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Letters

  • Letter on burning, farming off the mark

    To the editor:
    I am writing to respond to Ms. Deanna Campbell’s letter last week titled “Feed lots bigger problem than burning trash.”
    I strongly disagree with her letter that defended burning household garbage, objected to garbage pickup because “some people cannot afford it” and attacked farmers — especially beef cattle farmers.

  • Barnett wrong, Conway right

    To the editor:
    In response to Magistrate Kenny Barnett’s remarks in last week’s edition of The Anderson News about Nick Satterly being the new parks and recreation director, I thought I would express my pleasure with Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and the parks and recreation committee for choosing Nick as director.
    The only complaint I can make toward his new position is that I lost one of the best employees to ever work at our HVAC department.

  • Time to take stand against so-called government

    To the editor:
    Anderson County is the image of whacko D.C. — tax and spend and drive out existing businesses and keep out growth.
    Very sad. Being a business owner myself, excuse my language, but the business owner is screwed. We went to pay for our business tax and were told we had to pay county. Why? We don’t work in the county. The answer we received, was, “I don’t set the rules just enforce them.” Sound familiar?

  • Cap donation to VA explained

    To the editor:
    I was asked why we donated 100 new ball caps to the VA hospital in Lexington.
    On his 80th birthday in June, my brother Jim said he wanted to do something to honor the memory of his childhood friend, David Bradshaw of Nicholasville.
    David died in Korea and is buried at Camp Nelson.

  • Why is Lawrenceburg so anti-business?

    To the editor:
    While the Anderson County Chambers of Commerce was removing its belongings from City Hall several weeks ago (more on that in a minute), we were told by City Attorney Robert Myles that he would not do anything about the sign ordinance until he listened to a proposal for changes by chamber members.
    And yet here he is, championing a new ordinance that not only makes signage violations fineable, but Lord help those who should appeal their fine because it could then double.

  • Feed lots bigger problem than burning trash

    To the editor:
    I don’t live in Anderson County, but I hope you, your readers and the powers that be will listen.
    In The Anderson News Extra on Monday, May 30, you ran an article about Anderson County’s “dirty little secret.”
    It’s a strange thing that everyone is so concerned about people burning their trash, yet no one ever seems to question these obnoxious feed lots for cows.

  • Does Obama have our interests at heart?

    To the editor:
    Well, it’s summer and not only does the weather become hot, some topics might qualify as well.

  • Time has come to ax health director

    To the editor:
    After having attended the past two board meetings of the Anderson County Health Department, I have come to the conclusion that we can no longer afford this big-spending director.
    The first meeting I attended he was proposing to raise taxes and stated that he would probably have to cut his staff.
    Of course this was after he had spent over $60,000 for new furniture and a top-of the-line kitchen.
    This was done without consulting the board or getting bids on the furniture. Someone with the state told him it was OK.

  • Keep praying for tornado victims

    To the editor:
    We left Friday morning and returned Monday afternoon. Hackleburg Ala., is grieving the death of 29 people from the tornado that hit April 28, as well as losing 38 of their 39 businesses.
    Many homes were totally destroyed in the tornado, leaving many people with no where to go or stay, with some still to this day living in tents.
    There is so much I can inform Lawrenceburg about my experiences there. However, serving others was a great experience.

  • Young columnist has it right

    To the editor:
    I want to say a hearty amen and congratulations to the young guest columnist (May 25, 2011) who seems so wise beyond years.
    The article “Examining stupidity, ignorance” seems to me the product of a caring, thinking and intelligent mind that values wisdom. I believe wisdom originally and inevitability comes from God only.
    Keep seeking, child, and pray that we all will for our nation’s sake as well as for our own.
    Carolyn Steilberg
    Louisville