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Letters

  • Tired of school system, local government dumping on us

    To the editor:
    For the past few years while reading The Anderson News and Anderson County politics, I’ve got angry, just shook my head and made a few comments on Facebook about our so called government.
    During the last election, I will have to say that [editor] Ben Carlson WAS NOT my favorite person, but since the election I have really enjoyed his editorials, mainly because the truth hurts.
    Last week’s editorial should win him an award, especially if you live in Anderson County and pay taxes.

  • Wars, ongoing scandals cost Americans dearly

    To the editor:
    Terrorism alone has never been nor will it ever be a threat to our way of life. The application of self-serving dishonesty in Congress and the White House is the only real threat to America.

  • Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it does matter

    To the editor:
    According to Hillary Clinton on the subject of Benghazi, her attitude of “What does it matter?” kind of says it all about many things going on in our government in recent times.
    Starting with Benghazi, for many of us who have lost loved ones through violent acts, it does matter how and why it happened, and what could have prevented it. Maybe to Mrs. Clinton these types of things are mundane and just an everyday occurrence. Though I can’t speak for her or her conscience, her remark whether intentional or not was rather callous.

  • Proclaiming dismay over library, Obama

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Ben Carlson for enlightening all of us about the money being spent by our public library. Furthermore, as we have learned, some folks there like skating around the legal ramifications concerning tax dollars.
    Well, let’s not blame them totally for their incompetence because the resident in the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue claims that award.

  • Drinking, driving and speeding on Ballard Road

    To the editor:
    Rest in peace, my sweet four-footed friend, Sophia.
    She passed early [Monday] morning after being struck by a car. The driver did not have the courtesy to knock or leave a note.
    She will be dearly missed by many on Ballard Road.

  • No good deed goes unpunished

    To the editor:
    You may or may not have heard the phrase, “no good deed goes unpunished” and wondered why would a good deed be punished? There seems to be so few good deeds advertised and so many horrific tales in the news. Unfortunately, I now have an example.
    An 18 year-old boy was taking a walk in his neighborhood down Broadway (somewhere between Highland Avenue and Main Street) on the afternoon of Saturday, June 1 when he suddenly noticed a young blonde boy of approximately 7 years old running out into the street to retrieve his ball.

  • Family thankful for help

    To the editor:
    I am writing this to the editor because I think just about everyone should read this article.
    To the people of Anderson County and surrounding counties, we want to say thank you.
    Our son-in-law Johnny Simpson had a massive stroke on Oct. 20, 2012. He was in intensive care stroke unit for 10 weeks at the University of Louisville. For eight of the 10 weeks, we didn’t know if he was going to live.
    On Dec. 21, we started seeing some improvement and he was moved to Cardinal Hill on Dec. 29. He was there until the end of February.

  • Recycling center to move forward

    To the editor:
    After many months of waiting, Anderson County’s new recycling program will be launching soon.
    Last spring, the county received grant money from the state to help improve its recycling program. With this money, the county purchased a skid steer loader, a cardboard baler and seven collection trailers.
    To support the program, the city purchased two additional trailers, making the total nine.

  • Tornado and glass pile would be a bad mix

    To the editor:
    Usually I’m writing monthly weather forecasts, or looking for that next severe weather outbreak, or perhaps helping someone pick a good weekend for an outdoor event.
    Today I’d like to mention something a little more interesting and maybe a little strange, but possible. What would happen if a tornado hit the industrial park?

  • Only antidote is honest power

    To the editor:
    Money-purchased thievery (e.g. monopolistic drugs) and money-purchased incompetence (e.g. our $16.7 trillion debt) by greedy profiteers produce the stupid legislative outcomes in Washington (e.g. a bridge to nowhere).
    For years, Speaker Boehner blamed President Obama and Senator Reid for not submitting their budgets. He should have blamed himself. He was responsible for their irresponsibility and therefore an equal party to their malfeasance.