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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Voters, lend me your ears

    Forty-eight days.

    Not counting today, that is the exact number of days left until the general election Nov. 2.

    Voters have 48 days to make up their minds about who to vote for, and those running for office have 48 days to get their messages to the masses.

    Here at The Anderson News, we’ve come up with a way to kill both of these birds with one stone — our website.

  • COLUMN: It's time to pick some new bloomers for spring

    I was looking at some pictures my cousin sent the other day, while waiting for the weather radar to download on my computer.

    Here I was wishing for rain on the farm when it dawned on me that the only grass my young cousin has to enjoy in Chicago was the little strip between the sidewalk and the street. We just don’t know how lucky we are to live here in Kentucky.

    We did get a little rain. Now maybe we can dig with something less than a pick ax.

  • COLUMN: Now we must buy our own ham sandwich

    Debate its merits all you like, you left- and right-fielders, but all you need to know about the local effects of the federal government’s stimulus handouts can be reduced to a ham sandwich.

    Well, a ham sandwich and chocolate shake, actually.

    Here’s an allegorical tale of a man who became too used to a good thing, and how he dropped dead the moment that good thing was taken away.

  • COLUMN: Mother Nature’s signs mixed about winter

    Wow, one good thing about all this dry weather is that the early morning skies are beautiful. The moon and stars make it an incredible way to start the day, even if the birds aren’t up yet. Soon the fall colors will start their show.

    I like to use the old Almanac ways to forecast the coming winter. There are numerous signs from Mother Nature if you know where to look. The skins and hides of all living things give us clues.

  • COLUMN: Cub scouts invade Community Park

    The weekend of Aug. 27-29, the Lawrenceburg Pack 38 Scouts held their annual campout at the Anderson County Community Park.

    The Lion’s Pavilion became the center with families putting up their tents around and down the street toward the baseball field. Everyone was looking forward to an active and fun weekend and no one was disappointed.

  • COLUMN: Childlike faith - and thoughts

     Children are wonderful. First of all, they’re so cute you can hardly stand it, and secondly, they have such a fresh view of the world.

    They haven’t had a chance to become as jaded as the rest of us.

    Take for instance my cousin, who can’t be 10 yet.

    Her family just went through an extremely traumatic experience — their house burned down and they lost everything, literally everything.

    Thank goodness no one was hurt because losing everything you own seems traumatic enough.

  • COLUMN: Taking the teacher to school

    It thrills me to no end when someone takes me to task over one of my editorials or columns, and this week I welcome letter writer Katie Stevens Hutton to the deep end of the opinion writing pool.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.1

    ‘Sensational’ editorial misrepresents library

    To the editor:

    In last week’s editorial, Mr. Carlson attempted to imply that the Anderson Public Library is squandering taxpayer money while gouging local taxpayers for every cent possible. The library was not contacted before this editorial was printed in order to clarify any of the information presented. I would like to take the opportunity to do so now.