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Today's Opinions

  • Christian Academy schools city council on buying real estate

    Column as I see ’em …
    Congratulations go to the folks from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg on their purchase of the old Early Childhood Center.
    That property continuing to be used for educational purposes is ideal.
    And what a bargain! The academy made the only bid on the property and will pay just $75,100 for a 45,500 square foot building and nearly 7.5 acres of land in downtown Lawrenceburg.

  • Born in the USA: Top 10 reasons why we should love being American

    “That’s it. I’m moving to Canada.”
    Whenever we’re displeased or frustrated with the good ‘ol United States of America, we threaten to seek sanctuary in our neighbors to the north.
    Why? Because we just can’t take it anymore: the gas prices, the unemployment and yet another losing season of our favorite sports team (Kentucky basketball aside, of course).

  • Business license renewals are due by July 1

    In 1987, the Anderson Fiscal Court enacted an ordinance that required anyone conducting business in Anderson County during the fiscal year to purchase a business license.
    The ordinance requires the Anderson County clerk to issue the licenses and collect all associated fees.

  • America’s second Declaration of Independence

    This July 4 marks the nation’s 236th anniversary from British rule. However, 2012 is also another important date in our nation’s history. This year marks our 200th anniversary from our second independence from British domination during the War of 1812.

  • Bee garden great way to give back to earth

    Sunrise to sunset, summer is awesome.
    Yes, I know it can get hot, but just watch everything grow.
    The warm evening temperatures have given tomatoes and peppers a big jump. Squash is appearing overnight.
    Blackberries are getting blacker by the day. Mother Nature is in full swing.

  • CASA needs Anderson board members

    To the editor:
    The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) serving Franklin and Anderson counties is in immediate need of individuals willing to serve as active members on the board of directors or assist the organization by volunteering in other capacities.
    CASA (www.franklin-andersoncountycasa.org) is a private, non-profit organization that provides trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Family Court.

  • Restaurant owner provided ‘blessing’

    To the editor:
    After eating at Tony’s Bar-B-Que Barn after a group motorcycle ride to Lawrenceburg on June 20, my motorcycle would crank but not start.
    Tony Howard, the owner of the restaurant whom I’d never met, saw what was going on and asked if he could help. We informed Tony of the problem and he proceeded to empty the bed of his pickup truck.
    Tony, I and several friends from Southeast Christian Church in Louisville loaded my bike onto his truck, and Tony drove me to Louisville and dropped me off at home.

  • Who do you blame when good kids go bad?

    Thirty-five seconds.
    The video kept recording the humiliation for about 10 minutes, but I had seen enough to convince me.  
    What the eye sees, it can’t erase.
    So I procrastinated on viewing the infamous “Making the Bus Monitor Cry” for days. I knew about how horrible it was, and believed all of the outrage.  
    I don’t consider myself a member of the morality police, and typically err on the side of free speech.
    But the middle school boys portrayed in the video were not exercising First Amendment rights.