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Today's Opinions

  • Letter on burning, farming off the mark

    To the editor:
    I am writing to respond to Ms. Deanna Campbell’s letter last week titled “Feed lots bigger problem than burning trash.”
    I strongly disagree with her letter that defended burning household garbage, objected to garbage pickup because “some people cannot afford it” and attacked farmers — especially beef cattle farmers.

  • Barnett wrong, Conway right

    To the editor:
    In response to Magistrate Kenny Barnett’s remarks in last week’s edition of The Anderson News about Nick Satterly being the new parks and recreation director, I thought I would express my pleasure with Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and the parks and recreation committee for choosing Nick as director.
    The only complaint I can make toward his new position is that I lost one of the best employees to ever work at our HVAC department.

  • Time to take stand against so-called government

    To the editor:
    Anderson County is the image of whacko D.C. — tax and spend and drive out existing businesses and keep out growth.
    Very sad. Being a business owner myself, excuse my language, but the business owner is screwed. We went to pay for our business tax and were told we had to pay county. Why? We don’t work in the county. The answer we received, was, “I don’t set the rules just enforce them.” Sound familiar?

  • Cap donation to VA explained

    To the editor:
    I was asked why we donated 100 new ball caps to the VA hospital in Lexington.
    On his 80th birthday in June, my brother Jim said he wanted to do something to honor the memory of his childhood friend, David Bradshaw of Nicholasville.
    David died in Korea and is buried at Camp Nelson.

  • Why is Lawrenceburg so anti-business?

    To the editor:
    While the Anderson County Chambers of Commerce was removing its belongings from City Hall several weeks ago (more on that in a minute), we were told by City Attorney Robert Myles that he would not do anything about the sign ordinance until he listened to a proposal for changes by chamber members.
    And yet here he is, championing a new ordinance that not only makes signage violations fineable, but Lord help those who should appeal their fine because it could then double.

  • Words from the wise

    Yesterday, I turned 22.
    That’s a few years shy of a quarter of a century, definitely enough life experience to justify doling out my infinite wisdom.
    Especially to my 10-year-old self.
    I don’t think I’m the only one who wishes she could go back in time, look her younger twin in the eye, and explain those mysteries of life that, of course, have been opened to us as all-knowing adults.
    But in honor of my newly acquired sageness, here are some tips I wish I could tell a younger me:

  • Sheriff understands how to shop local

    Sheriff Troy Young seeks out my approval about as much as a cat seeks out a bubble bath.
    His approval is the province of the voters, and like you, I get only one vote each four years.
    I do, however, get to comment with regularity on how the keepers of our tax dollars function, and if Rory McIlroy is the new standard-bearer for golf, the sheriff is likewise now the standard-bearer for how to spend our money.

  • Sign up now for your county business license

    As we approach July, I thought it was appropriate to the county business license.
    In 1987 the fiscal court adopted an ordinance that imposed business license fees for the privilege of engaging in a business or profession in Anderson County. The ordinance was last revised in February.