Today's Opinions

  • Carlson a real ‘Debbie Downer’

    To the editor:

    I am an out-of-towner, but I visit my sister in Lawrenceburg frequently, such a nice town. I read The Anderson News regularly, have been following the news about your recycling program, and have read just about enough of the bad publicity, I think all brought on by the “Column as I see ’em” small town editor. If I see the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” cost for recycling used one more time as a scare tactic to make the community think recycling is too expensive, I think I’m just going to pop.

  • Baseball coach was blessing

    To the editor:

    I want to take a second to thank a man in the Anderson community for what he did in making me a man.

    John Halvachs was not just my high school baseball coach but a friend, like a father, and most importantly someone who believed in me. Even 20 years after graduation he continues to care for me and tell me he is proud of me. I know I am not the only one he has touched. He was a blessing to many baseball players in 1994 as being hired as baseball coach of the Anderson Batcats.

  • Sandbox 'disgusting'

    To the editor:

    The [above] sandbox in the county is disgusting and it has looked like this for years.
    During every visit with my son there’s a battle over that nauseating thing.
    If the county doesn’t want to put sand in it, take the darn thing out!
    Brandissa Michelotti Tackett

  • Deficit or cushion?

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’ve spent the past several weeks trying to decipher just exactly what is going on with the fiscal court’s budget that was formally approved Tuesday morning, and have concluded that the county doesn’t really have a $400,000 deficit.

    When one thinks of a budget deficit, what comes to mind is not having enough money to meet one’s obligations.

  • Watch for Full Strawberry Moon

    Watching the sky at night is way more interesting than watching TV.

    Of course, living in the country gives me much better reception folks can get in town. There is very little light pollution when you live out in the boonies. A clear sky at night is not just an indicator of fair weather. It’s an opportunity to appreciate beauty and science all at once.

  • Avoid home selling turnoffs

    If you’re buying a house, you probably know what turns you off in homes that you tour: messy, cluttered houses, strong odors, color schemes that are unique and so on. Most people can’t wait to get out of a house like that. When you are selling your house, be sure to prepare. Avoid these major turnoffs and you go a long way toward making your home a place visitors won’t be in such a hurry to leave.


  • Warmer weather means tick season is here

    Ticks can make outdoor activities very uncomfortable in Kentucky, as well as posing a potential public health threat. Tick season extends from mid-March through August.

    Lone Star Ticks

  • Outdoor cats susceptible to strokes, too

    By Jane Sinnett, Guest Columnist

    You don’t think of it happening to that sweet, soft, bundle of fur that literally vibrates with contentment while lying in your lap as you stroke the silky fur.

    But happen it does. Adult cats of both genders and any breed can suffer from strokes. It has been found most feline strokes are diagnosed during the summer months in outdoor cats living in the northeastern United States or in southeastern Canada.