Today's Opinions

  • Legislature should stop funding its pension

    To the editor:
    Let me address your statement in your last editorial that retired teachers/state employees were not the only ones getting ripped off.
    Your implication is that the taxpayers have or will be ripped off by paying the pension funds that are owed to retirees.

  • Wright’s guest column a ‘slap in the face’

    To the editor:
    I’ve just finished reading the guest column written by James Wright in last week’s paper, calling for the removal of the Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse.
    I consider it a slap in the face to all Anderson County.
    First of all, there is no racial divide in our county. We do not consider each other whites, blacks or any other color. We are Americans and we show each other the respect that we each deserve.

  • Fire district tax increase ‘disappointing’

    To the editor:
    I have followed the story of the Anderson County Fire Protection District’s efforts to raise taxes since it was first published in The Anderson News.
    I appreciate the desire and willingness of the volunteers involved with the fire district to help others in the community. I wish to appeal to that desire in asking that the ACFPD reconsider its decision to raise taxes to the maximum allowable rate per Kentucky law.

  • Drury’s claim about cockroaches ‘appalling’

    To the editor:
    I am concerned about the article on the front page of last week’s paper that reported [school board chairperson] Donna Drury saying that she had a roach fall on her head during a visit to Saffell Street Elementary School.
    I assume the goal of this announcement was to get the board of education members to vote in the latest tax increase.
    This was an appalling way to get the job done.

  • Work continues to fix pension woes

    Over the course of the past few days, I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns with regard to our public pension systems.

    I realize that the recommendations that were submitted last week to the General Assembly by the consulting group who reviewed our retirement systems were troubling and unsettling. I know that there are many of you who have dedicated many years of public service to our communities and our state.

  • Confederate monument has to go

    White supremacists incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last month in defense of a Confederate monument.

    We must show the country that Lawrenceburg gives no safe harbor to such hatred.

    We must remove the Confederate monument on the Anderson County Courthouse lawn in Lawrenceburg. 

  • ‘Peasants’ should recall fire tax

    To the editor:

    The following is from the Declaration of Independence:

    “To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. For imposing Taxes on us without our  


    If you haven’t studied the Declaration of Independence, you need to.

  • 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).