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Today's Opinions

  • 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    It is my opinion that the city’s recently approved ordinance to allow golf carts on city streets needs to be repealed.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

  • Thanks for buying Lawrenceburg Green

    To the editor:
    I would like thank Mayor Edwinna Baker for purchasing the Lawrenceburg Green.
    The Friday night movies are a great idea (along with other fun activities on the Green) and it is nice to see
    local activities for community members of all ages.
    Who knows? Maybe we will be able to get a skating rink this year for December on the Green.
    Thanks again; we all really appreciate everything your doing.
    Morgan Durr
    Lawrenceburg
     

  • ‘Constitutional fight’ editorial on the mark

    To the editor:
    This is in response to last week’s editorial titled, “It’s time to pick a Constitutional fight.”
    It’s far and few between when I see a headline such as that, and this subject brings me to my feet.
    As a Tea Party member from the start — along with millions of Americans including grandparents, parents, college students and people from all walks of life — this is what we have stood for.

  • Trash collection, but no pool

     To the editor:
    It’s time for the people of Anderson County to stand up and say something about our local government.
    I don’t believe they should be able to tell us we have to have mandatory trash collection when the trash company only picks up what it wants, not what is sent out.
    They say they’re trying to stop people from throwing things on the sides of the roads. Well, then, make it mandatory for the trash company to pick up what is put on the curb. Then see how much gets thrown on the sides of roads.