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Today's Opinions

  • Drury’s roach comments remarkably irresponsible

    Column as I see ’em …

    Does Saffell Street Elementary School really have a cockroach problem?

    It does according to school board chairperson Donna Drury.

    During a public hearing to raise property taxes last week, Drury alarmingly recounted a visit to the school that she said resulted in her having bugs in her hair and crawling all over her, before doubling down on that nightmare by saying students are bringing cockroaches home in their backpacks. (See A1).

  • Taxpayers facing sticker shock this fall

    Column as I see ’em …

    If public hearings on tax increases by the school board and county fire district go as planned, county residents are going to be in for some serious sticker shock when their tax bills arrive in the mail this fall.

    The fire district’s plan to raise its tax rate 28 cents, coupled with the school district’s increase of 19 cents, means taxes on a $100,000 home will increase nearly $50 this year alone.

  • Praying, but not necessarily for Trump

    I recently received this note from a Methodist pastor.

    “I could assume you are one of the democratic Trump-haters in which case the president can do nothing that would please you. I am sorry you feel the way you do and that you would consider publishing such a mean piece about our president. I do not know you so this is not an attack on your person. I wonder how such a beautiful lady (picture) could have such ‘bad’ thoughts. Why don’t you join many of us in praying for our president and national leaders?”

  • Limiting weaning stress for beef cattle

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social.

    You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.

  • Don’t let the end of another beautiful summer pass you by

    It’s always a surprise to see the end of the month. One week just rolls on into the next and before you know it a new month is here.

    I am in full-bore canning mode and planning mode. I’ve got lots of processing left to do in the kitchen and my brain just keeps going outside to all the possibilities.

  • Plums perfect for desserts, entrees

    It’s almost apple season but I’m not ready for fall yet. This year I’m already thinking about mastering the art of the cider doughnut but not until plum season is over.

  • Carlson’s writing ‘tactful, refreshing’

    To the editor:

    My family moved to Anderson County from Arkansas  

    about a year ago and we are enjoying the community and the local paper (and the weather!).

    Editor Ben Carlson is a talented writer and his tactful way of expressing his opinions is refreshing. I look forward to my future editions of The Anderson News.

    Michael Handiboe

    Lawrenceburg

  • Are local monument’s days numbered?

    Like it or not, the Confederate soldier statue in front of our glorious old county courthouse is an endangered species.

    Like nearly every social construct or traditional value, monuments to those who fought on the losing end of the Civil War are and will continue to be under withering assault from those who loathe our nation’s founding, and in particular, its founders.

    No pun intended, but those radicals are like patience on a statue, and are relentless in their incremental approach to force the changes they want.