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Letters

  • LETTER: Lousy snow removal prompts change in vote

    To the editor:
    My family has lived in rural Anderson County for years. Never have we had a problem with our county roads like we have had this winter.
    On several occasions, my neighbors and I have called the county road department to complain about the condition of our roads, and every time we get the same answer: “We will get to it,” but it never happens.
    It has us all wondering where our tax dollars are going because they are not going toward our roads being taken care of.

  • LETTER: State crew doing great job with snow removal

    To the editor:
    I just had to write to give accolades where accolades are due.
    The state highway department does a terrific job.
    On my way to work on Jan. 11, just after the snow fell, I noticed that US 127 Bypass in Anderson County was for the most part clear. There were salt trucks everywhere. Once I went over the Anderson/Franklin line it was the difference between night and day. Franklin County roads were terrible.

  • LETTER: Congress’ priorities remain out of whack

    To the editor:
    Unlike the six senseless killings in Tucson, Ariz., the senseless killings in Afghanistan get slight to no attention in the national discourse.
    Yet, 1,454 American soldiers have been killed in that 10-year war, and 499 of them were killed in 2010. Already, nine have been killed in 2011.

  • LETTER: Nothing from nothing still equals nothing

    To the editor:

    Congressman Ben Chandler’s reaction to the shooting of a US representative is that it may cause him to make fewer public appearances.

    Adding up his public showings last term, I’m wondering: How can he make fewer appearances than none?

    Eunice Logan

    Harrodsburg

  • LETTER: Suggestion: Give Chambers Carlson’s job

    To the editor:
    I just read [last week’s edition of] The Anderson News and I am wondering if everyone who loses their job will get a front page article about it, with the fired employee going on and on about how unfair it is.
    Mr. Chip Chambers applauded the constitutional right to run for office. The county judge-executive has the constitutional right to hire and fire the county road supervisor.

  • LETTER: Library, Chambers articles enlightening

    To the editor:
    I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed following the library story [“Spending more, taxing less,” Dec. 15 edition]. It was a great example of how our tax system works.
    The article in last week’s paper about [ousted highway foreman] Chip Chambers and the hypocrisy of local government was priceless, as well. I loved the picture of him receiving the $25 gift certificate. If only the fiscal court could be that tight with our tax money.
    I appreciate all the good work you do with the paper.

  • 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.