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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Clean the yard now for an easier spring

    Autumn has arrived in Kentucky and, as leaves change color and fall from trees, it is time to focus on landscape sanitation.

    Good sanitation practices can help reduce disease-causing pathogens. These organisms can survive for months or years on dead plant material or in soil, causing infections in subsequent years.

  • Even Putin can’t rig Anderson’s election

    Column as I see ’em …

    This fall’s presidential is rigged, depending on who you ask.

    Rigged is a slippery term. For those some consider pre-fitted for tinfoil hats, it can infer that the outcome is predetermined and we are all just pawns in some grand scheme — a Bush-Clinton cabal of New World Order types bent on global control, among others.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the Editor:

    Mr. Gary Thompson, in his recent faith column, reminds us to reflect that “God has always used flawed sinful men to accomplish his purposes.” Before we chastise him for political incorrectness, political incorrectness barely merits the raising of an eyebrow in this election cycle, and I whole-heartedly agree that flawed sinful men (and maybe even women) are capable of achieving great things.

  • Plucking treasure from the ashes

    Perhaps it’s because we both lost our fathers around the same time last year, but I took an instant liking to the fellow whose trailer burned Monday morning on Versailles Road.

    Perhaps it was something else.

    Whenever I cover a fire or similar tragedy that leaves a person or family homeless, I always make a point to ask if they’d like me to list items they need in the newspaper and give you, our readers, a chance to help if you’re so inclined — which you never fail to do.

  • Junk food is like water in your gas tank

    Can you believe October is already halfway over? Geez-o-Pete. That means we’re 36 days away from Thanksgiving and, yes, I’ll say it, 67 days away from Christmas. Better take advantage of all the warm weather this week. Winter will arrive in 63 days.

    Have you noticed your food cravings are changing with the season? We are creatures of both habit and our upbringing. My upbringing didn’t have much variety, for a Hoosier.