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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for Shop With Cop support

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank everyone for their support in our annual Shop With A Cop program.
    The continued success of this program is because we live in a very giving and supportive community. Each year the program continues to grow thanks to your help.
    A big thanks to all of our emergency service personnel that volunteered their time to shop with a child this year.  Of course, without the businesses and individuals who donated and helped us raise the money needed, none of this would be possible.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April 1906, leaving no children. Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, N.Y.

  • Don’t forget about things that genuinely matter

    Someday, I’m going to be famous.
    Probably not for my own merits or intellect.
    Lord knows that those things would get me nowhere.
    I’ll be famous for as long as it takes to watch a video, repeat a headline or blink an eye.
    After all, that’s as long as most important issues remain in the American consciousness.

  • Things to consider as year comes to close

    As we approach the end of the year, here are some topics that relate to that very subject.  
    Buying and selling a vehicle at the end of the year
    If you have sold or intend to sell a vehicle before the end of the year, be sure that the buyer transfers the vehicle at the county clerk’s office.  Just signing the title will not remove your tax obligation for the next year.

  • Cold aside, winter does have its upside

    We must be living right or we’re just plain lucky.
    That’s the only way to explain the recent warm temperatures and rain. Can you imagine what it would have been like if all that rain would have been snow? Makes me shiver just to think about it.
    Many of you came in to groan about my winter prediction last week, at the library. I’m right there with you, but my friend Ginny reminded me that we need the cold to kill off all these germs that are making people sick. I agree winter does have its upside, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

  • Commission thankful for input

    To the editor:
    To the residents of Lawrenceburg and the proposed historic district:
    We would like to thank all those who attended the proposed Historic District hearing on Dec. 6, 2011, especially those who spoke for or against our proposal.
    We consider this as a positive response to getting our citizens involved in the day-to-day workings of Lawrenceburg. As a committee that has worked on the Historic District designation for more than two and a half years, we were pleased to hear a diversity of opinions.

  • Conway owes explanation

    Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and submitted here for publication.
    To the editor:
    I was totally shocked and terribly disappointed upon reading the Dec. 11 Anderson News article that you have arbitrarily tabled unification efforts to merge our local governments; particularly in view of the apparent good faith votes of the city council and fiscal court on Aug. 16 to adopt ordinances creating a unification review commission.

  • Conway, Ruggles ‘keeping them honest’

    To the editor:
    Recently, I have seen two government officials doing what they were elected to do.
    County Judge-Executive Conway and Magistrate David Ruggles have both been very vocal concerning what they perceived as government waste.
    I am not writing this letter to endorse their views, but only to endorse their watch-dog attitude. I truly believe that these two gentlemen understand how our economy works: lower taxes and fees, keep an eye on unnecessary or wasteful government, and you will empower the citizens of this county to spend money.