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Letters

  • 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.

  • Downs wrong on not praying about moral decline

    To the editor:
    I want to commend staff writer Meaghan Downs on her contributions to The Anderson News.
    She writes in an interesting and readable style.
    I also wish to respond to her observations about the current state of our national morality and what she calls the “myth of the slippery slope.”

  • Obama’s answer could be mega churches

    To the editor:
    I must say I have questioned the reasoning behind the mega-money churches.
    What has happened to the humble white church on the hill? Faith is not found in a building, no matter what size it is. Faith is to be found in the heart of man.
    We as individuals are responsible for our own salvation, not collective salvation, as some would think.
    Years ago I heard a speaker make a good point, he said, “A man can sit in a garage forever and never be a car, the same, a man can sit in a church and never be a Christian.”

  • Late night fireworks made animals, humans suffer

    To the editor:
    I want to comment about the terrible fireworks that were going off all over town (during the Fourth of July).
    They seemed like they would never stop, and think of all of the people who have heart trouble, cancer, have trouble breathing and all of the other health problems people have.
    Think also about our pets, including dogs, which have a greater sensitivity to loud noises. My dog suffered so terribly that he got into a closet and we had to set a fan in there to keep it cool and from having a heart attack.