Today's Opinions

  • Battle of Perryville steeped with historical importance

    Oct. 8 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville, which ultimately led to who would control Kentucky during the Civil War.
    Kentucky, a border state, was very important to both the Union and Confederate forces. The Union victory ultimately helped persuade President Abraham Lincoln to issue his Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Winter is coming, so be prepared

    Wow, burgoo is over and October is here.
    What happened to September? I swear time speeds up the closer we get to winter.
    The 30 days each had  24 hours, but they just seemed to go by in a fraction of the time. While I’m not behind on my winter prep schedule, I do feel a certain urgency pushing me to get even more done. All because I don’t like cold, yucky weather.

  • Medical clinic thankful for support

    To the editor:
    The Anderson County Community Clinic and its fundraising committee thanks those who helped to make our fundraiser, 2012 Grill Master Grill Off on Sept. 22, a success. The event, held at the county park, raised $808 with donations still coming in to help with operation and maintenance of the clinic.

  • Re-enactment entertained, educated

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank those involved in the resent Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Dog Walk.
    Based on attendance, this event was a tremendous success. The information provided from the living history was both educational and entertaining.
    Guests were presented with previously unknown history of Anderson County.
    Future events of this nature would be beneficial for Anderson County for educational and economical value.
    Jim Sayre

  • Please return prescription sunglasses

    To the editor:
    This letter is a plea to the person who found a pair of prescription sunglasses in the restroom at Goodwill on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    They belong to a great-grandmother who cannot afford to replace them.
    They were purchased two weeks ago and are really necessary.
    As you can tell they have bifocal lenses and extra-dark tinting because of an eye condition.
    Please return them to the Goodwill store, or drop them in the mailbox at 1013 Bradley Drive.
    It will be greatly appreciated.
    Shirley May

  • Why no furlough for city employees?

    To the editor:
    I am a state employee. We have taken furloughs to help with the budget crisis and the recession.
    I am just wondering why can’t our city officials do the same? I know this can’t be possible with law enforcement but why not with other non-emergency staff?
    With no raises given, gas prices on the rise and cost of living increases, the residents of Lawrenceburg can’t afford any more tax increases.
    We need to put this pressure on our city officials.

    Sonia Spencer


  • Consider the cockroach

    The view from an airplane window made it possible to dream of living in a cloud.
    On Sunday, I found out what living in a cloud was like. I never want to know again.
    The equation is simple. Autumn mornings plus the mixing of cool and warm air over the Kentucky River equals a Tyrone Pike bridge enveloped in a fog so thick you could scoop it into cupped hands.

  • Student fees leave parents steaming

    Column as I see ’em …
    While many folks had visions of steaming pots of burgoo dancing in their heads this past week, others were just steaming over what they consider incessant fees some students are forced to pay to receive their “free” government education.
    I’ve had several complaint calls and visits during the past week or so from parents fuming over high school students having to pay $10 to park their cars and the $50 “student fee,” both hidden taxes disguised as something else.