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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Blame state government for school tax increase

    Column as I see ’em ...

    At first blush it was easy to be outraged at the very idea that the school board is considering for a 5.25 percent increase to the tax rate.

    In times like these? When unemployment stands at 10 percent locally and people are being foreclosed on at a record rate?

  • COLUMN: Vick deserves a second chance

    As humans, we had our shot at being perfect, but Adam and Eve blew that in the garden, and we’ve all been making mistakes ever since.

    Michael Vick is no exception. Vick, who bankrolled a dog-fighting operation, made several big mistakes, and for those mistakes he was punished through our country’s court system and through the National Football League, by which he was employed.

    His complete reinstatement is still pending, even though the Philadelphia Eagles signed him last week. (Should he be reinstated, he will play for the Eagles.)

  • Letters to the editor - 8.19

    Cemetery ordinance serves responsible purpose

    To the editor,

    Over the past two weeks I have been following the controversy over the wooden crosses in the Lawrenceburg City Cemetery. I do not wish to be insensitive to this family or their situation. However, they are looking at this from a very emotional perspective (which is to be expected). We as a community should be looking at this from a factual perspective.

  • COLUMN: Researching gourds so you don’t have to

    Awww, the sun is going down sooner. You know what that means? Summer is ending. On the bright side, the sun doesn’t glare right in on you when you’re driving home. There is an up side to everything. Sometimes you have to look really hard though. I’m trying to find the bright side to a spider bite right now.

  • COLUMN: Safety should come first, dogs come second

    Man’s best friend, maybe, then again maybe not. The park and dogs just seem not to mix apparently. Dogs are great, until they hurt someone or cause a problem that is.

    Dogs mean different things to different people. Some say a dog is like a member of their family, others however say it’s just a dog, nothing special about it. How you see it determines your view on a dog ordinance.

  • COLUMN: Sometimes life feels just right

    There are certain moments when all the world feels right.

    Like when your dad sees your new house for the first time. He puts his arm around your shoulders, and even though he doesn’t say much, you just know he’s proud of you.

    Or when you go out to dinner with all of your friends, and you’re perfectly content to just sit back, smile and take in the others’ conversations because evenings like that are too few and far between.

  • COLUMN: Clean this year’s mess to save next year’s crops

    Did you see that full moon last week? I sat on the porch to watch the huge ball of orange rise above the tree tops. What a sight. Spanky and Tiller nuzzled up to join me, but kept their eyes on the rabbits playing in the grass.

    The moon rise wasn’t enough action for them. With one word they were off and running after the rabbits. Fear not, the rabbits made a clean getaway; it’s the chase the dogs enjoy.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.12

    Paper right on DUIs, city wrong on crosses

    To the editor:

    There are a few things I’d like to get off my chest. First off, about the dentist and his [alleged] DUIs.

    Thank you, Anderson News, for giving me the heads up on this dentist. This is coming from a mother of two little ones who is trying to find a good local dentist to take her family to.

    Instead of complaining, maybe you people should be thanking God that he didn’t kill himself or someone else.