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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Let's grab our share if Harley shows up

    Opportunity is likely to knock fairly soon on Anderson County’s door. It will be interesting to see if we, as a community, are willing to let it in.

    By now most of you know that Harley-Davidson is considering moving its manufacturing operations from York, Pa., to Shelbyville. That move would create a reported 2,000 jobs there and give Shelbyville one heck of a shot in the arm.

  • EDITORIAL: Saving Hilltop was incredible

    By all rights, Hilltop Plaza should be nothing more than a pile of charred remains.

    The fire that tragically ruined two businesses and killed dozens of animals could have, heck should have, been much worse.

    When our reporter arrived minutes after the fire was called out, smoke was already billowing from the building’s rafters. Given that strip malls are rivaled in short burning time only by trailers, it appeared to be a goner.

    But thanks for city and county firefighters, that isn’t the case.

  • EDITORIAL: Skate park committee shares valuable lesson

    Ground was broken Monday night, and not just for a new skateboard park.

    Those who achieved what appeared for years to be an impossible dream did more than turn over a ceremonial shovel of dirt. They also provided a blueprint for those who carp and whine incessantly about things they want but have no motivation to get.

    Nary a day goes by that someone or some group doesn’t complain about the lack of amenities in Anderson County, most notably a swimming facility.

  • 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.