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Letters

  • Hurley doing great job for health dept.

    To the editor:
    I am writing in response to the April 20 Anderson News editorial. I am an Anderson County resident and News subscriber. I’ve also known Brandon Hurley and many Anderson County Health Department staff and board members as professional public health colleagues.
    I’ve noticed a significant increase in community outreach activities covered and advertised in the News since Brandon joined ACHD, such as the fall flu vaccine drive-through clinics at the community park.

  • Chandler ‘detached’ from issues

    To the editor:
    In a speech to Farm Bureau recently, Congressman Ben Chandler stated that debt “is one of the great issues of our day. It has gotten worse for a number of reasons. I could go into a laundry list of those reasons,” but avoided doing so.
    The laundry list, however, is being lived out by Chandler, even though he refused to speak about it. Chandler has lately been omnipresent, visiting libraries, passing out flags and appearing on TV warning of the dangers of using credit cards online, and telling people to take CPR lessons.

  • Fayette judge-executive urges merger

    How would the good people in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County like to save money by downsizing government?
    In Fayette County we no longer have two police departments, two fire departments and other duplication of local government services.

  • Brother’s faith an inspiration

    To the editor:
    The Lord’s will, and our purpose in it, is often hidden from us due to our own intellect.
    For many years I couldn’t wrap my head around this faith thing. Him working through me now, and giving me wisdom, I realize that my intellect was in the way of his purpose.
    Total surrender is ultimately necessary in order to receive his blessings, and to carry out his will for others to receive it.

  • Where was coverage of ‘Annie?’

    To the editor:
    This letter to the editor is directed to the editor of The Anderson News.
    I am disappointed at the complete lack of coverage of the Anderson County High School ACT CATS spring musical, Annie.
    This production was a community event that spanned two weeks and involved dozens of the youth of this community in both performing and technical roles.
    It represented countless hours of effort on the part of the students and of the educators who live and work here.

  • Needs, including food pantry’s, continue to grow

    To the editor:
    In these hard economic times, many businesses find they have a shortage of customers. Not so at the Open Hands Community Food Pantry. We are serving an additional 60 percent more clients than we did one year ago.
    In fact, with the growing needs of Anderson County, we moved to a new building in 2010 and we’re planning to expand our services beyond the provision of food. Our larger facility will allow us to meet additional needs in the community, such as a medical clinic and soup kitchen.
    These are just a few of our communities needs.

  • Candidates should drop rhetoric, perform duties

    In all my years of public service, I don’t remember a time that I have heard as many speeches, read as many comments in the media and listened to as many hallway conversations in which so little of value was said than this past week.
    Do I understand why people are so upset with the political process?  I certainly do.  
    I became extremely frustrated myself as to what I could say to contribute. For those who watched the floor speeches this past week, you would have noticed the absence of any comment by me.

  • ‘Annie’ a must-see

    To the editor:
    If you have not been to see the Anderson County High School’s Act Cats production of Annie, you are doing yourself a disservice.
    You need to bring your children, your parents, your neighbors and anyone you can fit in your car and get them there to see this incredibly talented group of students put on one of the best amateur performances I have ever seen.
    My son is in the play and of course my, ahem, unbiased opinion is that he’s great, but I want to give kudos to everyone involved in this production.

  • Honesty abounds on cart crew

    To the editor:
    Sunday evening I had left my wallet in the cart at Walmart.
    After getting a few miles down the road I realized I had lost my wallet. I went back to Walmart, went to the office and the manager said one of the guys on the cart crew had returned my wallet.
    I am so very thankful to this person.
    Emy Womack
    Lawrenceburg

  • Goodbye, 'Mr. Chip'

    To the editor:
    When you’re a man you have to be really careful about your feelings and emotions, and how you express them.  There are certain things that real men just aren’t supposed to do. No tears, no sad farewells, no feelings of real loss that anyone might notice. Be strong, be confident in who you are as a man. No cracks in that armor that might show sensitivity on your part, after all you have that image that society expects you to maintain.