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Today's Opinions

  • Petition formed to reign in library

    To the editor:
    The May 18 issue of The Anderson News stated that the Anderson Public Library had $375,000 included in the budget just passed for retirement of one-half of the remaining building debt.
    The stated plan also called for paying off the remaining $375,000 the next budget year. Next budget year the Library’s baseline budget will bring in another $375,000 without an additional tax increase because of the compensating rate requirement that the revenue for that year not be less than the year before.

  • Mandatory pickup is only viable solution

    Column as I see ’em …
    My considerable gut tells me that at some point the trash issue is going to hit the fan.
    After discussing it with the judge-executive Monday afternoon, it’s clear that there is no shortage of folks who will kick and scream and vow ballot box revenge were the fiscal court to enact mandatory trash collection. They’ll scream poverty, property rights and claim that the idea is yet another example of government trying to control their lives.

  • Garlic helps keep bloodsuckers at bay

    I love waking up with the birds. I don’t know the names of those serenading me, but I know who sings in the early morning and late at night.
    Special songs and sounds tell me the time. Everyone should have these neighbors. With acres upon acres of hay fields, woods and ponds, this is like the Beverly Hills for birds. It also serves as an all you can eat buffet of berries and bugs.

  • Some helpful, some not on college paper

    To the editor:
    In recent weeks I was given my final assignment for my English 101 class at Bluegrass Community and Technical College here in town.
    We were told to choose a political issue that affected our county in which we felt strongly about. I chose that we, as a county, lack full-time female patrol officers and want to point out that the city police department did all but refuse me information.
    I was very disappointed in the way I was treated and felt as though I was ignored and denied information that as a citizen of this town I have a right to know.

  • Leadership needed on cemetery issue

    When the Greek philosopher Aristotle famously quipped, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” he probably didn’t have the mayor of Lawrenceburg in mind.
    Were he alive today, though, that’s probably just what he’d think about the leadership vacuum that exists regarding the mayor’s cemetery debacle.

  • Support for Rothenburger

    To the editor:
    I am writing to acknowledge my support for Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger for Kentucky’s next Agriculture Commissioner and to ask for your support.

  • Cemetery policy is much too strict

    To the editor:
    The rulers of the cemetery have spoken and I’m confident many hearts are troubled.
    Yes, I agree there are some gravesites that are overstated to say the least. Many, including that of my parents, are well maintained and conservative.
    It is hard for me to understand how the removal of these concrete floral urns honoring my parents will ease mowing. The urns are placed against the monument and should create no additional problems. The flowers are nurtured and watered several times weekly, all of which allows some moments of reflection.

  • Plenty of time left to get garden planted

    OK, enough with the rain already. Let’s expect the sun to come out. It will and it will warm up and dry up. Remember how it stayed warm long into fall? Well, keep that in mind. Our gardens will flourish. They just won’t be producing as early as we want.
    Big deal.
    Those of you down hearted because you haven’t even tilled yet need to just chill. It is not too late to get the garden going. We have plenty of time to grow our favorite veggies. It may be late August before we start canning, but we will can.