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Today's Opinions

  • Drinking, driving and speeding on Ballard Road

    To the editor:
    Rest in peace, my sweet four-footed friend, Sophia.
    She passed early [Monday] morning after being struck by a car. The driver did not have the courtesy to knock or leave a note.
    She will be dearly missed by many on Ballard Road.

  • No good deed goes unpunished

    To the editor:
    You may or may not have heard the phrase, “no good deed goes unpunished” and wondered why would a good deed be punished? There seems to be so few good deeds advertised and so many horrific tales in the news. Unfortunately, I now have an example.
    An 18 year-old boy was taking a walk in his neighborhood down Broadway (somewhere between Highland Avenue and Main Street) on the afternoon of Saturday, June 1 when he suddenly noticed a young blonde boy of approximately 7 years old running out into the street to retrieve his ball.

  • Defend your garden’s bounty with baby powder, onion spray

    Happy June. I think I squeezed every minute out of May. I didn’t get everything done, but I never do. For some reason, I keep thinking of new projects as I play in the garden. I did get some new trees in the ground to add a little color to the front yard. The next step is to landscape the front of the house. Oh boy!

  • Wishing Anderson County, and myself, a happy anniversary

    Inserted in your newspaper this Wednesday are the traditional two-year anniversary gifts: cotton and china.
    Not really.
    Please don’t go searching for cotton tufts or delicate china dishes tucked behind your sports section.
    Unless we have unusual coupons for all of our readers this week, they’re not there.
    Saturday marks my two-year anniversary of working at The Anderson News.
    In the lifespan of the average toddler raging through his terrible 2’s, I’ve learned to make Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News my home.

  • Don’t have your garden in yet? Well, it’s time to get cracking

    Here it is, the end of May already. The roses are popping and so are the strawberries. Wildflowers splash colors by the roadsides next to the blooming brambles reaching for the sky
    I love this time of year. School is out and the stand is open, let summer begin.

  • Trustees’ pay raise histrionics ridiculous

    Column as I see ’em …
    Library trustees Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton need to take a deep breath and calm down.
    Or at least log onto this newspaper’s website and read what I’ve actually written instead of what they apparently think I have.
    Their histrionics during last Tuesday night’s library board meeting about getting “slayed” in the newspaper after voting to give library employees a pay increase was, to be kind, unfortunate. To be not so kind, ridiculous.

  • Worm castings help keep hanging baskets blooming

    We are safe from frost, so let the planting begin.
    It is warm enough for tomatoes, peppers and all sun loving vegetables.
    The strawberries are turning red, the iris are in full bloom and this Saturday I open the produce stand. In my book, that’s the beginning of summer.

  • Family thankful for help

    To the editor:
    I am writing this to the editor because I think just about everyone should read this article.
    To the people of Anderson County and surrounding counties, we want to say thank you.
    Our son-in-law Johnny Simpson had a massive stroke on Oct. 20, 2012. He was in intensive care stroke unit for 10 weeks at the University of Louisville. For eight of the 10 weeks, we didn’t know if he was going to live.
    On Dec. 21, we started seeing some improvement and he was moved to Cardinal Hill on Dec. 29. He was there until the end of February.