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Today's Opinions

  • Going west for one last summer road trip adventure

    Stephanie Blackwell’s vision of California is desert and Hollywood.
    She sees flat, open spaces.
    Of course, Blackwell’s never seen California, only heard about Great Aunt Bertie’s orange grove and almond trees, the garden and maybe geese at Bertie’s home in Selma, Calif.
    But after a late summer road trip spanning more than 2,000 miles, an estimated $1,000 budget for gas and about 10 states, California will be her new home for Blackwell and her son, William Smith, age 9 almost 10.

  • ‘Atta boy,’ support for last week’s column response to Herndon

    To the editor:
    I enjoyed reading Alex Chesser’s guest column in The Anderson News. I thought that what he wrote was thoughtful, well reasoned, and eloquent.
    I also felt that he showed significant courage in saying what he did, especially given the values that are common here.
    Given the sure to be controversial nature of what he wrote, I wanted to give him an “atta boy” and offer support (if he needs it) because of any negative feedback or personal attacks that may come his way because of it.
    Marvin Weinberger
    Lawrenceburg

  • Goal of ACLU is to purge faith out of Kentucky life for good

    To the editor:

  • ACLU Bible threat just the beginning

    The American Civil Liberties Union is just getting warmed up, and elected officials running public meetings in Anderson County better dang well listen up and start preparing for the inevitable.
    By warning the school district about Bible distribution by the Gideons, the ACLU has proved its tentacles have no limits, even into a state where most of what that bunch presses for is flatly ignored — outside of Lexington and Louisville, that is.

  • Mystery of the missing grapes

    I am a natural born morning person. I like to watch the sun come up and brighten my day. Every day the grass and weeds get taller. The mower blades are almost shot and the weed trimmer is whining for the repair shop. We’ve had a lot of growth this summer and we have 25 more days of it.
    As the season winds down, I kick in to winter mode. I like to stock the shelves with all things necessary to get through the winter by the end of September. Because the more I get carried in now, the less I have to carry up the hill when the drive in covered in snow and ice.

  • From the education desk: Bibles, ACT and attendance

    I look pretty good in hats.
    And I wear a few of them: features writer, page designer, city government beat reporter and amateur expert in how to cover the Fair and Horse Show pageants.
    In this week’s column, I’ll put on the hat I reserve for education news (not sure what kind of literal hat that would be, but you can use your imagination) in a quick round-up of some interesting education news from the last few weeks.

    God isn’t dead even if we may not be able to pass out Bibles in school

  • Nothing ‘decent’ about Herndon’s column

    I became enraged as I read [sports editor] John Herndon’s column entitled “What happened to decency?” concerning the recent bill passed in California that protects transgender students’ right to choose the gendered sport and locker room that matches their gender identity.

  • ‘Stupidity’ evident in Obamacare, Middle East

    To the editor:
    The dictionary defines stupidity as slow to learn or lacking intelligence. Practical applications of both definitions can be observed in the outcomes of the U.S. Congress and the White House. Salient examples abound.