Today's Opinions

  • Input needed for sewers in Bob-O-Link

    To the editor:
    This letter is meant to clarify and add to the article, “City sewer service for Bob-O-Link?” which appeared in the April 11 edition of The Anderson News.
    The reason I went to the council meeting and asked for their assistance was as quoted, “to get the ball rolling.”  
    I knew the city had extended the main trunk line to the entrance of our subdivision and installed a pump station.

  • The Iraq War happened? Sorry, I didn’t catch the movie

    Some things are guaranteed to make me angry.
    People who text during movies.
    Filling out my tax returns.
    But nothing inspires such fiery, unadulterated quivering fury as those people who flaunt their own ignorance like a trendy trophy.
    This is nothing new. I’m pretty sure I’ve written about the subject before.
    And here is a reincarnation of such complaints, in the form of the Titanic anniversary.

  • Legislature needs stronger take on meth

    Column as I see ’em …
    The next time a state legislator starts talking about forcing you to have a prescription to buy cold medicine due to the evils of methamphetamine, ask him or her to explain the following.
    Tuesday morning I sat in awe as two of the three people found living in a drainage pipe and using meth behind Rite Aid nearly two years ago received probation after pleading guilty to the charges against them.

  • Spring brings tax deadline, absentee voting

    Spring is upon us. April is normally associated with rain, flowers or pollen, but at the county clerk’s office it is about boat license, delinquent taxes and absentee voting.
    Let’s begin with boats. All boat taxes and renewal decals are due in April.
    All delinquent taxes are transferred from the sheriff’s office to the county clerk’s office on April 16 at the close of business. If you haven’t paid your property taxes, do so before that date.

  • Early summer bonus for bugs and tissue makers

    Has anyone else’s nose been running like a faucet? There has to be plenty of something in the air that’s not normally this powerful.
    I don’t suffer from most allergies, but I have heard about the Ohio Valley crud. Maybe after 16 years here in Anderson County it finally caught me.
    Whatever it is, the makers of Kleenex must be very happy.

  • Living wheat free poses dietary challenges

    Almost 40 years ago I became aware that some people who have to live wheat free.
    What’s good for most of us can be harmful for a few. Proper diagnosis should be done by a qualified medical provider as gluten intolerance or celiac disease is often confused with wheat allergy. This column isn’t about medical advice. My goal is to increase awareness of the challenges of living wheat free and offer some guidelines.

  • Cub Scouts thankful for community’s help

    To the editor:
    Thank you to everyone in Lawrenceburg for supporting those in need in March.
    The Cub Scout core value for March 2012 was compassion.  Lawrenceburg Cub Scout Pack 38 was very active in exercising this core value and had a lot of help from those from Lawrenceburg.

  • No good answers for laziness

    Let’s face it. We’re lazy.
    Not just Anderson County, but the entire nation.
    Millions of dollars have been spent to study how easily and efficiently we become lazy.
    Who knows how much has been charged to credit card accounts so we can get the physique and fearless reputation of Chuck Norris.  
    The University of Wisconsin’s Population Institute recently released its 2012 study on the County Health Rankings, including Anderson County.