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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Sentencing calls justice into question

    I am appalled that the judicial system in Anderson County is so inconsistent.
    In the past month, there have been several stories where the punishment for crimes just makes no sense to me. The Rachel Lawhon and the Gordon Lunceford cases for example. Ms. Lawhon was found guilty of basically a cyber crime, no physical contact, while Mr. Lunceford was found guilty of physically abusing a child.
    Ms. Lawhon was sentenced to seven years; Mr. Lunceford’s sentence was probated.

  • EDITORIAL: When it comes to websites, what’s ours is actually yours

    We’ve been making a big deal lately about our new website — or at least we’ve been trying to.
    Most of the feedback we’ve received has been positive, and we’ll be the first to say it’s a lot better than where we were before.
    However, one thing we haven’t been making nearly enough fuss over is how much this website isn’t so much ours as it is yours.
    Yes, we provide the content, but what makes for a successful website is the interaction that takes place on it.

  • COLUMN: Serious reasons to be thankful this Turkey day

    A couple weeks ago, I wrote a semi-sarcastic column in the spirit of the season being thankful for the time change.
    Last week, I got pretty serious reflecting on recent happenings with my father.
    This week, it’s time to combine the two and get thankful for some serious things.
    In a span of seven days, my father had a heart attack, my husband’s grandmother was diagnosed with cancer for the second time and my husband had a car accident.

  • COLUMN: Thirsty ground may get a drink this winter

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all. As we wrap up November, we can look at a few signs for our winter forecast. Benjamin Franklin wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac and in it he used the signs of nature to predict the coming weather.
    One of the signs he used was the length of time the leaves held onto the trees. The longer they stayed, the worse the winter. We still have leaves hanging on to many trees. Another sign was the temperature in November. A warm November foretells a cold winter.

  • LETTER: Thanks for prayers and support

    To the editor:
    We never know what will happen to us in this life, but God has a plan for all of us. On Saturday, Aug. 14, my life changed completely. The stroke I suffered has had such an impact on me, my family, friends and those close to me.
    I wish to thank the many churches, ministers, businesses, friends and everyone that contributed to the benefit.
    I especially want to thank you for the many prayers offered on my behalf — don’t stop praying.

  • LETTER: Book makes citizens proud to be from Lawrenceburg

    To the editor:
    I just finished reading “With Purpose and Promise” by K. Melissa (Etherington) Burton. For those who do not know, this is a book about Lawrenceburg, revolving around Kavanaugh School and the first basketball game ever played in Lawrenceburg.
    I would like to thank Melissa for writing such a supreme fiction, historical and classic book.
    The book was beyond my expectations as a reader. I hope that if you read “With Purpose and Promise” you will receive the great reward I did — pride being a citizen of Lawrenceburg.

  • LETTER: Thanks for making ‘Titan Fest’ a success

    To the editor:
    The PTO of Robert B. Turner Elementary would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Titan Fest such a wonderful success. We couldn’t have done it without the teachers, parents, and other volunteers who gave so generously of their time and resources. We would especially like to recognize those individuals and businesses who donated items for the auction and basket raffle.

  • EDITORIAL: Smith leaves legacy of outspoken honesty

    It’s hard to believe that in a matter of weeks, Larry Smith will no longer represent the county’s 5th Distrct on the fiscal court.
    That’s a shame.
    What’s even more of a shame is that the vast, vast majority of people who live here never bothered to attend a meeting to see him in action.
    Smith decided against seeking re-election this fall, which is likely the only way he would ever not have filled his seat on the court.