Today's Opinions

  • Herndon an example of why Republicans lost

    To the editor:
    Sports editor John Herndon’s recent column (for the most part it resembles the recent Republican platform wrapped in biblical quotes) is a prime example as to why the Republicans experienced a resounding national defeat, and why religion should never be part of the publicly funded education system or the government.
    If being a Christian is defined by supporting the extreme right wing policies of intolerance, sexism and racism, Buddhism looks pretty good to me.

  • Dismantling Black Friday myth

    Blood gushes from an open wound on a stranger’s head.
    She uses her newly purchased bathroom towels (a deal at two for $10) to clot the gore.
    An elderly gentleman plays discount sweater tug of war with a fellow shopper, using his teeth in an attempt to snag the marked-down sweater for himself.  
    In the days leading up to my first Black Friday excursion, I imagined myself a front-row witness to the above fabled retail battlefield.

  • Carlson’s column a true ‘toxic haze’

    To the editor:
    I take exception to Ben Carlson’s column last week regarding mandatory trash pick up. It does not appear to me that Ben Carlson should use The Anderson News to promote his own personal agenda.
    It is a public newspaper and should report the news.
    Ben Carlson gave his opinion previously in his article. Then David Steedly gave a rebuttal. But Mr. Carlson feels the need to contradict Steedly’s letter solely because he is the editor and feels he has the right to do so.

  • A big government solution that wasn’t really necessary

    Column as I see ’em …
    I’m not sure which of the following surprised me more during the past week.
    1. Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s willingness to supplement the county’s new recycling program to the tune of $200,000 a year before declaring it a failure.
    2. The fact that the school district throws away an untold amount of money in tin cans and barely bothers to recycle.

  • Learn how to resist holiday food temptation

    Weight-The Reality Series begins in December, just in time for the holiday season.
    During this time of year, the temptation to overeat or select less healthy foods presents itself at every social gathering and frequently at your workplace. Just avoiding weight gain is a success at this time of year.
    The information below comes from publications used in Weight-The Reality Series-Becoming Weight Wise. The seven session class will not only provide information on weight management but also support from the group, new recipes and cooking skills.

  • T.O.U.C.H. offers programs for Anderson County community

    To the editor:
    T.O.U.C.H. (Treasuring Our Underprivileged Citizens with Heart) is a new non-profit organization that responds to safety and hazard concerns dealing with the elderly and disadvantaged in Kentucky.
    T.O.U.C.H. volunteers provide materials and do repair and preventative work on residences.
     Our services are always free of charge, but we do appreciate donations from our community.  
    Three other programs are offered under the T.O.U.C.H. umbrella:

  • Bargains galore at Giant Rummage Sale

    To the editor:
    I love the fall, the crisp, cool mornings, the twinkling of the frost on the fields, and the vibrant colors as the leaves turn on the trees. I also love the holiday season and the opportunities to get together with friends and family, which makes me think about how thankful I am for the many good things and good people in my life.

  • Trick-or-treater learned lesson about USA

    This letter is in response to 11-year-old Adam Steele’s Nov. 7 letter to the editor regarding dressing up as Gov. Mitt Romney for Halloween.

    To the editor:
    Dear Adam, I am glad you shared this unforgettable Halloween experience with us. I hope you choose to never forget what a divided nation looks like, and you just saw a tiny piece of it.
    We no longer are the United States, far from it. It is sad, Adam. I hope that you never forget what freedom stands for and think ahead to your future, along with other young people like yourself.