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Letters to the Editor 02.25

By The Staff

Hey, Carlson, is Obama the devil or not?

To the editor:

Mr. Carlson;

You have supplied everyone with some needed comments and views about local issues. But you haven’t expressed your opinion openly about our current president on the first page of the editorial section, sir.

[Some of my relatives] have expressed their view, in private, that Barack Obama is the devil incarnate. Mr. Carlson, could you please disabuse them of this quaint notion about our president — about this very bright and well-meaning man?

Jeff Johns


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Education, with a twist

By BEN CARLSON

Gov. Beshear’s visit last week to discuss early childhood education sparked an interesting conversation here in our office.

Granted, no one on either side of this issue pretends to know a fraction of what it really takes to publicly educate a child, and we’re sure this concept certainly would not pass muster with state and federal education czars so deeply invested in the current system.

Instead, the following is more of a “throw it on the wall, see what sticks” sort of scenario, but one that drew raves from some, raspberries from others.


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Blogging is cool; letters are better

By BEN CARLSON

Some newspaper industry wonks say the measure of a paper’s success lies almost exclusively with its bottom line.

Perhaps, but nothing offers a more accurate measure of a newspaper’s health than the letters and correspondence it receives from readers.

Over the past year, this page has gone from one letter a week (if that) to at least several or more in nearly every edition.


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Be prepared for a visit from Pep Le Pew

By Cheryl Steenerson

I know Valentine’s Day is over but love is in the air. You can literally smell it, although, the aroma is not very pleasant.

Pepe’ Le Pew is looking for love now, and that means we need to be alert.

Here on the farm we have to be very alert. Since we currently have eight dogs that roam the hill, we have eight times the chances of getting up close and personal with the all too recognizable skunk.

This very evening, as I typed, we had a too close encounter. Luckily, I got all eight inside in time.


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Come out and support skate park fundraiser

By The Staff

When I decided to join the Lawrenceburg Skate Park committee with my mother in honor of my brother’s memory, I knew I was doing something good for my community and the youth that live here.

However, I did not know where this journey was going to lead me.

I have been amazed at the wonderful people that I have met, the encouragement I have received from friends, family and even people in this community that I did not know before getting involved.


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Letters to the editor

By The Staff

Stimulus plan ‘fundamentally flawed’

To the editor:

I know that our illustrious leaders in Washington have their thoughts on getting control of the economy, but there are a few general flaws that I believe they have overlooked.

I am not an economist and I don’t claim to be, but here are a few things that I feel is wrong with the stimulus bill.

Not addressing the real issue


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Yeah, I’m one of those people

By Shannon Brock

You know those people who love their pets more than anything? The ones who treat Fido and Fluffy like their own flesh and blood? The ones who can relate everything in life back to the cutest thing little Spike did last weekend?

I used to make fun of those people, but now I’m one of them.

Josh and I have had our lovely Lily — a 50-pound, 7-month-old lab — since early November, and I can’t imagine our life without her.

In fact, I had a little taste of that life this past weekend, and I didn’t care for it.


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Notes on the past 366 days

By Shannon Brock

Today marks my 366th day as a reporter with The Anderson News. Because last year was a leap year and all, it’s my one-year anniversary.

Some amazing things have happened to me in the past year, and all those things started when I agreed to take this job. I’ve moved, gotten married, found a new best friend, adopted a dog, met hundreds of wonderful people and written many stories that — at the very least — have been fun for me.


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The ‘Average Joe’s Economic Stimulus Plan’

By The Staff

Are you tired of hearing about the economy? I am, but more than that, I’m tired of hearing all the rhetoric between the various parties involved as they jockey for position and spout how their plan is for the people.

President Obama is seen just about everywhere talking about his plan and the need to pass it and to pass it yesterday, and his fellow Democrats are stepping up to vilify those that have any opposition.


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Don’t hang ’em, bury ’em

By BEN CARLSON

President Obama wants to push part of his $1 trillion so-called stimulus package into infrastructure and I have a terrific place for him to start.

Forget roads and bridges and the rest. Though important, they’re mostly usable.

What isn’t particularly usable (or sensible, for that matter) is the goofy way we all hook up to the electric grid.

If the recent ice storm didn’t convince you of that, I don’t know what will.


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