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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Thinking positively always trumps negativity

    There are a lot of sayings I try to remember as I go through my young adult years.

    If you happen to have read some of my columns, you’ve probably realized that all too well.

    As I write this, I sit about 6.5 hours away from my home in Crozet, Va. That’s about 450 miles of driving through the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, the staggering coal-filled mountains of West Virginia, and natural beauty of the commonwealth of Virginia.

    But as I sit here today, I’ve realized a new saying; home is where the heart is.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.16

    Passing dog ordinance would have made us ‘forward-thinking’ community

    To the editor:

    Readers of The Anderson News may be well served by a reasonable response to last week’s editorial, “Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia.”

  • COLUMN: Judging the judge candidates and curious about tourism

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Republican Chip Chambers vs. Democrat John Wayne Conway for judge-executive will be an intriguing race this fall on many levels, and will offer great insight into the minds of Anderson County voters.

    Conway, the 20-year magistrate who ousted the incumbent judge in the Democratic primary by a 2-1 margin, is understandably riding high right now and carries plenty of momentum into the fall.

  • COLUMN: Summer survival guide

    Summer is pretty much synonymous with higher temperatures and smaller clothes, but all that doesn’t have to add up to low self-esteem.

    I know, I know — it’s far easier to preach it than practice it. But here is where my train of thought has been traveling recently, so follow it for just a minute.

    There is absolutely no reason not to enjoy the summer and everything it offers, so here’s some advice to not only make it through to fall, but to actually relish in the heat wave.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.9

    Seniors ‘handled like animals’ at graduation

    To the editor:

    This is to thank the educators employed with the Anderson County school system.

    I am proud of the education my children are receiving. I also understand the importance of good leadership, but feel taking the time to recognize the retiring members of this system at the graduation event is inexcusable.

  • EDITORIAL: Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia

    Pet owners were thisclose to having to deal with what would have been an onerous law that missed being approved by a whisker.

    The fiscal court last Tuesday morning voted 3-3, which means failure, on a “companion animal” ordinance that, to put it kindly, was ill-conceived at best.

    In what appeared to be an instance of good intentions run amok, the ordinance failed and did so miserably on many counts. Topping that list were the dictates regarding the size and amount of time dogs could be kept in a shelter.

  • COLUMN: Little League brings innocence back to sports

    Jacob Brown didn’t know what he was doing in the sixth inning.

    No, it’s not that he was lost or that he wasn’t in control. It’s that he was in the zone. He was, as the Red Sox always tell each other, living in the moment.

    Ahead by a score of 9-0 over the league-leading Mets, Brown was in the midst of pitching a complete game no-hitter. It wasn’t until after the game, with the teams getting ready to shake hands, that Brown was informed of his accomplishment.

  • COLUMN: Heroes come in all shapes, sizes

    As someone who has less than a year of living in Anderson County under her belt, I’m proud to know I live in an area with heroes at every turn.

    Look no further than this week’s front page to see several examples of proof to back up that statement.

    Or ask any member of the Farley family ­— I’m sure they’ll tell you Anderson County is full of heroic men and women.

    While boating on the Kentucky River on Thursday, the Farleys got stuck on top of the dam at Lock 5.