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Today's Opinions

  • To spur job creation, cut the fat in Washington

    A few years ago, the federal government issued a regulation requiring banks to change their disclosure statements so that solid vertical lines separated columns on the sheet.
    Some small community banks were not able to easily create these vertical lines in their new electronic forms as required, so to improvise they used lines made of asterisks instead.
    Regulators charged the banks for being in violation of the regulation.

  • Golf carts on streets a bad idea

    To the editor:
    Golf carts, cars and trucks on city streets with a speed limit of 35 mph.
    That sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
    It is my opinion that the city’s recently approved ordinance to allow golf carts on city streets needs to be repealed.
    If it is not, the carts should have brake lights, turn signals, seat belts and be insured to cover it while being driven on city streets.
    W.E. Collins
    Lawrenceburg

  • Thanks for buying Lawrenceburg Green

    To the editor:
    I would like thank Mayor Edwinna Baker for purchasing the Lawrenceburg Green.
    The Friday night movies are a great idea (along with other fun activities on the Green) and it is nice to see
    local activities for community members of all ages.
    Who knows? Maybe we will be able to get a skating rink this year for December on the Green.
    Thanks again; we all really appreciate everything your doing.
    Morgan Durr
    Lawrenceburg
     

  • ‘Constitutional fight’ editorial on the mark

    To the editor:
    This is in response to last week’s editorial titled, “It’s time to pick a Constitutional fight.”
    It’s far and few between when I see a headline such as that, and this subject brings me to my feet.
    As a Tea Party member from the start — along with millions of Americans including grandparents, parents, college students and people from all walks of life — this is what we have stood for.

  • Trash collection, but no pool

     To the editor:
    It’s time for the people of Anderson County to stand up and say something about our local government.
    I don’t believe they should be able to tell us we have to have mandatory trash collection when the trash company only picks up what it wants, not what is sent out.
    They say they’re trying to stop people from throwing things on the sides of the roads. Well, then, make it mandatory for the trash company to pick up what is put on the curb. Then see how much gets thrown on the sides of roads.

  • Leaders good at spending other’s money

    To the editor:
    In these hard economic times, I am appalled at the leaders in this country.
    Whether they are leaders in local or federal government, they just don’t get it when it comes to taxes and the welfare of the people.
    There isn’t a person who goes to work every day who is not tired of paying more taxes when every penny must be accounted for in the family. You look at your check and taxes are going up while your pay is going down.

  • With veggies harvested, time for firewood

    Well, there was a little frost on the pumpkin last weekend.
    Happy October, everyone. It’s time to celebrate the end of the harvest season, at least the vegetable side of things.
    The full hunter’s moon is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and folks in camo gear and orange caps will soon be dotting the hills to begin their own harvesting. If you’re a fall hiker be sure to wear something bright.

  • Standardized drowning

    Our students keep drowning in the shallow end of the education pool.
    Then again, shallow learning is often all we expect.  
    No Child Left Behind, the legislative leviathan of test scores and achievement rubrics, has been deemed broken by both Kentucky state education commissioner, our local superintendent and Anderson County’s instructional supervisor.
    For good reason.
    NCLB standards are next to impossible to please. Essentially, school progress is measured pass/fail so that schools must reach 100 percent in reading and math, or perish.