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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Jobs program shun sad but no surprise

    If you’re among the 1,100 Anderson County residents currently unemployed (or among the God knows how many whose unemployment benefits have expired and are no longer counted by the state), reading the rest of this editorial will make you angry.

    Heck, it made us angry even writing it, and we have jobs.

    The Anderson News received a news release Monday afternoon from Congressman Ben Chandler’s office, announcing that he and representatives from the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group would reveal a jobs creation program Tuesday morning.

  • COLUMN: Don’t fret, cooler weather is on its way

    Does it make you feel any better if I tell you that our first frost is only 10 weeks away? Well, the week of Halloween is usually when we get the first hard frost, in an average year. I don’t know if this is an average year, but I do know that it’s time to really get cranking if you want a fall garden.

    It’s a little late to start cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and brussel’s sprouts from seed. But you can get the plants and plant the end of this month.

  • COLUMN: I'm sorry. Wait, what?

    So, the weirdest thing just happened.

    I’m sitting in the drive-through at Wendy’s about to get my Frosty on when my cell phone rings.

    I don’t recognize the number, but answer after a moment of hesitation (I don’t want to appear rude to the girl in the drive-through window when I pull up to pay).

    The caller says, “Hey Bobby, this is [Someone] from [Somewhere]. How are you today?”

    Two things are immediately obvious: 1) I’m not Bobby. 2) This person clearly has the wrong number.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.18

    Drury’s heart same as Thomas Jefferson’s

    To the editor:

    It is with great honor that I submit my support for Donna Drury’s candidacy for Anderson County judge-executive.

    She has shown not only in her conduct but in her principles to be a vigilant supporter for the rights of the citizens of Anderson County, the city of Lawrenceburg, and someone whom I trust will faithfully defend the principles of a republic government of, by and for the people that was set in motion 234 years ago by our founding fathers.

  • EDITORIAL: Lawsuit fallout breeds other county issues

    Rather than dip our editorial keyboard back into the septic tank and rehash yet again the sordid details of the sexual harassment lawsuit pending against county government, let’s instead look this week at the apparent fallout it has caused.

    A pair of articles in this week’s paper examine problems within county government, both directly related to employees failing to focus on the tasks at hand.

  • COLUMN: A lot can change in three years

    Who were you three years ago? If the you from three years ago met your present-day self, would you know each other?

    These sound like crazy questions, but they are precisely the questions being addressed in a novel I’m reading, titled “Remember Me?” by Sophie Kinsella.

    (Kinsella is the author of the “Shopaholic” series. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” was made into a movie starring Isla Fisher in 2009. As usual, the books are better.)

  • COLUMN: Facts, not over-reaction, shed light on incident

    Column as I see ’em ...

    I’ll start off this week giving props to magistrate and judge-executive candidate John Wayne Conway for largely backing off on his initial reaction to one of his opponents admitting that a county worker sprayed weed killer after his certification to do so had expired.

    On the surface the incident could have been remarkably serious. Chemicals being sprayed by those who have no idea what they are doing is never a good thing. But keep in mind, the worker who sprayed them was previously certified and had used this chemical for years.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.11

    A welcome addition and the need for a dog area in local parks

    To the editor:

    The following is a summary of my thoughts on a couple of topics.

    We have a new resident in our city who follows the teachings of Jesus and makes herself available to help many of the elderly in gracious ways. We should all welcome Pam Walker. She has been a teacher in the public school system for over 30 years, but still allows time for many Christian endeavors. Thanks for one more good person in this modern day.