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Today's Opinions

  • Wall Street mob playing right into Obama’s hands

    To the editor:
    The most recent newsmaker takes place in the Big Apple – protesting Wall Street.

  • Truck, tractor pull benefited community

    To the editor:
    I attended the truck and tractor pull the weekend of the Burgoo Festival on both Friday and Saturday nights.
    I was amazed to see so many people in attendance, the very young and the old, like me.
    The event was well planned and organized by Eddie Carey as a fundraiser for a gentleman with cancer.
    When you see Eddie, tell him thanks for a job well done.
    Eddie has a vision for the motorsports park to become one of the premier pulling tracks in the nation, and if last weekend was an indication, Lawrenceburg could become just that.

  • Stolen flags: more questions than answers

    To the editor:
    Last Friday morning I attended the ceremony at the Healing Field at the American Legion.
    I was so glad to see a large group gathered for such an important event.
    As I listened to Congressman Ben Chandler, state Rep. Kim King and other officials, I stood there trying to understand why anyone would steal a United States flag, especially one that had been flying over a marker representing a fallen hero.
    I gave up. I can’t understand and was appalled over such disrespect to the flag and to the memory of those fallen soldiers.

  • Go right ahead and occupy

    It’s catchy.
    “I am the 99 percent.”
    Born well after the era of rallies in the ‘60s and ‘70s, I’ve never seen or experienced a protest first hand.
    I tend to protest with my pen or my mouth, and not necessarily with marching or picket signs.
    Occupy Wall Street, for those of you not on the frontlines of New York’s Liberty Plaza or knowledgeable about its grassroots campaign across the United States, is defined as a leaderless movement protesting alleged Wall Street greed.

  • Ignorance does not equal bliss

    There is an old adage that says those who don’t bother to vote shouldn’t complain when politicians make decisions they don’t like.
    The same goes for those who refuse or don’t bother to read their local newspaper.
    Twice during the past two weeks some who live on Harry Wise Road have said during fiscal court meetings that they weren’t fully aware of circumstances surrounding a developer’s desire to build a subdivision there because “not all of us take The Anderson News.”

  • Need some exercise? Try a Zumba fitness class

    I feel like I’ve been let in on one of the best-kept secrets in Lawrenceburg. It’s for dance fanatics or anyone who likes to have fun and learn something new, and its name is Zumba.  
    I am a closet exercise-aholic. I try not to talk about it too much, but it has saved me, mentally and physically, over the years. I’m addicted to movement — Yoga, Pilates, walking, and my true love, dance.

  • To spur job creation, cut the fat in Washington

    A few years ago, the federal government issued a regulation requiring banks to change their disclosure statements so that solid vertical lines separated columns on the sheet.
    Some small community banks were not able to easily create these vertical lines in their new electronic forms as required, so to improvise they used lines made of asterisks instead.
    Regulators charged the banks for being in violation of the regulation.

  • Golf carts on streets a bad idea

    To the editor:
    Golf carts, cars and trucks on city streets with a speed limit of 35 mph.
    That sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
    It is my opinion that the city’s recently approved ordinance to allow golf carts on city streets needs to be repealed.
    If it is not, the carts should have brake lights, turn signals, seat belts and be insured to cover it while being driven on city streets.
    W.E. Collins
    Lawrenceburg