• Thankful for Boot Drive


    To the editor:

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Anderson County Ad Hoc Committee for CASA held its annual Boot Drive April 4.

    Thanks to city firefighters Katherine Read, Michaela McCane, Morgan Penn, Tim Read, Theresa Fannin, T.J. Hannah and Allen Davenport, we doubled the money we raised last year.

  • Hats off to Lawrenceburg employees

    To the editor:

    Our city employees were out in last Thursday night’s terrible storm since 9:30 and were still out at 3:30 a.m. to repair a broken water pipe on Ripy Street.

    I’m so very thankful for these dedicated individuals. Instead of being home with their families in a nice warm dry bed, they were out making sure others will have water for showers in the morning.

    It was dangerous for them out there with torrential rain, 40 to 60 mph winds and lightning.

    I can’t say enough good about our city employees.

  • Spending, with no common sense

    To the editor:

    America has sank into a quagmire of debt and depravity.

    Our founding fathers enacted two safeguards to prevent incompetence and long-term corruption in Congress. Consequently, representatives are reelected every two years so that voters can fire incumbents that mishandle tax dollars, and the press is expected to report all corrupt or incompetent departures from frugality.

    The two measures have evolved to ineffectiveness.

  • Newspaper doing what it should

    To the editor:

    I meant to write this letter before now.

    I want to welcome Ben Carlson back to the role of publisher/editor of The Anderson News.

    Under his leadership the paper is more than a source of information about local happenings, though that is important enough.

  • Fire department thanked for helping Sand Spring Baptist

    To the editor:

    I want to say a big thank you to the members of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department who came out Tuesday to sweep water out of our church after a water pipe froze and burst, covering our atrium with several inches of water. 

    At least 10 young men showed up with squeegees and helped get the water out of our building. Their quick response and diligent work spared us from having severe damage to our building.

    I appreciate the dedication of these young men and am very grateful for their efforts.


    A reminder of why we love to come home

    To the editor:

    There is something to be said about a small town. No one-way streets or honking cars at red lights. Old Main Street buildings collecting the town’s history revealing their secrets in the layers of paint and traces of old business signs faded on the sides of the building.

    Yes, there is something to be said about a small town where the store owners know not only their customers but their parents, children and grandchildren.

  • Newspaper’s Gator-hater owes child apology

    To the editor:

    Returning from a weeklong business trip I usually find pleasure in my local newspapers article(s) to catch up.

    In the snowman contest (page A11, Jan. 28) bottom center Adison Carrico built a snowman that had a Gator hat on it.

    It made me smile because the kids were having fun outside making snowmen. Then I started reading the captions below the photos.

    The caption below Adison's photo was seeded in a bullying manner that if asked, Adison probably didn't feel good about.

  • Those responsible for fiscal court deficit should fix it

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to a couple of things in the fiscal court story in the Jan. 21 edition of the paper.

    First of all, I am sure everyone was as shocked as I was at the news Anderson County might be facing a $400,000 deficit. Blaming the recycling center, etc., does not get the bills paid.  The number one priority should be, "What are we going to do to balance the budget?"

  • Obama trying to purchase unearned legacy

    To the editor:

    In 2009, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor that he had not earned. Since then, his bland descriptions of evildoers have confounded Republicans and related pundits. They probed too deeply. He is simply trying to earn the honor.


    Hoping new fiscal court can fix old one’s ‘dumb’ recycling mistakes

    To the editor:

    This letter is aimed directly at the recycling blunder of the fiscal court.

    But first, let me pull my foot out of my own mouth. I was and still am an open supporter of the recycling project proposed by the fiscal court, and if I said it once I’ll say it a thousand times: recycling will work but only if managed right.