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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Here’s some ideas for more summer fun

    Ah, summer is officially here, with all its hot weather and extra time — for some of us anyway.

    Some of us can jump in the pool or go to sports practices. Many of us go on vacation, but that doesn’t last all summer long.

    Then, some of us stay inside and wonder what in the world can I do this summer? What is there in Anderson County for me to do? Believe it or not, there are quite a few things to do around here.

    Of course there are still many things that could make Lawrenceburg better and more fun in the summer.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.1

    Principal answering customers’ demands

    To the editor:

    Recent criticism of high school Principal Ray Woodyard is unfair and misdirected.

    All the evidence I can find indicates he was just honoring his customers’ priorities when he chose to recognize something else over academics at graduation.

    Some of the evidence is anecdotal and hard to share; much is hard to miss. This paper, for instance, has a sports section with its own editor, color front page and at least three inside pages every week.

  • COLUMN: Dear disillusioned student...

    Last week, we received a letter to the editor from “a disillusioned student at ACHS” — those are his or her words, not mine.

    I say his or her because this brief, five-word description is all the identifying information we received.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.24

    Mom responds to coach’s letter

    To the editor:

    This is in response to a letter by Joel Cotton printed in the June 3 edition of The Anderson News. The headline was “Little League parents need to be realistic.”

    I am the overzealous, aggressive mother with the arrogance and deranged sense of self Mr. Cotton wrote about.

    He has no right to call me or anyone these things. This is a man who calls himself a good coach. That he is not. He should get his facts together before he lashes out at me through the paper.

  • EDITORIAL: Revisions needed for protection orders

    Let’s be clear about one thing here: the blame for the death of the 21-month-old child who was shot by his father last month rests solely with the man who pulled the trigger before killing himself.

    That was a tragedy of epic proportions for the family, and our hearts go out to each and every one of them.

    Left behind are myriad questions, including why the child was removed from his mother’s custody.

  • COLUMN: New columnist offers teenager’s view of Anderson County’s issues

    Welcome to the teen portion of The Anderson News.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. It’s something you will enjoy and something aside from what most of you would say is boring news you don’t care about.

    For this first column I’m going to introduce myself and tell you how I got this opportunity.

    My name is Brooke Tindall. I am a teenager who lives in the country part of Anderson County. I am a member of Freedom Baptist Church and love going to church and being a Christian.

  • COLUMN: Home-buying tips for my neighbors

    Five minutes.

    It only took five minutes to drive to work on Monday morning, and I don’t imagine it will differ much from here on out.

    Do you know how fabulous that is?

    That’s right, neighbors. I’m an official Lawrenceburgian…umm, Lawrenceburgite…hmm, we’ll just go with my personal favorite — Lawrenceburger.

    As of last Friday afternoon, my husband and I no longer live in Lexington, and I no longer have to drive 40 minutes or so to work every day. It’s amazing.

  • COLUMN: Spray garden good, restaurant tax bad

    Boy, offer to spend $90,000 for something to at least cool off the natives and what does the city council get in return? A bucket of cold water.

    That sort of reaction doesn’t come as a surprise from residents who are sick of being told one thing, only to get no-thing.