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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 1.27

    Ritchie thanks community for support

    To the editor:

    It has been a privilege to serve the past 16 years as Coroner of this county. This community has provided me with tremendous support during each election and throughout each year of service. But, now with somewhat regret, I have decided not to seek re-election as Coroner of Anderson County.

  • EDITORIAL: Slow and steady a better way to raise rates

    You have to hand it to Kentucky Utilities.

    During the worst economy in most of our lifetimes, the company that provides electricity to over 6,000 Anderson County homes and businesses boldly jutted out its chin and proposed a 13.7 percent rate increase for homeowners.

    In terms of temerity, that would be on par with Tiger Woods borrowing his estranged wife’s computer to surf dating websites while on a visit to beg her to take him back.

    Both are nearly unthinkable.

  • COLUMN: ‘Hoops for Haiti’ a slam dunk

    Say what you want about Big Blue Nation — just don’t call us uncaring.

    Along with guiding the Wildcats to an 18-0 record, being the only unbeaten team left in the nation and propelling the team to (what will inevitably be) a No. 1 ranking, John Calipari and his behind-the-scenes team organized the “Hoops for Haiti” telethon that raised over $1 million for the Red Cross to provide help in Haiti.

    One. Million. Dollars.

  • Letters to the editor - 1.20

    Mary Peach obit was inspiring

    To the editor:

    After reading the obituary for Ms. Mary Peach, wife of Al Peach, I felt inspired to write this letter, which is a first for me.

    My hope is that when all is said and done in this life, those who knew us can say some of the things that were said about Ms. Peach.

    If your readers have not read her obituary, I encourage them to do so and consider as I have what our obituary might say.

  • COLUMN: Read the label to change food’s role in your life

    By now we’ve all heard about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. It is a disaster for untold numbers of people and it should make us all stop and think. Is our house as prepared as it should be? What if we had no stores right now? Food means survival.

  • COLUMN: The Burke family trip from you-know-where

    Since this is my first column in The Anderson News, I wanted to tell how I ended up in Lawrenceburg. I was born in Kentucky, but after a few years in college I found my way to the West Coast. I spent 20 years in Northern California, met my husband and had my children there. In 1996, we decided to move back to Kentucky. We chose Lawrenceburg because we had a farm here.

  • COLUMN: Legislative sessions, like snowflakes, may look similar, but each is different

    Legislative sessions are much like snowflakes. They appear the same from a distance, but look closely and you’ll see each has a pattern all its own.

    Right now, the 2010 Regular Session that began in Frankfort Tuesday looks to the casual observer like most legislative sessions held in even-numbered years. It will last 60 legislative days. Its main purpose is to pass a state budget before a new two-year budget cycle begins in July. And legislative procedure will be the same, too.

  • Letters to the editor - 1.13

    Wise's lame political 'comics' are a joke

    To the editor:

    Every time I look at one of political cartoonist Terry Wise’s “comics” I get so mad at the lame political comments, I had to write.

    All your characters look the same — like Walmart shoppers zoned out on Mt. Dew and WWE TV shows.

    Obviously there are people who think you can draw since you are in The Anderson News. But to me, you are not funny. I just don’t get your stuff.