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Letters

  • LETTER: New judge-executive will be ‘watched’

    To the editor:
    Well, well, it looks like Washington, DC, here in good old Anderson County.
    Was it pure politics when Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway praised [former highway forman Chip] Chambers, saying he was the best county highway supervisor in the state?
    Now, Conway says, Chambers just doesn’t fit in.
    I know I speak for many and, at this point, we whole- heartedly don’t think Conway fits in with “we, the people’s” agenda.

  • Newspaper helping CASA

    To the editor:
    I just wanted to thank The Anderson News for helping us out.
    We are getting such a great response from everything you have put in your paper. We are desperate for volunteers, so this is extremely helpful.
    Your efforts are greatly appreciated. We hope to continue this partnership with The Anderson News.
    Thank you!
    Bailey Preston
    Franklin County CASA

  • Library should sink some of its millions into updated computers

    To the editor:
    I use the library computers all the time. All of that money is not going toward them. They are slow, virus-ridden and recently are having a hard time opening sites, including Walmart.
    I am presuming because they are still using Explorer 6 and 7, and everyone is changing their site to Explorer 8. Or because of the now not enough 1 gibabyte of memory and only Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron processor. This may be the reason it takes 20 to 30 seconds to load pages to frequently.

  • LETTER: Thankful for fire, sheriff’s departments

    To the editor:
    My family and I feel compelled to offer our heartfelt gratitude to some very special folks who quietly and professionally do wonderful work for us every day here in Anderson County.
    Like many, I’ve probably taken our county fire department and sheriff’s office for granted way too much during the eight-plus years I’ve lived in this community, but no longer.
    Thankfully most of us don’t have to deal with these public servants on a regular basis, and that is perhaps largely in part because they do their jobs well.

  • LETTER: God bless firefighters, police and EMT’s

    To the editor:
    As local residents we are truly blessed to have well-trained, dedicated volunteers in our community.
    During a house fire at my home last month, Chief Mike Barnes and his crew of volunteers responded immediately and limited the fire and damage to only one section of the house.
    Let’s also remember our local EMT’s, law enforcement and others who are providing services. May God bless each and every one of them.
    Louise Andrews
    Lawrenceburg

  • LETTER: Stealing from child’s gravesite is just wrong

    To the editor:
    I have never written a letter to the editor, but I need to let everyone who have has lost a loved one that my heart goes out to you.
    If they are at rest here in Lawrenceburg Cemetery, then I urge to go and check your loved one’s grave.
    My husband and I were at our son’s grave a few days ago and we noticed that he had some things missing. His nightlights were missing, as was another item from his headstone.
    I also have a friend who lost her daughter, and she was missing some items from her stone.

  • LETTER: Hats off to Anderson County road crew

    To the editor:
    I drove to Frankfort this morning via U.S. 127. Anderson County had done an excellent job of cleaning U.S. 127 and then I got to the Franklin County line. It was a nightmare. You could not see any evidence that the trucks had been doing any scraping or salting of their side. I had to drive in the tire tracks left by others and reduce my speed from 45 to 30 mph. My hat is off to our Anderson County crew.
    Cathy Green
    Lawrenceburg

  • LETTER: Burke’s column hardly laughable

    To the editor:
    Usually I laugh off Joan Burke’s guest columns, but this one deserves some comment.
    1. I agree with her comments concerning what Mitch McConnell has said.  Let’s ditch Mitch and all career politicians.
    2. Obama “reach across the aisle?”  Doesn’t fit with his quote “the Republicans can come along for the ride, but they have to sit in the back of the bus.”

  • LETTER: Boiler replacement brings back memories

    To the editor:
    The recent article on the replacement of the boiler at Anderson County High School brought back many nostalgic memories for me.
    Many of your readers remember, and I hope remember fondly, my father, the later Andrew Bird, who served as school superintendent from 1961 to 1976. As I was born in 1967, I do not remember the events as they happened, and I am sure time and memory have melded my recollections of the story.

  • LETTER: McConnell now gets it on earmarks

    To the editor:
    Too many incumbents were re-elected to the 112th U.S. Congress.
    Ordinarily, that would mean America lost the election, but maybe not this time.
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) lit a glimmer of hope when he opposed the ban on earmarks and justified his opposition with the following nonsensical statement:  “Banning earmarks doesn’t save money.”