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Today's Opinions

  • This week, let’s have fun with numbers

    It’s the 12th day of the 12th month, 12 years into the 21st century.
    Those who really like numbers, like these. Plus, they’re just fun to write. One-two, one-two, one-two. Flip the one and two around and you’ve got the first day of winter. Oh, I’ve got more.

  • For homebound, a visit can be best gift of all

    The holiday season is a time to not only give gifts that you can buy or make yourself but also to provide special service and visits to people you love.
    The homebound often appreciate a visit as much as having a gift. With limited access to the outside, a person’s world can shrink considerably and he may feel disconnected from people and the community.  

  • Post office provides human touch

    To the editor:
    I know this is the day of online everything but I just wanted to give a special thanks to our post office.
    Rick at our Lawrenceburg Post Office went far and beyond to help me find a package that I had mailed to my son and somehow had disappeared.
    It was so nice to talk to the human voice of someone who seemed to really care. You can’t get that from a computer. I know the post office is suffering from the world of online and I, for one, will hate it if we lose the human touch.  Thanks again, Rick.
    Adele Strasburger

  • 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.