Today's Opinions

  • Clarity needed in health insurance brief

    To the editor:
    This is to the staff reporters that had a news brief related to health care coverage in last week’s paper.
    You had two words that really stuck out to me when I took the time to look up this web page on this subject, since my husband and I can’t get insurance due to pre-existing conditions.
    The two words were may and could. If you would take the time to look this up before you reported on this  

  • Apology for ‘shyster’ comment during council meeting directed at attorneys

    To the editor:
    The verbal statement I made during the board of council meeting on July 11 and was published in The Anderson News was a trivial comment made during a very controversial moment in a meeting.
    If indeed it was offensive to anyone of the lawyers on Main Street, I do humbly offer my apology.
    I was not truly aware of the way most lawyers regard the term in their professional way.
    To all of you, please accept my sincere apology.
    Ken Evans
    Lawrenceburg City Council

  • Worshipping the tomato

    I joined a church.
    The holy order of the worship of the summertime tomato.
    I’m the official acolyte, but I suspect I’m not the only devotee.
    To think, just last summer, I was an unbeliever.
    I hated tomatoes.
    No matter what state I lived in or what chaos invaded my life, my dislike would remain constant. Nothing could change my hatred for the watery, weakly acidic flesh that was the tomato.
    Until I discovered the Farmer’s Market.

  • Let’s stop being suckling piglets

    Column as I see ’em …
    As the parent of a high school student who doesn’t receive free or reduced lunches, I’ll grudgingly chip off 50 bucks for the school’s so-called instructional fee, and grumble the entire time I’m writing that check.
    It’s not the $50; it’s the principle behind the idea that sticks in my craw.
    Since the inception of public education there have been two basic tenants: 1. That a public education be provided for free and 2., textbooks are one of the basic necessities for teaching a child.

  • Snip, can way to year-round veggies

    Well, the mercury is rising again and with the exception of the high electric bill, I’m enjoying it.
    Remember a deep red sunset usually indicates prolonged good weather. A deep red sky in the morning usually means rain is on the way.
    The garden is simply loving this weather.  High temperatures and an inch (or more) of rain a week is perfect. The canning and preserving books are flying out the door at the library. Those of you new to bumper harvests may need a little help.

  • Schraub following Glenn Beck’s advice

    To the editor:
    Thank you, Dennis Schraub, for your insightful follow-up to our editorial about Glenn Beck.
    Obviously from your quotes you were a Glenn Beck watcher.
    I am so glad that you stockpiled and were able to come up with so many great dated quotes that Beck had on his shows with Fox and other networks, which I am sure were his heartfelt sentiments and not his sarcasm.

  • Fasting from nostalgia

    Going back is my specialty.
    Recently, I journeyed to my birthplace and personal Mecca all of things food, sand and sea—Long Island, NY.
    My childhood is wrapped up in hazy memories of trips on the ferry, my face smacked with the smell of salt in the air. Melted coconut Popsicle on sandy toes. Biting my lip right before diving before the white crest of a wave.

  • Anderson’s new $2 million eyesore

    If the average picture is indeed worth a thousand words, this group of photos of the weeds growing unabated around the new health department building are worth millions.
    That’s good news, because instead of my usual 700-word column, I’ll instead let the photos do most my talking for me this week.