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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Spare me the 'me time,' please

    This past weekend, I learned something very important about myself: Without other people around with whom to interact, I’m an incredibly boring person.

    Some people thrive on “me time,” but I barely survived. OK, so that makes me sound like too much of a drama queen, but it certainly wasn’t fun.

    If I were a single gal, living on my own, I’d probably spend half my time being incredibly lazy and the other half being a workaholic.

  • COLUMN: Work smarter, not harder

    June is here. Summer officially begins soon and what a nice Father’s Day present.

    My father Jack has long passed, but he’s with me every day. He loved summer and I can still see him on the tractor, mowing the yard. He was really big on working smarter, not harder.

    On Father’s Day, we just set up a chair in the shade with a cooler full of cold beverages next to it. The grill was two steps away. That reduced the amount of energy he had to spend working.

  • COLUMN: Keep punching, Shilo

    Column as I see em ...

    The editorial cartoon you see to the right was drawn by Shilo Polich in La Grange.

    Polich sent it to me in a big envelope that had a caricature of me holding a sign with the newspaper’s new street address. To say that caught my attention is an understatement.

    He included a letter telling me why he sent the cartoons which explains why someone would have enough time to hand-draw a picture of me on the front of an envelop to begin with.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.3

    Library director clarifies budget process

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News’ May 27 edition contained both an article and the editorial in which the Anderson Public Library’s 2009-10 budget was a topic.

    I would like to thank you for allowing me to address questions and comments from those printed items.

  • COLUMN: Let them speak!

    Keeping a positive attitude in our current day and age is a priority for me. I try to be a positive person and surround myself with things that make me happy. Still, there are things that rub me the wrong way, and I’ve decided to address a couple of those this week. We’ll call them “Things I don’t understand.”

  • EDITORIAL: Committee misses mark on pit bulls

    Hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.

    We warned a couple of weeks ago about the danger of allowing non-elected people to draft legislation.

    When it met Thursday afternoon, the committee appointed to craft a dog ordinance did what we expected: it dropped any reference of pit bulls from the ordinance and stripped it of any chance it had of making a real change.

    What is left is something that will likely mirror the city of Lawrenceburg’s ordinance and give pit bulls the ability to strike first before anything is done to contain them.

  • COLUMN: Celebrate ‘Adopt a Cat Month’ with a kitten or maybe two

    The Anderson Humane Society is celebrating Adopt a Cat Month with the American Humane Association and all animal organizations across the United States.

    The purpose of this special month is to locate more homes for shelter cats. This is the perfect time to promote cat adoptions since the spring and summer months typically bring a surge of cats to the nation’s shelters.

  • COLUMN: ‘Free to good home’ usually ends badly

    Most people have good intentions when they advertise a cat or dog as “free to good home.”

    They care what happens to the animal all they want to do is find a nice family that is willing to give the pet a loving, responsible home. The tragedy occurs when the animal is mistakenly put into a situation where it is neglected, abandoned, abused or even sold for lab experimentation.

    Sadly, this sort of thing happens thousands of times each day across America.

    What can happen to a pet that is given free to a casual, uncommitted owner?