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Today's Opinions

  • Bad apples spoiling Southwestern’s barrel

    Column as I see ’em …
    Somerset, home of the Southwestern football team Anderson spanked so badly Friday night to advance to the state finals, is apparently home to a few rather sore losers.
    It was bad enough that one of Southwestern’s assistant coaches had to be booted out for mouthing off to a referee, but he really went over the top when he apparently flipped the bird to Anderson fans while leaving the field.
    Who does he think he is? Jets coach Rex Ryan?

  • Vegetables, like families, share certain traits

    Here it is, the end of November already. I can’t believe it has flown by so fast.
    We’re about to sit down to a big meal and a day of rubbing elbows with kin. It doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you’re family, you’re going to spend the day with them, so don’t stress. One day does not a lifetime make.
    Thanksgiving is all about family and believe it or not, yours is not the only one there. Vegetables have families, too, and they didn’t get to the table by hanging out together. They have their own likes and dislikes.

  • Spotting the Wienermobile on the Bourbon Trail

    This isn’t bat country.
    It’s Wienermobile country.
    Much like native son Hunter S. Thompson, I thought some sort of hallucination had started to take hold when I saw a 27-foot hot dog car from my driver’s seat.
    Thanks to a tip from a reader who first spotted the vehicle, I learned about life on the road from behind the wheel of a hot dog.
    For “hotdoggers” and Wisconsinites Kylie Hodges and Dylan Hackbarth, Oscar Mayer hot dogs paved the way for their year-long road trip with the Wienermobile.

  • Spotting the Wienermobile on the Bourbon Trail

    This isn’t bat country.
    It’s Wienermobile country.
    Much like native son Hunter S. Thompson, I thought some sort of hallucination had started to take hold when I saw a 27-foot hot dog car from my driver’s seat.
    Thanks to a tip from a reader who first spotted the vehicle, I learned about life on the road from behind the wheel of a hot dog.
    For “hotdoggers” and Wisconsinites Kylie Hodges and Dylan Hackbarth, Oscar Mayer hot dogs paved the way for their year-long road trip with the Wienermobile.

  • Clerk says thanks for election help

    To the editor:
    I want to take just a minute to thanks all those involved in helping make the General Election process go as smoothly as possible.
    I will start with my staff. The election process never stops in our office. My staff continually works to ensure that everything is ready for Election Day. My deputies work daily to process voter registration information along with preparing for the upcoming election.

  • Deputies did great job

    To the editor:
    You can tell a lot about a person when you take them out of their comfort zone.
    Friday night we had the honor of working with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. The event: Dinner With The Deputies. The cause: Shop With a Cop.
    The folks did a wonderful job and, even with all of my corny cop jokes, they were not distracted.

  • Herndon, Bearcat broadcast team help preserve lifetime memories

    To the editor:
    For most of us who enjoy sports, especially high school sports, we’ve been blessed with the coverage of John Herndon and The Anderson News.
    As a dad, Wednesday can’t come fast enough. While certainly the front page catches my eye, to be quite honest, I always start with John’s sports and work backwards to the lesser important news and information.  We’ve become accustomed to the multiple, award winning columns that he produces each week as “sports editor.”

  • Delivering results that are just too good

    I bumped into a frustrated fellow Monday night who wanted a help wanted ad he purchased pulled from this week’s paper.
    Seems the ad, which ran last week for a minimum wage, temporary position, had generated so many phone calls that his phone was ringing almost non-stop.
    “I can’t take it anymore,” he said. “Just today we’ve received 40 calls.”
    I told the fellow I’d do what I can to oblige even though it was well past our normal advertising deadline.