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Today's Opinions

  • Dead soldiers lost amid election hype

    While America hyperventilated over Hillary’s emails and Donald’s potty mouth, half a world away American blood was still being spilled in Afghanistan.

    As we steamroll through yet another Veterans Day in anticipation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, take a moment, please, to consider the families of of Capt. Andrew Byers, 30, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer, 34, who were killed last Thursday during a firefight with Taliban forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

  • Letters to the Editor - Animal control volunteer should have acted years ago

    To the editor:

    After reading Ms. Chumbler’s long letter of awareness in last week’s paper for the problems at the county’s animal control facility, one wonders why she waited three years to step up to comment.

  • Keep gardeners in mind this Christmas

    Well, we turned back time. I don’t mind being one hour younger. I just don’t like to drive home in the dark, right after work.

    The sunrises are nice though, as long as it doesn’t blind you. There is a good side to everything, if we look hard enough. Remember, whenever there is darkness, we just have to wait for the light. Let’s talk Christmas.

  • A look at the history of Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is the official United States holiday that honors those people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Veterans Day should not be confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day honors those veterans who have died while serving. Veteran Day is an observance for all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.

  • Want a cheerleader? Look somewhere else

    Column as I see ’em …

    As a customer of the city’s water and sewer department, I was happy report about the federal grant that will shave off nearly half of the debt the city was about to incur for the $2 million sewer project in Alton.

  • Same bands, different tastes leave Marching Bearcats hungry again

    It was somewhat fitting that the final performance of the 2016 season for the Anderson County High School Marching Band would come at a place named for a pizza empire.

    I’ll take the ham and pineapple. You can have pepperoni and mushrooms.

    We can both be happy.After having some pizza — Really, what else can you eat at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium? — the Marching Bearcats were just ready to finally claim that elusive big trophy they have been chasing the last five years.

    It was to be their year, you know.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I’m sitting here after reading the article in the Oct. 26 edition of The Anderson News regarding Humane Society Director Donna Callahan offering to help bring the Anderson County Animal Control “up to acceptable industry standards” and Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton jumping at the chance to accept that offer.

    I am in disbelief for several reasons.

  • School district will recover from Goodlett’s arrest

    It’s been a difficult few weeks for LaRue County Public Schools, whether you work there, attend one of the schools, are a parent of a student or graduated from the district.

    For certain, the district has enjoyed brighter days.

    When those in leadership positions take missteps, it can shake a level of confidence. That’s what we see today at LaRue County, a district that is shaken, yet far, far from being crushed.