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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon
  • Banning electronic cigarettes a good first step

    By Joan Martin

    Anderson County Consumer and Family Sciences agent

    Electronic cigarettes have been in the news recently because Senate Bill 109 passed.  This law bans the sale of all types of electronic cigarettes to minors regardless of the device using nicotine or not. There is a strong correlation between the use of electronic cigarettes and smoking traditional cigarettes. Passing this bill was an important step in reducing the Kentucky smoking rate by 10 percent over the next 10 years.

  • Magistrates should speak to constituents regularly

    The publisher of the Anderson News says, "Vote or Keep Your Mouth Shut." OK, a bit in harsh, but I agree with the sentiment. I’ll vote but before we get to Election Day, I’d like to challenge all those running for office. I live in the county so that’s my focus but it applies in the city as well.


  • The government can't fix everything but God can

    Each time this country has gone through an unimaginable ordeal, God has prepared has spiritually. Just as the Great Awakening readied us for the War for Independence, revival swept the land in 1858, preparing North and South for what was about to happen.

    Following God’s plan requires us following Jesus’ Great Commandments: to love God with all our heart and mind and soul and being, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. If we would do that, God would bless us.

  • Wall column did not tell the whole story about a case

    The opinion column of Rebecca Wall (We need to judge this judge, My Word, Feb. 12) set forth her opinion of Judge John David Myles. Her divorce was filed in 2004. The court record of her case shows it was first settled in 2004, before Judge Myles was appointed and subsequently elected. Ms. Wall had several attorneys throughout the pendency of her case and all of whom have apparently withdrawn. After the last attorney withdrew, Ms. Wall mediated her case for a second time and an agreement was reached.

  • Georgia gun bill produces differing opinions

    I’ll keep this short and sweet since we had so many great letters from our readers this week.

    I’m riding the fence so tightly that I’m getting splinters in my nether region.

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, or the “guns everywhere bill,” depending on your views.

    Is this bad legislation? I’m truly not sure.

  • City council should address lack of development

    While I was reading the front page of The Anderson News last week, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. Mayor Edwinna Baker was talking about economic development in our community.

    Lawrenceburg is a great little town and it is steadily growing into a nice sized town, a town that I proudly call home. Now that being said, let me tell you about the laughter.

    When I think about 80,000 or so people coming to see our little town, what are they going to think when they look for a nice restaurant downtown to eat at? What will they think when they see a ghost town?

  • When close our ears, we close our minds

    Just this week I was browsing my facebook profile and catching up with what’s going on in friends’ lives like I often do and noticed a startling trend of people unfriending those with different political or religious views.