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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Three R's to take care of Mother Nature

    I know the heat index has been high, but haven’t the sunsets been beautiful? I love to watch the “spin out” in the evenings, after a long day. The streaks of rose red, inset among the blue sky, and wispy white clouds is a masterpiece to behold. It just makes you want to say thank you, even if you are sweating bullets.

  • COLUMN: Cats make great pets, too

    Four years ago, I made my first trip to Anderson County as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed intern ready to take on the world of journalism.

    Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise that during my 10-week internship, I fell in love with a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, teeny, tiny kitten whose face I first saw as a featured pet of the Anderson Humane Society in an issue of our paper.

    Staring at those scared little eyes through the newsprint, I knew this kitten had to be mine.

  • COLUMN: Bless our bourbon for helping fund schools

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Bet you didn’t know that money from the sale of bourbon will help buy your child or grandchild’s textbooks this coming school year.

    It will also help feed them, pay their teachers, put fuel in their buses and keep their classrooms warm on cold days.

    Yep, those awful, evil distilleries that pollute our souls with their wicked brew are without question our public school system’s greatest benefactors, and there’s not a thing you anti-alcohol types can do about it.

  • COLUMN: Thanks for a great experience in a foreign town

    I am not a Kentuckian.

    I hail from little Crozet, Va., just outside of Charlottesville, Va., at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

    I came to Kentucky to get a journalism degree at the University of Kentucky and have enjoyed the experience along the way. After being awarded the opportunity to intern here at The Anderson News I was really excited, but also quite nervous.

    After all, I was going to be spending my first summer away from my home in Virginia, I was going to be working in a foreign town, and I didn’t want to mess anything up.

  • COLUMN: Socially acceptable football talk

    Scouring through old editions of The Anderson News looking for completely unrelated information, I ran across one of my columns from almost exactly a year ago.

    “Is it football season yet?” the headline asked.

    Oddly enough, my thoughts have been walking a similar path this year, but at least now I know why.

    The obvious answer is that I’m a football junkie, which is most certainly true, but it has only been true for two years.

    So pardon me if I’m slow to this conclusion, or if it’s an obvious one.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.21

    America is caught up in ‘out-of-kilter’ times

    To the editor:

    Lindsay Lohan’s probationary violations received live television coverage and made the front pages in New York.

    Thousands of words were devoted to her, but little attention was paid to the three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan the day she appeared in court.

  • EDITORIAL: Board chooses great location for new ECC

    At a special called meeting last week, the Anderson County Board of Education selected the location at which it will build a new Early Childhood Center — and we couldn’t be happier with its choice.

    Actually, either of the locations the board was considering would have made us giddy.

    The location the board has chosen is a plot of land between the district’s central office and Emma B. Ward Elementary School. The runner-up in the contest was a plot of land on the Robert B. Turner Elementary School campus.

    So, why are we smiling so wide?

  • Letters to the editor - 7.14

    Drury’s deeds a lesson on what to do

    To the editor:

    I have to admit I bought The Anderson News [last week] because of the outrageous quote on the front page attributed to Ms. Drury, candidate for Anderson County judge-executive.

    I am amazed a candidate would refer to her would-be constituents as being without sense or intellectual ability.

    Then I read your article about your interview with her and the plagiarism found on her website.