Today's Opinions

  • Dumping on Wildcat has to stop

    To the editor:
    As a resident of Wildcat Road I am sick and tired of being the dumping ground for the county and now apparently for Woodford County as well.
    Waste dumping has been happening on our beautiful section of gravel road for decades, but it required 1,500 gallons of raw human waste to bring this issue to the attention of County residents at large. A cleanup of our road every few years is not only inadequate but a poor management of tax funds. We want the dumping to stop, now.

  • School board should put money where mouth is

    Do you think a school resource officer is worth spending $25,000?
    Last Thursday the school board came to an agreement with the sheriff’s office to increase county school resource officer Paul Blackhurst’s salary reimbursement.
    Now the board will reimburse half of Blackhurst’s salary for a total $25,0000, Finance Officer Nick Clark said.
    But not before some debate among board members.  

  • Fact: Tim Wright should be next health director

    Interim Health Director Tim Wright is the best person to lead the Anderson County Department of Health, and the following cold, hard facts, obtained via open records requests, make it perfectly clear.
    The Anderson County Board of Health is expected to name its new director when it meets next Thursday, and regardless the other candidates’ qualifications, degrees, pedigrees or anything else, the fact is Wright’s the best person for the job.

  • No easy cure for battling the common cold

    First, a little explanation. Last week’s column was supposed to be printed the week before, but the paper got too full of news. So, my Thanksgiving thank you was one week late. Sorry. Now, let me tell you all about my Thanksgiving.

  • Keeping up with Lawrenceburg

    When I was a high school student in a one motel town with one bar and no stoplights, our tiny South Dakota weekly newspaper printed a popular feature second only to the police blotter.
    The coffee talk section.
    Following in the grand biblical tradition of genealogical listings, the coffee talk section was a litany of the week’s gossip and news: who had coffee with whom, who was out of town on vacation, and who hosted their black sheep relatives from who knows where.

  • When days turn chilly, look to soup recipes

    Hot soup is a welcome addition to lunch or supper when the days turn cold. I love tomatoes of every kind except for green tomatoes. The recipe below calls for canned diced tomatoes but you could substitute fresh tomatoes in season and add about 1 1/2 cups more liquid, half broth and the other half milk.
    Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
    Makes 5 servings (1 cup each)
    2 (14) ounce cans diced tomatoes
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Don’t do away with constables

    To the editor:
    A recent study commissioned by Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown, has perked the issue of constables to the surface again.
    Though in summary it consigns the office to the ash heap of history, Mr. Brown states that he has a main concern.
    It is an office without any mandated training.
    So the question begs itself. Training, why not? This is a no-brainer. A professional needs training. Many constables already have it others receive it through the Kentucky Constable Association.

  • Editor has right to speak, whether you like him or not

    To the editor:
    In response to Pat Bullock’s letter to the editor last week I’d like to point out that the fact that The Anderson News is available to the public doesn’t mean it’s a “public newspaper,” and that Mr. Carlson is violating some community right by expressing his opinion in it.