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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 9.16

    Anderson sidestepped dog ordinance ‘disaster’

    To the editor: 

    Having lived in rural Kentucky, I understand the difference between city dogs and country dogs. 

    That said, I presently live in Jefferson County where, several years ago, a much longer version of the recently proposed Anderson County dog ordinance was passed into law.

    Both ordinances can be traced back to the same source. Both ordinances were touted as cures to communities ravaged by dog attacks.

  • COLUMN: Gillispie’s rehab comments music to prosecutor’s ears

    Column as I see ’em ...

    You know that whole spiel the police go through while making an arrest? The “anything you say can and will be used against you” spiel?

    Someone should tell Billy Gillispie that that includes comments made to the media after he popped off to a Houston-area television station shortly after entering alcohol rehabilitation.

  • COLUMN: Lower the statistics, consider shelter pets

    I love my dog. A simple statement, but so true. For those of you who know me, you know just how true it really is. My dog, Molly, is like my baby… literally.

    I found her abandoned as a small puppy and I fell in love right away. Yes, I’m one of those “idiots” who treats her dog like a family member. And I’m not alone in this category.

  • EDITORIAL: Some students missed historical opportunity

    It’s safe to say that a number of students all across America, even here in Anderson County, missed out on a historic opportunity Tuesday.

    President Barack Obama addressed all of the country’s students through a webcast with one goal in mind: instilling in them the value of education.

    Perhaps if a president had been capable of making such a speech to the parents of today’s students when they were students themselves, Obama’s speech would have been more effective.

  • COLUMN: Read it however you want

    Staff columnist Shannon Mason Brock says that no matter what she writes, readers will see what they want to see.

    For her full column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • COLUMN: Being in the mud doesn’t make you dirty

    Just because you’re in the mud, it doesn’t make you dirty. Have you ever heard that? What about don’t judge a book by its cover? That’s something we should all know, and something that brought a lot of meaning to me the Sunday before last at church.

  • COLUMN: Pit bull owners have last laugh

    That laughing you hear (metaphorically speaking, at least) is coming from irresponsible pit bull owners who just finished reading this week’s front page.

    Yep, all the hubris and tough talk from the fiscal court earlier this year about making vicious dogs much more difficult to own now resembles what my dog leaves each morning in the back yard.

    A pile of you know what.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.9

    Septic tank ordinance a ‘public embarrassment’

    To the editor:

    In 2004, the board of health evidently enacted the septic tank ordinance for no valid reason, and now it is attempting to defend that action with such stalwart statements as “had to start somewhere” or it was based on “expert testimony.”

    Who were the experts? They must have been the septic tank pumpers since they are the only beneficiaries of the ordinance.