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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Seedy message board no reason to restrict freedom of speech

    Did you know that I’m gay?

    Neither did I, but according to an outrageous message board that has gained local notoriety, someone out there has speculated just that.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that — as Jerry Seinfeld so humorously contended on his TV show — but all you single middle-aged men out there will just have to continue on without me. I’m hopelessly heterosexual, married and have no intention of switching teams anytime soon.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.22

    Voters need to choose better judge-executive

    To the editor:

    Where is our county’s government?

    I am curious to know where our governing body has been during the alleged inappropriate conduct that has occurred in the county judge-executive’s office and the county road department office.

  • COLUMN: Two sides of fantasy football

    During the NFL season, I might as well have split personalities.

    My husband introduced me to fantasy football two seasons ago, and I’ve been in love ever since. (Those of you who keep up with this column on a regular basis know this.)

    However, because of my extremely competitive nature, my mood tends to change a lot from September to February.

    I’m an exceptionally happy winner, but the oh-so-sorest of losers.

    We’ve joined two leagues this year and the first week of the season, my teams went 0-2.

  • COLUMN: Taking more heat from dot-edu types

    What the heck is it with you dot-edu types who keep bashing me over the head for a short blurb about the local library’s finances in my editorial a few weeks ago?

    The Sept. 1 letters to the editor featured a scathing rebuke of the blurb from a local grade school teacher who doubles as the library board’s secretary.

    This week’s featured letter from Russell Barnett — he of a dot-edu e-mail address, too — does more of the same, including a demand that I suspend myself as editor.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.15

    Carlson should suspend himself for editorials on library, teacher

    To the editor:

    Call them as I see them. Many of your editorials are prefaced with this motto, but your editorials on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 bring into question what you see.

  • COLUMN: Voters, lend me your ears

    Forty-eight days.

    Not counting today, that is the exact number of days left until the general election Nov. 2.

    Voters have 48 days to make up their minds about who to vote for, and those running for office have 48 days to get their messages to the masses.

    Here at The Anderson News, we’ve come up with a way to kill both of these birds with one stone — our website.

  • COLUMN: It's time to pick some new bloomers for spring

    I was looking at some pictures my cousin sent the other day, while waiting for the weather radar to download on my computer.

    Here I was wishing for rain on the farm when it dawned on me that the only grass my young cousin has to enjoy in Chicago was the little strip between the sidewalk and the street. We just don’t know how lucky we are to live here in Kentucky.

    We did get a little rain. Now maybe we can dig with something less than a pick ax.

  • COLUMN: Now we must buy our own ham sandwich

    Debate its merits all you like, you left- and right-fielders, but all you need to know about the local effects of the federal government’s stimulus handouts can be reduced to a ham sandwich.

    Well, a ham sandwich and chocolate shake, actually.

    Here’s an allegorical tale of a man who became too used to a good thing, and how he dropped dead the moment that good thing was taken away.