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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: To tax or not to tax?

    Our economy is not one to be envied these days, but perhaps the position the Anderson County school district is in is more enviable than you’d think.

    Taking off my journalist’s cap and slipping on the one where I’m simply an Anderson County resident, I can totally identify with the six or so residents attending last Thursday’s public hearing regarding the tax rate about to be levied by the school district.

    One lady, whose name I did not get, said, “There are no jobs. There is no money.”

    Ain’t that the truth?

  • Letters to the editor - 8.25

    Letter writer Kristin Durham says Judge-Executive Steve Cornish should worry about right or wrong, not motives.

    Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Center leaders say thanks for a great Family Fun Fest.

    Letter writer Norm Harding says he enjoyed a recent column on 'johnsongrass.'

    Letter writers Larry and Debbie Houston say that Lawrenceburg hospitality followed them back to Georgia.

  • COLUMN: Frost-ian expectations

    Sometimes in life, it's better to have no expectations than to set your expectations high or low. But is it possible to have no — absolutely zero — expectations?

    I think so.

    As an 18 year old, setting my sights on college, I didn't know what to expect, so for the most part, I just didn't expect anything.

    Coming home on breaks, relatives would always ask, "Is college what you expected it to be?"

    My response was usually that I wasn't sure what I expected it to be like, so I didn't really have an answer.

  • COLUMN: Daylight is waning and fall’s around the corner

    Well, the number of daylight hours is starting to wane. It’s not light at 6:30 a.m. anymore. Even the birds are sleeping in and I’ve got to admit, I want to.

    The moon was full last night and the American Indians used to call it the Full Sturgeon Moon. A sturgeon is a really big fish that used to run in the big lakes during this time of year. Some tribes called it the Full Red Moon because of its red color when it rises. I just think it’s pretty.

  • EDITORIAL: Jobs program shun sad but no surprise

    If you’re among the 1,100 Anderson County residents currently unemployed (or among the God knows how many whose unemployment benefits have expired and are no longer counted by the state), reading the rest of this editorial will make you angry.

    Heck, it made us angry even writing it, and we have jobs.

    The Anderson News received a news release Monday afternoon from Congressman Ben Chandler’s office, announcing that he and representatives from the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group would reveal a jobs creation program Tuesday morning.

  • COLUMN: Don’t fret, cooler weather is on its way

    Does it make you feel any better if I tell you that our first frost is only 10 weeks away? Well, the week of Halloween is usually when we get the first hard frost, in an average year. I don’t know if this is an average year, but I do know that it’s time to really get cranking if you want a fall garden.

    It’s a little late to start cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and brussel’s sprouts from seed. But you can get the plants and plant the end of this month.

  • COLUMN: I'm sorry. Wait, what?

    So, the weirdest thing just happened.

    I’m sitting in the drive-through at Wendy’s about to get my Frosty on when my cell phone rings.

    I don’t recognize the number, but answer after a moment of hesitation (I don’t want to appear rude to the girl in the drive-through window when I pull up to pay).

    The caller says, “Hey Bobby, this is [Someone] from [Somewhere]. How are you today?”

    Two things are immediately obvious: 1) I’m not Bobby. 2) This person clearly has the wrong number.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.18

    Drury’s heart same as Thomas Jefferson’s

    To the editor:

    It is with great honor that I submit my support for Donna Drury’s candidacy for Anderson County judge-executive.

    She has shown not only in her conduct but in her principles to be a vigilant supporter for the rights of the citizens of Anderson County, the city of Lawrenceburg, and someone whom I trust will faithfully defend the principles of a republic government of, by and for the people that was set in motion 234 years ago by our founding fathers.