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Letters

  • 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.  

  • Call Forestry Service before allowing logging

    o the editor:
    An out-of-town company came into Anderson County to log my hardwood trees. The owner offered such a great deal (so it seemed) to cut logs on our 170 acres.
    He promised the moon.
    We live two-thirds of a mile back a dirt road. His first promise was to build a road out of special material to be smooth for us and hold up forever.

  • In Orwell’s world, Wisconsinites are good, Tea Partiers are bad

    To the editor:
    During our national “summer of discontent” leading up to the passage of the health care bill, the Tea Party movement grabbed headlines with its passionate opposition to that specific bill along with other concerns around which they coalesced.
    They often confronted their elected representatives in town hall meetings, so much so that many of those representatives stopped participating in those forums.
    Tea Partiers were passionate, often raucous, and sometimes boorish in their energetic efforts to make themselves heard.

  • Distilleries need break on ad valorem tax

    To the editor:
    Bourbon is a proud symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition that’s hailed around the world. It’s a legendary signature industry that creates 10,000 good-paying jobs and pours hundreds of millions into the Bluegrass economy.
    It’s also a growing, thriving industry in these times of economic hardship. Distillery growth has helped Kentucky weather the global recession by adding six percent of new jobs this past decade, while other state manufacturers have shed 19 percent of their employment.

  • Obama, congress should adopt Superman’s credo

    To the editor:
    Our Constitution requires the president to give information of the state of the union to Congress and recommend such measures as “he shall judge necessary and expedient …”
    Congress received no such information from President Obama on Jan. 25. No specific measures were recommended to address the 50.2 million impoverished Americans or any of the other well-known problems that range from debt and meaningless wars to the tyrannical lobby industry.

  • City should own up to mistakes that ended in baby’s death

    To the editor:
    I want to let people know how I feel about the mayor and the City of Lawrenceburg officials.
    I feel they are all incompetent to even have jobs where it concerns people’s lives. The police force has “Serve and Protect” on its cruisers, but it doesn’t seem that applies to everybody who lives in Anderson County.