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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Nature's no beauty in casa de Carlson

    General Manager Ben Carlson explains that when it comes to your home, neither a drip nor a drop is beautiful.

    For his full column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Letters to the editor - 10.6

    Give Conway a chance in November

    To the editor:

    I’m taking this opportunity to thank the many kind people who have opened doors for us during this campaign for the Nov. 2 general election.

    Now I’d like to ask a question: If computers, Facebook, YouTube and Topix could be weighed on the left hand, and experience, common sense, honesty and integrity could be weighed on the right, which hand would get your vote?

    The right hand will get my vote every time. I consider [judge-executive candidate] John Wayne Conway to be that right hand.

  • COLUMN: Perfection can be deadly, so don't try it

    We get so much information nowadays about staying healthy, some great, life-saving as a matter of fact. But do you ever feel so completely bombarded with so many day-to-day health tips from TV, the internet, magazines and even well-meaning friends, that it seems a bit much?

  • COLUMN: Hoping for 8-year-old strength

    Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting Maralyn Lewis and her mother, Ammiegail Simpson.

    Maralyn is 8 years old with curly red hair, pale skin and a beautiful smile.

    While we talked, I discovered that Maralyn loves watching shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. She also loves to sing and wants to be a singer when grows up so she can buy a house with chandeliers and get her mother a maid.

  • COLUMN: Almanac's October snow forecast a call to action

    Will someone please quit winding the clock? Time is moving way too fast. It’s almost October, though you couldn’t much tell it by the weather we’re having now.

    I brought out the Old Farmer’s Almanac to see what was forecast for October. On the plus side, it calls for 2.5 inches of rain. Rain showers, mixed with warm and sunny days, make up most of the month. One exciting note for the 21st through the 29th is snow showers. Kind of hard to imagine that right now.

  • COLUMN: A flu shot and bridge that'll make you barf

    Column as I see ’em …

    It’s good to know that in these days of state employees being forced to endure pay cuts couched as furloughs that the governor’s office has the wherewithal to import a nurse from Anderson County to give Steve Beshear his annual flu shot.

    Reports are that last Friday the county’s health director and one of its nurses traveled to Beshear’s office to make sure the flu bug doesn’t bite him.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.29

    Disc golf group thanks Scouts, sponsors

    To the editor:

    Lawrenceburg’s inaugural PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournament was held Sept. 25, and the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association would like to thank everyone involved in making it a success.

    Thirty-eight golfers participated in the 2010 Autumn Classic tournament, played at both the city and county disc golf courses.

    With this year’s tournament being so successful, plans are to make this tournament an annual event with the Burgoo Festival.

  • COLUMN: Lack of rain making potatoes look like fries

    How about those sunsets?

    It’s like having our own personal drive-in screen, with a different show every night.

    Fall officially arrives tomorrow and I hope we have some leaves left on the trees. Rain would help.

    I was doing a little math the other day, adding up the recorded rain we’ve had, as recorded by the National Weather Service. They say we’ve had over 23 inches, since the beginning of May. My Oregon Weather Station tells me I’ve had just under 16 inches here on the farm, in the same time period. It’s dry.