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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 10.14

    Carey deserves thanks for tractor pull

    To the editor:

    I would like to take a moment to say thanks to Eddie Carey, the local 4-H club, the competitors and everyone else who worked so hard to put on a good truck and tractor pull.

    The crowd was large, very polite and there wasn’t any trouble. It was a good time for all who attended.

    I just hope we can have more of this type of entertainment in the future.

    Keep up the good work, Eddie.

    Marshall Satterly

    Lawrenceburg

  • COLUMN: Preserve fall decorations for winter treats

    Remember all those rains we’ve been getting this month? Imagine if it was snow.

    One inch of rain is equivalent to 10 inches of snow. Oh boy. So, how much would a whole foot of snow weigh, if it was sitting on the roof right now? Snow weighs in at six pounds per square foot for every 12 inches of snow. Good thing most roofs are built to handle 30 to 40 pounds per square foot. Good tip to know for this coming winter.

  • COLUMN: October provides plenty of reasons to love fall

    I love fall season for many reasons, and this month there are so many things going on. To name a few there’s Halloween, pastor appreciation month, the end of the trimester at high school(finals also), deer season, fall festivals and much more.

    Halloween is a great holiday, especially for the younger kids. Even if we don’t go trick-or-treating we can still work at Autumn Splash, church trunk-or-treats or even just passing out candy for the neighborhood kids.

  • COLUMN: Crossbow hunters are 'traditionalists'

    “Crossbows are for handicapped people,” the guy at Bass Pro Shop said, a smarmy grin plastered to his face that, if not for fear of an assault and battery charge, I would have gladly wiped right off his puss. “You guys don’t look handicapped.”

    That’s pretty much the reaction I’ve received from pompous, more camouflaged-than-thou archery enthusiasts since my son bought me a crossbow for my birthday earlier this month.

  • Letters to the editor - 10.7

    Paper gives hope that ‘truth, justice’ will prevail

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News’ news team is doing a good job regarding forceful and factual investigative reporting on recent difficult and important issues like the septic tank inspections and the location of the health department.

    Also, the paper was way in front of the Herald-Leader about the real facts in the case of the police removing from the mother’s home the child who was later murdered.

  • COLUMN: Rules of thumb help predict the 'nowcast'

    I don’t know about you guys, but I washed all my sweatshirts last week. Now that October is here, we can expect a whole year of weather. One day it’s summer, the next fall, then winter and summer. That’s just one week.

    Fall is just as fickle as spring. Since the weather seems to affect our lives daily, I thought a little knowledge might be helpful.

  • COLUMN: Attitude makes a difference

    An open letter to the University of Kentucky football team:

    The No. 1 team in the nation came into your house and left with a win after putting up 41 points to your 7.

    Another top 5 team came into your house and handed you a loss, 38 to 20.

    Obviously, neither of these endings is quite what you (or your fans) hoped for — but heads up, boys. It’s only as bad as you make it.

  • COLUMN: Closing Main Street not the best option

    Alienating people by blocking off Main Street to those not willing to purchase a $35 ticket to taste wine and bourbon is probably not the best way to preserve the city’s downtown.

    That’s what happened last Friday when The Society for the Historic Preservation of the City of Lawrenceburg Inc. held a fundraiser and the mayor’s office approved closing Main Street to accommodate the event.