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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 6.2

    Law needed to replace worn, torn flags

    To the editor:

    My name is Nick Schrieber and I am a 12-year-old Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg student.

    I think that all flags at businesses in Lawrenceburg should be checked to make sure they aren’t torn.

    They show not only our pride in our country but also the pride in our veterans, living and dead.

    My grandfather, Danny D. Dunn, retired 100 percent disabled and was in the Vietnam War.

  • COLUMN: Grateful to be back in my new Kentucky home

    Crazy. That’s what most people thought I was when I accepted this job four years ago last month.

    “You’re going to leave beach life in North Carolina to move to Kentucky?” they asked. “You’re an idiot.”

    Perhaps, but having led a fairly nomadic life while plying my craft, I was confident that I’d enjoy Lawrenceburg as much as any of my stops along the road.

    I’ve reheated this particular skillet of hash to let you know that not only don’t I regret moving here, I’m mighty glad I did.

  • COLUMN: Take action now against tomato problems

    Have you been following the news about the oil spill in the Gulf? It’s bad news, any way you look at it. Just because it’s not happening here in Anderson County doesn’t mean that it won’t affect you. The people in Spain didn’t think a volcano in Iceland would affect them either. This spill is an environmental disaster that will touch each and every one of us, as well as our children’s children.

  • COLUMN: Behind closed doors, selection process has extra importance

    Much of the process of selecting a new superintendent for Anderson County Schools is done behind closed doors.

    The process is entirely legal because elected bodies are allowed to discuss personnel issues, among a limited list of other things, during an executive session as long as no official action is taken.

    Still, it’s no reason for those elected to their positions to take the task lightly.

    This is not to say that they do or that they will, but instead to serve as a reminder of the importance of the task at hand.

  • COLUMN: Learn from life's lessons and move on to the next

    It’s not what happens to you that’s important, it’s how you respond to it.

    It’s a simple sentence my high school soccer coach told our team one day before practice. Standing around 5-foot-6 at the time, I wasn’t your prototypical goalkeeper. I was just a freshman and I had earned a starting spot on the varsity team at a high school with a rich soccer history.

    Needless to say, I was terrified. It didn’t help my older brother was a senior, all-district captain. If there was one person who wasn’t afraid to chew into me, it was him.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.26

    County clerk says thanks for voter patience

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank voters for their patience on May 18.

    Several changes have taken place since the 2008 General Election. The Anderson County Board of Elections was forced to move several voting locations due to disability guidelines and other regulations.

    We also replaced the old outdated machines with new paper ballot scanners which will reduce the time and long lines at the polls.

  • COLUMN: Need an attitude adjustment?

    Startled, I woke up in the middle of the night between Sunday and Monday. I’m not sure what I had been dreaming about, but in a sleepy haze I awoke thinking about two things: this week’s column and coping strategies.

    More specifically, I was painfully aware that I still needed to write a column, and my dream must have been about dealing with something gone wrong, because the first few thoughts on my mind were how people deal with situations differently — how we all use different coping strategies.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.19

    Burke needs to develop own script

    To the editor:

    My comments are directed toward Joan Burke’s guest column regarding the attacks by Christians on Facebook and what she calls the ranting by the Tea Movement.

    Not sure where she has been on some of this because it appears she does not see or hear the same things many of us do. But on this part I would definitely agree with her, that no one should wish the president dead.