Today's Opinions

  • Test scores: widening gap or bridge to future success?

    The word “gap” elicits two images when tied with measuring educational success.
    1. An impassable gulf.
    2. A sliver of space easily closed.
    Let’s talk about what “gap” really means.
    The Kentucky Department of Education recently released the test scores of its new assessment model, and Anderson County’s data indicated some seemingly contradictory results.

  • Tell magistrates to protect Earth and your wallet

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will have a chance to fix a $320,000 mistake when it meets Nov. 20, and could use a little encouragement between then and now to ensure it does.
    It appears there’s a chance that magistrates who approved spending that amount on a recycling building have since thought better of the idea, and are starting to see government-run recycling for what it really is: a black hole where taxpayer dollars go to die.

  • Look to the garden for Christmas gift ideas

    Happy Halloween! I think October came in on a skateboard and went out on a jet pack! Time is just flying by and the next two months may well be the same way. That said, didn’t we have a beautiful St. Luke’s Little Summer! I so wanted to play hooky from work and be outside. Now it’s cold again! Don’t worry though, we should have one more warm spell, known as Indian Summer, before Thanksgiving.

  • Defending Biden

    To the editor:

  • Thank you for news coverage of nonprofit

    To the editor:
    As a member of the Board of Directors of T.O.U.C.H. (Treasuring Our Underprivileged Citizens with Heart) of Central Kentucky,  I thank the Anderson News and Meaghan Downs for the excellent coverage recently provided for this new charitable organization that is headquartered in Anderson County.
    Although we are small in number right now, the organization has been very busy working to assist people in need of home safety repairs to prevent in-home accidents and to provide weatherization in homes of the elderly.  

  • Depression support group needed in Lawrenceburg

    To the editor:
    I would like to know why Anderson County does not have a depression support group.
    I have had depression for several years and am sure others in our community have it, too. We need a church or somewhere to meet each week for support.
    The closest group I have found is in Lexington. Some of us don’t want to drive that far.
    I feel we need a support group here, not only for myself but others.
    Why can’t some church here step up and start a group for us? It would be greatly appreciated.

  • Stevens would be genuine ‘education representative’

    To the editor:
    I am writing this letter to urge people to exercise their right and privilege to vote on Tuesday.
    We need someone who can and will represent all of us in Frankfort. We need someone who knows and can work with Gov. Beshear, Sen. Julian Carroll and the House leadership to help Anderson County.

  • Know the facts of Chandler’s record

    To the editor:
    If you’re voting, please educate yourself. Know the facts … remember, don’t believe everything you hear on TV.
    Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to get to know a man who my parents, my grandparents, and most likely you, would consider to be a true gentleman, deserving of your support and trust. That man is my friend, Ben Chandler. Being raised on a farm, and being taught the importance of hard work, honesty, and integrity, Ben and I immediately shared many similarities in our own lives.