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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 2.24

    Carlton thanks Heritage Hall, Hospice

    To the editor,

    I would like to this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at Heritage Hall for their loving care of my grandmother, Naomi Brown.

    Each staff member looked after her with the same love and affection they would show their own loved ones. As my grandmother’s end neared, everyone in the building from the administration to the custodians bent over backward to make sure that not only she was comfortable, but that our family was comfortable as well.

  • COLUMN: Timing is everything when it comes to life's puzzle pieces

    Sometimes it’s funny how things work out.

    Take for instance, the story a few pages over about Biscuit, the dog rescued by Anderson County volunteer firefighters over the weekend.

    You see, the fire department hosted the second of two ice rescue training sessions last Friday, and we here at The Anderson News had already planned on covering the training in this week’s paper.

    I was waiting on Battalion Chief Chris Harrod to drop by our office to identify firefighters in the photos we planned to use, when Mrs. Rosemary Bowling dropped by with a story idea.

  • COLUMN: Muskrats should be very, very worried

    Most guys who don’t own trucks almost always make buddies with guys who do.

    There’s no way around doing so, unless you want to haul a new washing machine home atop the family sedan, or the deer you just harvested in the sedan’s trunk.

    To a lesser degree and dependent upon their varied interests, there are also guys who seek out buddies with ponds. Being the proud owner of a pickup, I’ve become the latter and have very well befriended a local guy with a sizable pond in his front yard.

  • EDITORIAL: City should stop plowing private streets

    Let’s hope city officials don’t hit the snooze button after the recent wake-up call they received.

    The problem at Briar Creek woke them from their slumber after they learned that the bond in place to fix private streets there wasn’t nearly enough (See story, A1.). Once that and similar bond problems are fixed, though, here’s hoping they don’t doze off again before fixing their mistake of spending taxpayer money to remove snow from private streets.

  • COLUMN: Pastor meeting a success

    First thing’s first: Thank you to all of the local pastors and church representatives who attended The Anderson News’ informational meeting last Thursday.

    Though I didn’t get a final count, we had somewhere between 20 and 30 in attendance, so I would deem that a success.

  • COLUMN: It’s never too early to start planting your seeds

    Our recent snow days gave me the opportunity to hibernate on the hill for two extra days and I loved it.

    It gave me the opportunity to catch up on all those little things I kept putting off. OK, doing my taxes isn’t a little thing, but since all I have to do is gather up everything and take it to my tax preparer, it makes it a little thing.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.17

    City owes apology to Legion Post

    To the editor:

    Members of Lawrenceburg’s Anderson Post 34 of the American Legion appear to be getting a lesson in the old adage, “let no good deed go unpunished.”

    News Editor Shannon Mason Brock reported that Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker had decided the city should install a ball field on the Legion’s property despite the Post’s contention that the new field would interfere with parking needed during the annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

  • COLUMN: Now’s the time to reconsider victory gardens

    As we gear up to grow our gardens, I thought it’d be a perfect time for a little history lesson. A walk down memory lane from a 1900s issues of Stars and Stripes provides a vast amount of facts.

    While our soldiers were fighting in World War II, the people of this country were called to do everything they could to help support them. One of those things were war gardens, better known as victory gardens.