• Hoping Janie enjoys retirement

    The June 3 edition of The Anderson News we received in our mailbox was different. John Herndon and Don White, two people I truly respect, gave lengthy tributes to someone I had only met in passing. Being from Ohio and arriving in Kentucky when I was 25 in 1977, I thought Kentucky was backward.

    Backward came to be a word I thought differently about as the years rolled by. Now I know how fortunate I am to be in this commonwealth with its traditions, and to have had the pleasure to read each week what is printed in The Anderson News.

  • Editor should consider the source

    To the editor:

    The following is in response to a letter last week by C.J. Adams of Lexington.

    Well “Mr. small-time editor,” I personally think that you are a big-time guy so let the personal attacks go and consider the source.

    The author apparently chose not to call you to discuss some of his misinformed facts, which is usually the case from those (cowards) who choose to hide behind a poison pen.

  • Carlson a real ‘Debbie Downer’

    To the editor:

    I am an out-of-towner, but I visit my sister in Lawrenceburg frequently, such a nice town. I read The Anderson News regularly, have been following the news about your recycling program, and have read just about enough of the bad publicity, I think all brought on by the “Column as I see ’em” small town editor. If I see the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” cost for recycling used one more time as a scare tactic to make the community think recycling is too expensive, I think I’m just going to pop.

  • Baseball coach was blessing

    To the editor:

    I want to take a second to thank a man in the Anderson community for what he did in making me a man.

    John Halvachs was not just my high school baseball coach but a friend, like a father, and most importantly someone who believed in me. Even 20 years after graduation he continues to care for me and tell me he is proud of me. I know I am not the only one he has touched. He was a blessing to many baseball players in 1994 as being hired as baseball coach of the Anderson Batcats.

  • Sandbox 'disgusting'

    To the editor:

    The [above] sandbox in the county is disgusting and it has looked like this for years.
    During every visit with my son there’s a battle over that nauseating thing.
    If the county doesn’t want to put sand in it, take the darn thing out!
    Brandissa Michelotti Tackett

  • Project Graduation a worthwhile cause

    To the editor:

    First and foremost, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each business, individual or group that has eagerly contributed to the 2015 Project Graduation Event.

    If you have contributed in the past and have not been contacted this year for a contribution, we apologize and would like to take this opportunity to appeal to our community to help with the costs associated with this event.

    Project Graduation is funded entirely by donations and is coordinated by a group of parents of the 2015 graduating class.

  • EMTs, paramedics deserve praise

    To the editor:

    I want to call attention to the members of Anderson County Emergency Medical Services who, day in and out, are available to answer the call to help aid and assist the citizens of this county in their times of acute injury, illness or any crisis.

    They are trained to meet any and all medical emergencies and to transport the injured, ill and those in need to hospitals for life-saving care.

  • Parking lot fracas not true representative of congregation

    Last week’s edition of The Anderson News carried a front page article about a fracas of some sort on the parking lot of First Baptist Church.

    The altercation occurred in connection with a basketball game held in the church’s gym. It was a very unfortunate event. News though it may be, I agree with the church’s pastor who questioned whether the story deserved front-page coverage, though I realize my judgment is that of a fellow pastor not a newsman.

  • Suspicious of increased water bills

    I’ve heard similar complaints from others, so I’m going to vent for a moment.

    My wife and I have lived in the same house for over 10 years. Our water bill (South Anderson) has been consistent each month since we’ve lived here. Sure, there was the occasional summer month where we’d water the yard during a drought here and there but generally from month to month they charged us for roughly 3,000 gallons of water for our household. It was almost like clockwork. We just knew what our charges would be each month.

  • Christians: Let’s unite in prayer

    To the editor:

    This letter is for all of the Christians in Anderson County.

    As the New York Daily News hit the stands, its editorial pages had been stripped of the scheduled copy and, instead, the newspaper published the Lord’s Prayer.