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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 6.3

    Library director clarifies budget process

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News’ May 27 edition contained both an article and the editorial in which the Anderson Public Library’s 2009-10 budget was a topic.

    I would like to thank you for allowing me to address questions and comments from those printed items.

  • COLUMN: Let them speak!

    Keeping a positive attitude in our current day and age is a priority for me. I try to be a positive person and surround myself with things that make me happy. Still, there are things that rub me the wrong way, and I’ve decided to address a couple of those this week. We’ll call them “Things I don’t understand.”

  • EDITORIAL: Committee misses mark on pit bulls

    Hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.

    We warned a couple of weeks ago about the danger of allowing non-elected people to draft legislation.

    When it met Thursday afternoon, the committee appointed to craft a dog ordinance did what we expected: it dropped any reference of pit bulls from the ordinance and stripped it of any chance it had of making a real change.

    What is left is something that will likely mirror the city of Lawrenceburg’s ordinance and give pit bulls the ability to strike first before anything is done to contain them.

  • COLUMN: Celebrate ‘Adopt a Cat Month’ with a kitten or maybe two

    The Anderson Humane Society is celebrating Adopt a Cat Month with the American Humane Association and all animal organizations across the United States.

    The purpose of this special month is to locate more homes for shelter cats. This is the perfect time to promote cat adoptions since the spring and summer months typically bring a surge of cats to the nation’s shelters.

  • COLUMN: ‘Free to good home’ usually ends badly

    Most people have good intentions when they advertise a cat or dog as “free to good home.”

    They care what happens to the animal all they want to do is find a nice family that is willing to give the pet a loving, responsible home. The tragedy occurs when the animal is mistakenly put into a situation where it is neglected, abandoned, abused or even sold for lab experimentation.

    Sadly, this sort of thing happens thousands of times each day across America.

    What can happen to a pet that is given free to a casual, uncommitted owner?

  • EDITORIAL: More clarity needed in health, library budgets

    It would have been hard to blame magistrates had they voted against instead of for budgets presented by library and health officials at last Wednesday’s fiscal court meeting.

    Actually, those budgets weren’t presented by officials from those agencies because they didn’t even bother to show up.

    Health Director Brandon Hurley was there, but not until he was summoned by the judge-executive after magistrates found a typo in the budget.

  • COLUMN: Strawberries a multi-purpose fruit

    Quick, name the only fruit with the seeds on the outside. They’re ripening right now and I’m eating them right now on my cereal. It’s a member of the rose family and it was a symbol for Venus, Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and red color. It’s the strawberry.

    Man, they are so good. Strawberries ripen on the vine and not after so be sure you let it get just right before you pick. How do you know it’s ripe? It pops when you pluck it and it’s not a tough pull from the vine. Leave the green cap on it until you’re ready to eat.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.27

    Little League thankful for support

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Little League Board would like to take the opportunity to express gratitude to the parents, the managers and coaches, the 83 sponsors and the over 100 volunteers who have made the 2009 Little League baseball season a great experience for the youth of Anderson County.