Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for printing Thompson’s column

    To the editor:
    I want to express my thanks and gratitude for you including Jess Thompson as a faith columnist. I do not know him personally, but I like his column and information.
    As a retired Christian minister and evangelist for 50 years full time, I feel in reading his column to know when he is doing what is right. I appreciate his ministry.
    E. Paul Perry

  • Apologies to the Class of 2013

    Dear Anderson County high school seniors, Class of 2013:
    I apologize in advance.
    Many of you won’t read this column, because according to some of your elders, you’ve never seen a newspaper.
    For those who decided to engage in the archaic ritual of reading the weekly newspaper, I’d like to extend an apology on behalf of others who believe today’s youth don’t know how to string a sentence together unless it includes text speak like “LOL” or “OMG.”  

  • Who among you will raise a hand in public?

    A private show of hands, please, from those who think that the state Transportation Cabinet’s efforts to use political candidate Kent Stevens to deliver “contingency” road paving funds to Anderson County was not politically motivated in any way. (See story, A1.)
    C’mon, no one’s looking. Even you lifelong Democrats who can’t stand Republicans — especially Republicans like Kim King — can raise your hands.

  • Weeds, wildflowers thrive in dry conditions

    One thing I know for sure, the drought has toughened up the weeds.
    Since I mulch with newspapers and straw, I use my hands to pull up any weeds that appear in the garden. Some I leave, because the bugs like them better than anything I plant. Most others I pull and I’ve got the cuts on my hands to show for it.

  • Facts Christians want to ignore

    Editor’s note: The following is in response to faith columnist Jess Thompson’s column in last week’s paper titled ‘Facts non-believers don’t want to read.’ This work originally appeared on sharkysworld.com, and is reproduced with the author’s permission.

    I recently read an opinion piece in The Anderson News by Jess Thompson, and there seems to be some issues with his idea that non-believers don’t want to read his religion’s Bible.

  • Wishing bad things for tractor thief

    To the editor:
    Someone stole my 8N Ford tractor in the past couple of days.
    I’m sure it was a poor man needing money, but I want him to know two things: 1. You stole from a poor man. 2. It was my dad’s tractor that he bought new.
    After he died, I fixed it because it was his. You not only stole it from me, you broke my heart.
    I hope bad things happen to you as you have caused bad things to happen to me.
    Marty Stratton

  • Ramsey family thankful for community

    To the editor:
    We would like to thank everyone in Lawrenceburg and the surrounding communities for all of the support and love that they have shown us since the death of our son, Cody Ramsey.
    We lost Cody on July 1 and it has been incredible how many people have reached out in some way or another to help us, support us, pray for us and just be there is we needed them.
    We especially want to thank the teenagers of our town for being such wonderful friends to our Cody, and to thank them for giving us, his family, so much love and support.

  • Should we reward teachers based on test scores?

    Once upon a time, students assured themselves an easy school year simply by placing an apple on the teacher’s desk on the first day.
    They could try, anyway.
    But an apple a day won’t keep our good teachers teaching.
    Flashing shiny Apple products in their faces won’t be enough, either.      
    So what incentives can possibly be left for teachers who see year after year of pay freezes and budget cuts?