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Today's Opinions

  • Keeping it 'Real'

    I admit being none too happy when I saw the little car with Indiana tags and trailer behind it clogging up the area in front of the gas pumps.

    It was Sunday, I was late getting stuff home for dinner and nearly out of gas, but the cheap thrill of pumping marginally cheaper gas suckered me in, and into the chaos I drove.

  • COLUMN: If Ann comes back, judge, watch out

    If Steve Cornish is feeling haunted lately, I know a likely suspect.

    The way things have been going between the county judge-executive and the Anderson Humane Society, I'm surprised Ann Garrison hasn't exploded from her place in Lawrenceburg Cemetery and planted herself permanently in Cornish's office.

    Decades ago, my mother-in-law founded the local Humane Society on sheer determination. Ann understood our duty as a compassionate society to look out for those among us who are unable to care for themselves.

  • COLUMN: A working stiff at heart

    After a two-month hiatus, I returned to The Anderson News on Monday.

    As is frequently the case when one takes an extended break from work, several colleagues couldn't wait to rib me about returning to the daily grind.

    "Are you surviving your first day back?" asked one colleague at about noon. "Did you have a hard time getting up this morning?" queried another.

  • COLUMN: Judge-executive deserves credit, too

    A quick glance at the editorial pages this week reveals just how unhappy some people are with Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    From his zeal to pass a payroll tax last fall to his recent discussion of charging rent to the Humane Society, Cornish has certainly warranted a fair amount of public scrutiny, not to mention a healthy dose of criticism most weeks from this newspaper. Those issues and others have alienated a good portion of the public and his fiscal court, which consistently challenges him on everything from hiring county employees to setting tax rates.

  • COLUMN: Yes, prudes, I said cornhole

    I was Huck Finn and hamming it up big time.

    The cafeteria/gymnasium/auditorium in my tiny elementary school was packed, and the third-grader in me had no compunctions whatsoever of ad-libbing and ignoring the play's script.

    Giddy and full of myself after upstaging Tom, Becky and Indian Joe, I left the stage and was immediately upbraided by a teacher who said, "Everyone has seen you, Benny, now go sit down."

  • COLUMN: Uniting the world in .08 seconds

    Who knew that the Olympics could be summed up in eight hundredths of a second?

    Somewhere around 11:30 Sunday night (EDT), the members of the U.S. men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team made jaws drop around the nation, if not the world.

    It was a team effort, but Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and even Michael Phelps would probably tell you this one really goes to Jason Lezak.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Official should leave Corns, private land owners alone

    To the editor:

    I am amazed by the comments lately from one of our elected officials, first he bashes the Corn family for speaking up in defense of their business, a business that many in Anderson County frequent.

    Just to refresh everyone's memory, the Corns sold a county employee exactly what he came in and asked for. Then the county wanted to not pay the Corn family because of some kind of internal power struggle going on.

  • LETTER - Fiscal court owes more than money to Corn's Metal Sales

    To the editor:

    This letter is in response to "Fiscal news and notes" which appeared in the July 23 edition of The Anderson News and described purchases made by the county during the Anderson County Fiscal Court's July 15 meeting.