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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: A promise to return dumped trash

    To the editor:

    I would like to comment on the folks who don't want to pay to have their refrigerators, TVs, couches and mattresses taken away or mess with it themselves.

    We live in the beautiful country area. We love it here. Why do you want to dump your unwanted things on our roadsides? The deer and turkey just can't figure out what to do with it.

    It is enough that we have to deal with the folks dropping kittens, puppies, old dogs and cats and any other animals they don't want. We can't take them all.

  • LETTER: Forget a skate park, we need a pool

    To the editor:

    Yep, a skate park is going to be great for about a quarter of the youth population around age 8 to 19.

    Sure a few older folks will probably use it, too. I hope they have insurance and ibuprofen.

    But what about the rest of us age 4 weeks to 100 years?

    A pool would be a beneficial and fun source of exercise. Not a "fancy nancy" water park designed for toddlers and small children that would cost a lot.

  • COLUMN: Too much time on my hands

    Nowadays, I'm just working part-time at The Anderson News. While I do enjoy the additional time to myself, there is at least one downside-I have way too much time available to contemplate things that bug me but over which I have no control.

    While I can't control these things, I can fantasize about dealing with them when I'm king. Here are a few.

  • COLUMN: Motorcycles, ATVs are too risky a ride for me

    My cousin April is lucky to be alive, and she'd be the first person to say so.

    A few months ago, she was on a motorcycle day trip with her boyfriend. He was driving the bike, and two of their friends were following close behind on another bike.

    The same four people and the same two bikes had made the same exact trip the weekend before, but both bikes hit a rough patch of gravel this time around sending all four riders to the emergency room.

  • LETTER: Kudos to county road crew

    To the editor:

    Just wanted to give a shout out for the Anderson County Road Department for repairing Lanes Mill Road.

    Thanks goes to road foreman Chip Chambers and crew for a job well done.

    Scott Frasier

    Lawrenceburg

  • COLUMN: Goodbye to woman's best friend

    When I cried, Kirby always stayed close, comforting me without words.

    The first time I lived by myself, Kirby made sure I wasn't completely alone. When my heart was broken, she reminded me that I could always count on her. If I was too busy to spend as much time as usual with her, she was happy just to see me when I showed up again.

  • EDITORIAL: It's OK to look this gift horse in the mouth

    We now have 1.2 million reasons to be optimistic about the possibility of new jobs and industry finally making their mutual way to Anderson County.

    That's the number of dollar bills soon to be neatly stacked in the Economic Development Authority's bank account, courtesy of the privately held Industrial Foundation's decision to disband and hand over its dough.

  • Bugs and football, what a weekend

    I haven't had an interesting weekend to write about in a while, but this past one was chock full of entertainment. OK, so maybe not "chock full," but for an old married person like me, it was entertaining.

    At the very least it taught me a few lessons:

    Two Shannons aren't necessarily braver than one

    My friend Shannon and I took Friday evening to enjoy a little "Shannon time." While the hubby was studying back home in Lexington, she and I had dinner and ice cream in Frankfort.