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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Gift cards, donations will help animals

    This holiday season, please remember the homeless dogs and cats at the animal shelter.
    While most of us are spending time with our families, these animals have no family, and no home, to call their own. Here are some ways you can help this holiday season:
    Most pets that arrive at shelters and rescues are frightened in their new surroundings.
    And sadly, many are forced to sit and sleep on hard cement floors that are hot in the summer and cold in the winter, since shelters and rescues don’t normally have the budget to supply soft bedding.

  • LETTER: Thankful for fire, sheriff’s departments

    To the editor:
    My family and I feel compelled to offer our heartfelt gratitude to some very special folks who quietly and professionally do wonderful work for us every day here in Anderson County.
    Like many, I’ve probably taken our county fire department and sheriff’s office for granted way too much during the eight-plus years I’ve lived in this community, but no longer.
    Thankfully most of us don’t have to deal with these public servants on a regular basis, and that is perhaps largely in part because they do their jobs well.

  • LETTER: God bless firefighters, police and EMT’s

    To the editor:
    As local residents we are truly blessed to have well-trained, dedicated volunteers in our community.
    During a house fire at my home last month, Chief Mike Barnes and his crew of volunteers responded immediately and limited the fire and damage to only one section of the house.
    Let’s also remember our local EMT’s, law enforcement and others who are providing services. May God bless each and every one of them.
    Louise Andrews
    Lawrenceburg

  • LETTER: Stealing from child’s gravesite is just wrong

    To the editor:
    I have never written a letter to the editor, but I need to let everyone who have has lost a loved one that my heart goes out to you.
    If they are at rest here in Lawrenceburg Cemetery, then I urge to go and check your loved one’s grave.
    My husband and I were at our son’s grave a few days ago and we noticed that he had some things missing. His nightlights were missing, as was another item from his headstone.
    I also have a friend who lost her daughter, and she was missing some items from her stone.

  • LETTER: Hats off to Anderson County road crew

    To the editor:
    I drove to Frankfort this morning via U.S. 127. Anderson County had done an excellent job of cleaning U.S. 127 and then I got to the Franklin County line. It was a nightmare. You could not see any evidence that the trucks had been doing any scraping or salting of their side. I had to drive in the tire tracks left by others and reduce my speed from 45 to 30 mph. My hat is off to our Anderson County crew.
    Cathy Green
    Lawrenceburg

  • COLUMN: Unlikely partners team up for worthy cause

    Column as I see ’em …
    You probably didn’t see this coming.
    The Anderson News and the fiscal court have teamed up (hard to believe, I know) in an effort to promote the county’s ever-improving recycling effort.
    On Dec. 20, our Monday paper (The Anderson News Extra) will include a flyer spelling out all of the times, dates, etc., to have your recyclables alongside the road.

  • COLUMN: To give and to receive

    One of my best friends recently became a mother, and I, along with our other friends, am completely smitten with her beautiful daughter, Cecelia.
    I wanted to get baby CeCe a gift for Christmas, and ended up settling on an ornament her parents can love now and she can appreciate in the future. It is personalized to serve as a memento of her first Christmas.

  • COLUMN: All of the signs point to a cold winter

    Brrrrrrrr, and double brrrrrr. Baby, it’s cold outside. Even Spanky’s wearing a coat. Spanky is my only shorthaired dog and she loves to wear her faux leather, fur-lined coat. Go figure. I love to wear my long underwear.
    Dressing in layers is about the only way to stay warm as winter settles in for a few months. Keeping your head and chest warm is key. You lose up to 90 percent of your body heat through the top of your head. If these temperatures continue, I’ll have more layers than an onion by the time spring rolls round.