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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 6.9

    Seniors ‘handled like animals’ at graduation

    To the editor:

    This is to thank the educators employed with the Anderson County school system.

    I am proud of the education my children are receiving. I also understand the importance of good leadership, but feel taking the time to recognize the retiring members of this system at the graduation event is inexcusable.

  • EDITORIAL: Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia

    Pet owners were thisclose to having to deal with what would have been an onerous law that missed being approved by a whisker.

    The fiscal court last Tuesday morning voted 3-3, which means failure, on a “companion animal” ordinance that, to put it kindly, was ill-conceived at best.

    In what appeared to be an instance of good intentions run amok, the ordinance failed and did so miserably on many counts. Topping that list were the dictates regarding the size and amount of time dogs could be kept in a shelter.

  • COLUMN: Little League brings innocence back to sports

    Jacob Brown didn’t know what he was doing in the sixth inning.

    No, it’s not that he was lost or that he wasn’t in control. It’s that he was in the zone. He was, as the Red Sox always tell each other, living in the moment.

    Ahead by a score of 9-0 over the league-leading Mets, Brown was in the midst of pitching a complete game no-hitter. It wasn’t until after the game, with the teams getting ready to shake hands, that Brown was informed of his accomplishment.

  • COLUMN: Heroes come in all shapes, sizes

    As someone who has less than a year of living in Anderson County under her belt, I’m proud to know I live in an area with heroes at every turn.

    Look no further than this week’s front page to see several examples of proof to back up that statement.

    Or ask any member of the Farley family ­— I’m sure they’ll tell you Anderson County is full of heroic men and women.

    While boating on the Kentucky River on Thursday, the Farleys got stuck on top of the dam at Lock 5.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.2

    Law needed to replace worn, torn flags

    To the editor:

    My name is Nick Schrieber and I am a 12-year-old Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg student.

    I think that all flags at businesses in Lawrenceburg should be checked to make sure they aren’t torn.

    They show not only our pride in our country but also the pride in our veterans, living and dead.

    My grandfather, Danny D. Dunn, retired 100 percent disabled and was in the Vietnam War.

  • COLUMN: Grateful to be back in my new Kentucky home

    Crazy. That’s what most people thought I was when I accepted this job four years ago last month.

    “You’re going to leave beach life in North Carolina to move to Kentucky?” they asked. “You’re an idiot.”

    Perhaps, but having led a fairly nomadic life while plying my craft, I was confident that I’d enjoy Lawrenceburg as much as any of my stops along the road.

    I’ve reheated this particular skillet of hash to let you know that not only don’t I regret moving here, I’m mighty glad I did.

  • COLUMN: Take action now against tomato problems

    Have you been following the news about the oil spill in the Gulf? It’s bad news, any way you look at it. Just because it’s not happening here in Anderson County doesn’t mean that it won’t affect you. The people in Spain didn’t think a volcano in Iceland would affect them either. This spill is an environmental disaster that will touch each and every one of us, as well as our children’s children.

  • COLUMN: Behind closed doors, selection process has extra importance

    Much of the process of selecting a new superintendent for Anderson County Schools is done behind closed doors.

    The process is entirely legal because elected bodies are allowed to discuss personnel issues, among a limited list of other things, during an executive session as long as no official action is taken.

    Still, it’s no reason for those elected to their positions to take the task lightly.

    This is not to say that they do or that they will, but instead to serve as a reminder of the importance of the task at hand.