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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Friendly Lawrenceburg will make good movie setting

    Lights, camera, action! The famous words of movie making. Lawrenceburg will be seeing some movie making sometime next year. How exciting is that?

    Our small, friendly town of Lawrenceburg sure doesn’t get a lot of Hollywood attraction, until now. Yes, there’s been a movie or two filmed here. Heck, Kentucky is also home to several actors and actresses, including Hope Riley, the one who will be filming her movie here in a few months.

  • Letters to the editor - 11.11

    Thanks for continuing hunting photos

    To the editor:

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for continuing to post the hunting pictures in The Anderson News, even after someone writes a letter to the editor regarding the elk hunting trip that made the front page.

    I realize that hunting may not be everyone’s “cup of tea” and I thought it was in poor taste that the author of that letter chose to write regarding a youth hunting adventure.

  • COLUMN: Winterize your garden to help get rid of disease

    Sunshine sure makes me smile. I love to feel the warmth of the rays, no matter what the temperature is outside. As the days get shorter, we gradually get used to the “early dark,” but it does seem to change us. Have you noticed that we seem to get tired earlier in the winter?

  • COLUMN: Planes, trains and automobiles

    My parents aren’t really vacation people.

    In fact, we only took one week-long vacation (to Myrtle Beach, S.C.) during my childhood.

    Other “vacations” were spent in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tenn. or lounging around the house happy to be free from work and school.

    Still today, it’s a small victory to get them to travel as far away from Pineville as Lawrenceburg.

  • COLUMN: Facing my irrational fears

    This Halloween I was more likely to be found watching a Christmas movie than watching anything scary or the slightest bit horrific.

    I’m afraid of scary movies — they give me nightmares, wake-up-with-your-heart-racing-and-tears-streaming-down-your-face nightmares. So I avoid them.

    I wouldn’t call it a full-blown phobia. It doesn’t interrupt my normal way of life, but there are a couple of things that do.

  • COLUMN: Do something nice for your mother (earth, that is)

    Welcome to November.

    The leaves just started to fall consistently and it’s late. Remember what that means? The later the fall, the worse the winter.

    We looked at Mother Nature’s signs so I thought it might be fun to see what the National Weather Service has predicted for us this winter. Now, they don’t use squirrel tails or anthills for their forecasts.

  • Letters to the editor - 11.4

    Politicians to blame for nation’s ills

    To the editor:

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

  • COLUMN: Calling for a do-over

    Anderson County needs a do-over.

    A do-over, that is, on the board of health’s decision to construct a $2 million building near Walmart.

    For the life of me I cannot make sense of that decision, and not from the perspective of whether such a building is even needed.

    Here’s what doesn’t add up: The health board, after years of contemplation and consideration of roughly 20 options, chose to swap a perfectly good public building plus $125,000 in cash for 2 acres of land near Walmart.