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Opinion

  • 'I can't beat the city' on wooden crosses

    To the editor:

    My dad and uncle’s wooden cross meant so much to my family that I have been battling the city for almost four months to keep it up in the cemetery.

    I’m sure the people in the community are tired of hearing about it.

    I have realized now I can’t beat the city. The city has won this fight.

  • Happy September. Is it me, or is everyone else feeling fall in the air? Doesn’t it seem just a tid bit early?

    We were talking at the library the other day and someone had noticed the nuts dropping already. My friend Jane said the squirrels were just gobbling them up. You know what that means?

  • Swine flu, the flu and cold season. They’re all scary things to even think about and dread. Winter and fall are two great seasons, but the one thing that makes them bad is the flu and colds.

    The flu can turn deadly if not taken care of, as can a simple cold. That’s all the more reason to remind ourselves of how to stay away from them.

  • Want to know a dirty little secret?

    People who live in bedroom communities are eventually taxed to death — unless they leave before they die.

    That fate can be foiled, but only if that bedroom community wakes up in time to realize that adding an economic development base to its mix can stave off its demise.

  • Screaming for government to be fair is sometimes no different than one sibling quibbling with another over who takes the first bath.

    Eventually, everyone gets a good soaking.

    Soaked is likely what everyone who owns a septic tank will eventually get, thanks to a crowd of about 50 people who voiced their displeasure during last Wednesday’s board of health meeting.

  • This American will not stand for socialism

    To the editor:

    I offer the following points about the ongoing debate over government-run health care:

    1. Where in our Constitution does it state that health care is a right or that the federal government is ordained to force health care upon the populace without its consent?

    2. The Canadian health care system is on the verge of bankruptcy, following our own in Massachusetts and California government run health care plans, which are billions of dollars in the red.

  • It’s frightening, really, that the board of health apparently never even considered the tax-base ramifications of building its new $2.1 million health department next door to Wal-Mart.

    That decision forever eliminates yet another piece of prime commercial real estate from the property tax rolls, a practice of public agencies here that is all too common and needs to stop.

  • Well, the garden’s harvest is winding down for many.

    Folks are stocking the pantry with all the freshness of summer that can be done.

    Those of you with herb gardens need to step it up. The herbs are stronger before they go to flower.

  • Just because my husband is six months younger than me doesn’t mean I’m robbing the cradle — even though it might look that way.

    Let me explain.

    On Sunday, Josh and I were enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home watching TV (I’m sure it was something sports related), when our doorbell rang.

    Our doorbell never rings. We almost never have unexpected visitors. We’re usually peering out the windows in anticipation of our guests arriving.

    Anyway, the doorbell rang, and Josh answered the door.

  • Column as I see ’em ...

    At first blush it was easy to be outraged at the very idea that the school board is considering for a 5.25 percent increase to the tax rate.

    In times like these? When unemployment stands at 10 percent locally and people are being foreclosed on at a record rate?

  • As humans, we had our shot at being perfect, but Adam and Eve blew that in the garden, and we’ve all been making mistakes ever since.

    Michael Vick is no exception. Vick, who bankrolled a dog-fighting operation, made several big mistakes, and for those mistakes he was punished through our country’s court system and through the National Football League, by which he was employed.

    His complete reinstatement is still pending, even though the Philadelphia Eagles signed him last week. (Should he be reinstated, he will play for the Eagles.)

  • Cemetery ordinance serves responsible purpose

    To the editor,

    Over the past two weeks I have been following the controversy over the wooden crosses in the Lawrenceburg City Cemetery. I do not wish to be insensitive to this family or their situation. However, they are looking at this from a very emotional perspective (which is to be expected). We as a community should be looking at this from a factual perspective.

  • Awww, the sun is going down sooner. You know what that means? Summer is ending. On the bright side, the sun doesn’t glare right in on you when you’re driving home. There is an up side to everything. Sometimes you have to look really hard though. I’m trying to find the bright side to a spider bite right now.

  • Man’s best friend, maybe, then again maybe not. The park and dogs just seem not to mix apparently. Dogs are great, until they hurt someone or cause a problem that is.

    Dogs mean different things to different people. Some say a dog is like a member of their family, others however say it’s just a dog, nothing special about it. How you see it determines your view on a dog ordinance.

  • There are certain moments when all the world feels right.

    Like when your dad sees your new house for the first time. He puts his arm around your shoulders, and even though he doesn’t say much, you just know he’s proud of you.

    Or when you go out to dinner with all of your friends, and you’re perfectly content to just sit back, smile and take in the others’ conversations because evenings like that are too few and far between.

  • Did you see that full moon last week? I sat on the porch to watch the huge ball of orange rise above the tree tops. What a sight. Spanky and Tiller nuzzled up to join me, but kept their eyes on the rabbits playing in the grass.

    The moon rise wasn’t enough action for them. With one word they were off and running after the rabbits. Fear not, the rabbits made a clean getaway; it’s the chase the dogs enjoy.

  • Paper right on DUIs, city wrong on crosses

    To the editor:

    There are a few things I’d like to get off my chest. First off, about the dentist and his [alleged] DUIs.

    Thank you, Anderson News, for giving me the heads up on this dentist. This is coming from a mother of two little ones who is trying to find a good local dentist to take her family to.

    Instead of complaining, maybe you people should be thanking God that he didn’t kill himself or someone else.

  • Confusion, yeah you could say that, but worry? No.

    Walking into that intimidating, huge building certainly seemed like a task. The high school itself and the added freshman center are big. Taking a deep breath and walking nervously into the new school was all I could do, it seemed like, Tuesday morning.

  • As the nation churns over health care reform, those of us living in Congressman Ben Chandler’s district apparently aren’t going to be able to ask his thoughts on the divisive issue.

    I mentioned last week that Chandler has no town hall meetings scheduled during his August recess. It’s hard to blame him because his fellow democrats in Congress are getting shouted out of their own town hall meetings by people not ready to allow government to take over so much of nation’s healthcare.

  • Column as I see ’em ...

    When word gets around that the police are giving people a 10 mph break in a 55 zone, people will drive 65.

    When they learn that they can fudge certain portions on their tax return, people will cheat.

    When parents don’t enforce a curfew, children will be delinquents.

    And when they learn that the rules at Lawrenceburg Cemetery aren’t enforced, people will break them.

    That’s the trouble with rules. Unless they are consistently enforced, they might as well be suggestions.