• Tax bills different here

     To the editor:

    I moved to Lawrenceburg from West Virginia this year.

    I was surprised when I received my tax bill last week, not in the amount but in the process of paying.

    In West Virginia, we had the option to pay one half of the tax due then pay the remaining one half six months later with no penalty.

    Here it’s all due at once and at year-end when other annual spending is done.

    Delford Chaffin


  • Are drugs and alcohol hiding in your home?

     To the editor:

  • Support needed for adult education

    I am writing to encourage the Anderson County community to support adult education, an investment in America’s future.

    I want to let the citizens of Anderson County know that the week of Sept. 24 to 30 is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

    The Adult Education Program in our community is located on the campus of Bluegrass Community College here in Lawrenceburg.

  • Class of ’77 thanked for generosity

     To the editor:

    On Saturday, Sept. 16 the Anderson County High School class of 1977 held its 40-year reunion, attended by about 30 graduates.

    These folks unselfishly took it upon themselves to collect among those present a cash contribution to the Anderson County Scholarship Fund.

  • Legislature should stop funding its pension

    To the editor:
    Let me address your statement in your last editorial that retired teachers/state employees were not the only ones getting ripped off.
    Your implication is that the taxpayers have or will be ripped off by paying the pension funds that are owed to retirees.

  • Wright’s guest column a ‘slap in the face’

    To the editor:
    I’ve just finished reading the guest column written by James Wright in last week’s paper, calling for the removal of the Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse.
    I consider it a slap in the face to all Anderson County.
    First of all, there is no racial divide in our county. We do not consider each other whites, blacks or any other color. We are Americans and we show each other the respect that we each deserve.

  • Fire district tax increase ‘disappointing’

    To the editor:
    I have followed the story of the Anderson County Fire Protection District’s efforts to raise taxes since it was first published in The Anderson News.
    I appreciate the desire and willingness of the volunteers involved with the fire district to help others in the community. I wish to appeal to that desire in asking that the ACFPD reconsider its decision to raise taxes to the maximum allowable rate per Kentucky law.

  • Drury’s claim about cockroaches ‘appalling’

    To the editor:
    I am concerned about the article on the front page of last week’s paper that reported [school board chairperson] Donna Drury saying that she had a roach fall on her head during a visit to Saffell Street Elementary School.
    I assume the goal of this announcement was to get the board of education members to vote in the latest tax increase.
    This was an appalling way to get the job done.

  • ‘Peasants’ should recall fire tax

    To the editor:

    The following is from the Declaration of Independence:

    “To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. For imposing Taxes on us without our  


    If you haven’t studied the Declaration of Independence, you need to.

  • Carlson’s writing ‘tactful, refreshing’

    To the editor:

    My family moved to Anderson County from Arkansas  

    about a year ago and we are enjoying the community and the local paper (and the weather!).

    Editor Ben Carlson is a talented writer and his tactful way of expressing his opinions is refreshing. I look forward to my future editions of The Anderson News.

    Michael Handiboe