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Opinion

  • Whether it’s fetching unsweetened tea from Mickey D’s (my wife won’t let me drink sweet tea; she says I’m already too sweet), or meat in the grocery store (no salad stuff, thanks; I only eat things that eat salad) folks love to ask me to predict the outcome of next month’s judge-executive election.

    I have no idea why. Were I able to predict future events, instead of using this keyboard to pound out words I’d be using it to trade stocks and futures while eating pork chops and sipping tea on a tropical island.

  • Staff columnist Shannon Brock says she recently noticed the difference between being in "college shape" and "real world shape."

    For her column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Letter writers Raymond C. Drury and Jackie Robinson each submitted a letter in support of judge-executive candidate Donna Drury.

    Letter writers Brad Martin, Darrell and Shirley Bunch, Ray Woodyard, and Matthew M. McWilliams each submitted a letter in support of Sheriff Troy Young.

    Letter writer Naomi Hedden says newly paved roads are music to her ears.

    For their full letters, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Unaffected is not a word I would normally use to describe myself, but some aspects of this job require me to be just that.

    Take for instance a structure fire Monday night. Sitting at my desk, almost ready to go home, I heard the dispatcher call the fire out on the scanner.

    When packing up my things, I tossed the camera bag over my shoulder thinking I’d get a few photos before I went home.

  • Columnist Cheryl Steenerson provides tips to enjoy apples all winter long.

    For her full column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • General Manager Ben Carlson explains that when it comes to your home, neither a drip nor a drop is beautiful.

    For his full column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Give Conway a chance in November

    To the editor:

    I’m taking this opportunity to thank the many kind people who have opened doors for us during this campaign for the Nov. 2 general election.

    Now I’d like to ask a question: If computers, Facebook, YouTube and Topix could be weighed on the left hand, and experience, common sense, honesty and integrity could be weighed on the right, which hand would get your vote?

    The right hand will get my vote every time. I consider [judge-executive candidate] John Wayne Conway to be that right hand.

  • We get so much information nowadays about staying healthy, some great, life-saving as a matter of fact. But do you ever feel so completely bombarded with so many day-to-day health tips from TV, the internet, magazines and even well-meaning friends, that it seems a bit much?

  • Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting Maralyn Lewis and her mother, Ammiegail Simpson.

    Maralyn is 8 years old with curly red hair, pale skin and a beautiful smile.

    While we talked, I discovered that Maralyn loves watching shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. She also loves to sing and wants to be a singer when grows up so she can buy a house with chandeliers and get her mother a maid.

  • Will someone please quit winding the clock? Time is moving way too fast. It’s almost October, though you couldn’t much tell it by the weather we’re having now.

    I brought out the Old Farmer’s Almanac to see what was forecast for October. On the plus side, it calls for 2.5 inches of rain. Rain showers, mixed with warm and sunny days, make up most of the month. One exciting note for the 21st through the 29th is snow showers. Kind of hard to imagine that right now.

  • Column as I see ’em …

    It’s good to know that in these days of state employees being forced to endure pay cuts couched as furloughs that the governor’s office has the wherewithal to import a nurse from Anderson County to give Steve Beshear his annual flu shot.

    Reports are that last Friday the county’s health director and one of its nurses traveled to Beshear’s office to make sure the flu bug doesn’t bite him.

  • Disc golf group thanks Scouts, sponsors

    To the editor:

    Lawrenceburg’s inaugural PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournament was held Sept. 25, and the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association would like to thank everyone involved in making it a success.

    Thirty-eight golfers participated in the 2010 Autumn Classic tournament, played at both the city and county disc golf courses.

    With this year’s tournament being so successful, plans are to make this tournament an annual event with the Burgoo Festival.

  • How about those sunsets?

    It’s like having our own personal drive-in screen, with a different show every night.

    Fall officially arrives tomorrow and I hope we have some leaves left on the trees. Rain would help.

    I was doing a little math the other day, adding up the recorded rain we’ve had, as recorded by the National Weather Service. They say we’ve had over 23 inches, since the beginning of May. My Oregon Weather Station tells me I’ve had just under 16 inches here on the farm, in the same time period. It’s dry.

  • Did you know that I’m gay?

    Neither did I, but according to an outrageous message board that has gained local notoriety, someone out there has speculated just that.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that — as Jerry Seinfeld so humorously contended on his TV show — but all you single middle-aged men out there will just have to continue on without me. I’m hopelessly heterosexual, married and have no intention of switching teams anytime soon.

  • Voters need to choose better judge-executive

    To the editor:

    Where is our county’s government?

    I am curious to know where our governing body has been during the alleged inappropriate conduct that has occurred in the county judge-executive’s office and the county road department office.

  • During the NFL season, I might as well have split personalities.

    My husband introduced me to fantasy football two seasons ago, and I’ve been in love ever since. (Those of you who keep up with this column on a regular basis know this.)

    However, because of my extremely competitive nature, my mood tends to change a lot from September to February.

    I’m an exceptionally happy winner, but the oh-so-sorest of losers.

    We’ve joined two leagues this year and the first week of the season, my teams went 0-2.

  • What the heck is it with you dot-edu types who keep bashing me over the head for a short blurb about the local library’s finances in my editorial a few weeks ago?

    The Sept. 1 letters to the editor featured a scathing rebuke of the blurb from a local grade school teacher who doubles as the library board’s secretary.

    This week’s featured letter from Russell Barnett — he of a dot-edu e-mail address, too — does more of the same, including a demand that I suspend myself as editor.

  • Carlson should suspend himself for editorials on library, teacher

    To the editor:

    Call them as I see them. Many of your editorials are prefaced with this motto, but your editorials on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 bring into question what you see.

  • Forty-eight days.

    Not counting today, that is the exact number of days left until the general election Nov. 2.

    Voters have 48 days to make up their minds about who to vote for, and those running for office have 48 days to get their messages to the masses.

    Here at The Anderson News, we’ve come up with a way to kill both of these birds with one stone — our website.

  • I was looking at some pictures my cousin sent the other day, while waiting for the weather radar to download on my computer.

    Here I was wishing for rain on the farm when it dawned on me that the only grass my young cousin has to enjoy in Chicago was the little strip between the sidewalk and the street. We just don’t know how lucky we are to live here in Kentucky.

    We did get a little rain. Now maybe we can dig with something less than a pick ax.