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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: The Burke family trip from you-know-where

    Since this is my first column in The Anderson News, I wanted to tell how I ended up in Lawrenceburg. I was born in Kentucky, but after a few years in college I found my way to the West Coast. I spent 20 years in Northern California, met my husband and had my children there. In 1996, we decided to move back to Kentucky. We chose Lawrenceburg because we had a farm here.

  • COLUMN: Legislative sessions, like snowflakes, may look similar, but each is different

    Legislative sessions are much like snowflakes. They appear the same from a distance, but look closely and you’ll see each has a pattern all its own.

    Right now, the 2010 Regular Session that began in Frankfort Tuesday looks to the casual observer like most legislative sessions held in even-numbered years. It will last 60 legislative days. Its main purpose is to pass a state budget before a new two-year budget cycle begins in July. And legislative procedure will be the same, too.

  • Letters to the editor - 1.13

    Wise's lame political 'comics' are a joke

    To the editor:

    Every time I look at one of political cartoonist Terry Wise’s “comics” I get so mad at the lame political comments, I had to write.

    All your characters look the same — like Walmart shoppers zoned out on Mt. Dew and WWE TV shows.

    Obviously there are people who think you can draw since you are in The Anderson News. But to me, you are not funny. I just don’t get your stuff.

  • EDITORIAL: Original dog ordinance should be reconsidered

    History has made it clear that it’s impossible to legislate morality.

    Not even Moses zapping “Thou Shalt Not Kill” onto a slab of rock and throwing it at a bunch of heathen fornicators has been able to stop mankind from greasing each other by any means available, and probably never will.

    Gun laws have never prevented people from misusing them, and laws against robbing banks have never kept people from robbing them.

  • COLUMN: Welcome to the dark side

    Let me introduce you to two people:

    The first is a 15-year-old freshman in high school. She’s a cheerleader, and a little boy-crazy. She’s insecure, as most freshmen are, and she tries desperately to keep up with the latest trends, fashions, hairdos and hair-don’ts. She listens to pop music and can tell you anything and everything you could possibly want to know about Top 40 artists.

  • Letters to the editor - 1.6

    There is hope for horses in hard times

    To the editor:

    The story about the abandoned horses [“Abandoned horses put down” on Dec. 30] was heartbreaking. I’m an animal lover and have dogs, cats and horses myself. It angers me that someone would let these magnificent creatures get to such a debilitated state that they couldn’t be helped. Unfortunately some people that own animals are ignorant and won’t reach out for help. 

  • COLUMN: City should get tough on delinquent taxes

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Kudos to the city council for discussing how to collect city property taxes from those who don’t pay.

    It’s flat-out amazing that, in 2010, the council is just now getting around to doing so, but that’s another story.

  • COLUMN: Get through winter by planning for warmer times

    Here’s a happy thought. Spring will be here in just a little over two months. With that in mind I thought this would be a good time to start planning the garden. We’ve got all of those gardening catalogues arriving in our mailbox almost daily. All you need is paper and pen to get started.

    I love to page through the catalogues and circle the item and the page numbers of those things that I’m interested in possibly growing. Don’t hold back. You never know what the next catalogue will bring and you may want to plant several varieties of the same thing.