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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Learn from life's lessons and move on to the next

    It’s not what happens to you that’s important, it’s how you respond to it.

    It’s a simple sentence my high school soccer coach told our team one day before practice. Standing around 5-foot-6 at the time, I wasn’t your prototypical goalkeeper. I was just a freshman and I had earned a starting spot on the varsity team at a high school with a rich soccer history.

    Needless to say, I was terrified. It didn’t help my older brother was a senior, all-district captain. If there was one person who wasn’t afraid to chew into me, it was him.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.26

    County clerk says thanks for voter patience

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank voters for their patience on May 18.

    Several changes have taken place since the 2008 General Election. The Anderson County Board of Elections was forced to move several voting locations due to disability guidelines and other regulations.

    We also replaced the old outdated machines with new paper ballot scanners which will reduce the time and long lines at the polls.

  • COLUMN: Need an attitude adjustment?

    Startled, I woke up in the middle of the night between Sunday and Monday. I’m not sure what I had been dreaming about, but in a sleepy haze I awoke thinking about two things: this week’s column and coping strategies.

    More specifically, I was painfully aware that I still needed to write a column, and my dream must have been about dealing with something gone wrong, because the first few thoughts on my mind were how people deal with situations differently — how we all use different coping strategies.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.19

    Burke needs to develop own script

    To the editor:

    My comments are directed toward Joan Burke’s guest column regarding the attacks by Christians on Facebook and what she calls the ranting by the Tea Movement.

    Not sure where she has been on some of this because it appears she does not see or hear the same things many of us do. But on this part I would definitely agree with her, that no one should wish the president dead.

  • COLUMN: Summer brings new face, coverage to News

    As I sit at my computer staring at the cursor blinking endlessly before my eyes, I wonder and agonize as to what my first column for The Anderson News should be about.

    I covered the UK men’s basketball team last season for the University of Kentucky student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, how about a piece on my opinion of whether or not head coach John Calipari will leave for the NBA?

    No, I don’t want to dive in to such a sensitive subject around the Bluegrass in my first meeting with you all.

  • COLUMN: Taxpayers, not feelings should top their lists

    Column as I see ’em ...

    First, a correction from last week’s column in which I lauded Sheila Mitchell for the next school superintendent.

    Several folks caught a stupid mistake I made, and I’m grateful to them for pointing it out.

    I said that if chosen, Mitchell would be the county’s first female school superintendent. Had my brain been in gear before making that claim, I would have recalled that Emma B. Ward — you know, the lady after which one of our elementary schools is named — held that distinction decades ago.

  • COLUMN: Does it ever get tiring to be a Wildcat?

    As giddy as a school girl.

    That’s how I described my mood after having my picture taken with University of Kentucky men’s basketball player Ramon Harris at Friday’s DARE graduation. And I know I wasn’t the only one.

    “That’s Harris! That’s him right there!” I heard one DARE graduate shout in disbelief while standing about 10 feet in front of the senior Wildcat who graduated last weekend.

    “I’ll never wash my hand again,” said another after getting a high-five.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.12

    Column first nice thing written about Tyrone

    To the editor:

    I would just like to simply say thank you for the article you wrote in The Anderson News on Wednesday about Tyrone.