Mr. Carlson outlined in his column, however, I truly believe the bottom line is what this hurts is the pocketbook and ego of our lawmakers.

  • County fire department deserves praise

    To the editor:
    I didn’t know how to get the word out, but I just wanted to give accolades to the Anderson County Fire Department.
    I was attempting to burn a moderate pile of combustibles on Bear Creek Road and thought I had everything under control. I came in to cool off. All of a sudden, the fire was out of control and had burned something less than quarter-acre.

  • Kudos to adult day care

    To the editor:
    The Anderson County community has many assets to be proud of, and one of these resources is the Anderson County Adult Day Care.
    I was introduced to ACADC by a long time friend, Opal Phillips. After my mother passed away, Daddy moved in with my family.
    However, I needed to keep my job and did not know what Daddy would do while I was at work. I did not feel comfortable leaving him by himself.
    So, remembering Opal’s enthusiasm about the programs at the Senior Citizen’s center, I went to investigate.

  • Conway should watch language, work with Hurley

    To the editor:
    Two recent articles in The Anderson News prompted me to take a look at what might be going on with our local health department. The first thing I did to understand this problem was to reread the article “Conway wants health  
    director fired.”

  • Politics, bickering clouding health department’s future

    To the editor:

  • If Carlson’s so smart, why not run for office?

    To the editor:
    Attention residents of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County, we need to erect a new plaque to honor a resident of our county.

  • Carlson should leave health dept. alone

    To the editor:
    For the past two weeks I have been pleasantly surprised that [Anderson News editor] Ben Carlson has not written any negative editorials regarding the Anderson County Health Department.
    At first I thought I had bought the wrong newspaper. Maybe I was in the wrong county? Was this the Twilight Zone?
    Finally the health department was not the target of criticism by Mr. Carlson.

  • Thanks for support

    To the editor:
    The Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Center would like to thank all the community partners, school staff and volunteers for their continued support of the Anderson County Family Fun Fest.
    This year proved to be another success. We handed out over 800 backpacks and supplies to local students in grades preschool through 12th grade.
    We also had over 40 vendors who participated by distributing information about local businesses, agencies and activities. Many also gave away free supplies or other goodies.