• Court correct on same-sex marriage

    To the editor:

    I read with interest Editor Ben Carlson’s column on the Supreme Court decision to allow gays to marry legally in last week’s paper.

    You have a libertarian, unusual opinion that the government should not be involved in the union of any two people — in other words, anyone should be able to marry anyone else without the benefit of a marriage license, or a legal permission slip, as you called it.

  • More self-government needed

    To the editor:

    In his column last week, Editor Ben Carlson stated his opinion concerning the recent Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage.

    I respect Ben’s opinion. I only want to state my opinion about that decision. It seemed to me that the court affirmed equality between us all. I agree with the decision, and I believe we need self-government.

    Jeffrey Johns


  • Good stewards of your tax dollars

    To the editor:

    In a world where it seems every day we see wasteful government spending, I am happy to report at least one of your tax districts here in Anderson County is doing its best to be good stewards of your tax dollars.  

    In full disclosure, I am on the Fire Board of the Anderson County Fire Protection District, although I am writing this letter as a fellow taxpayer.  

  • Elected liars don’t care about you

    To the editor:

  • Teen programming at library cause for concern

    To the editor:

    We have some very great concerns about the Anderson Public Library’s teen programming.
    As young adults, there are no programs for people our age. We were allowed to partake in the teen programs, however, since several staff changes, the rules have been changed to prevent us from being a part of the teen programs. We were told to join the adult programs, which are far and few in between.

  • Why are property values falling? All you need to do is look around

    To the editor:

  • Hoping Janie enjoys retirement

    The June 3 edition of The Anderson News we received in our mailbox was different. John Herndon and Don White, two people I truly respect, gave lengthy tributes to someone I had only met in passing. Being from Ohio and arriving in Kentucky when I was 25 in 1977, I thought Kentucky was backward.

    Backward came to be a word I thought differently about as the years rolled by. Now I know how fortunate I am to be in this commonwealth with its traditions, and to have had the pleasure to read each week what is printed in The Anderson News.

  • Editor should consider the source

    To the editor:

    The following is in response to a letter last week by C.J. Adams of Lexington.

    Well “Mr. small-time editor,” I personally think that you are a big-time guy so let the personal attacks go and consider the source.

    The author apparently chose not to call you to discuss some of his misinformed facts, which is usually the case from those (cowards) who choose to hide behind a poison pen.

  • Carlson a real ‘Debbie Downer’

    To the editor:

    I am an out-of-towner, but I visit my sister in Lawrenceburg frequently, such a nice town. I read The Anderson News regularly, have been following the news about your recycling program, and have read just about enough of the bad publicity, I think all brought on by the “Column as I see ’em” small town editor. If I see the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” cost for recycling used one more time as a scare tactic to make the community think recycling is too expensive, I think I’m just going to pop.

  • Baseball coach was blessing

    To the editor:

    I want to take a second to thank a man in the Anderson community for what he did in making me a man.

    John Halvachs was not just my high school baseball coach but a friend, like a father, and most importantly someone who believed in me. Even 20 years after graduation he continues to care for me and tell me he is proud of me. I know I am not the only one he has touched. He was a blessing to many baseball players in 1994 as being hired as baseball coach of the Anderson Batcats.