• 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


  • The Anderson News proving newspapers still have a pulse

    To the editor:

    I’m a resident of Frankfort and a regular reader of your paper.

    Those who have proclaimed the death of print journalism need to start reading small-town papers. You are maintaining the faint pulse of a sickly body.

    I like your commitment to local stories; it’s a welcome relief from the national coverage.

    Tip O’Neill’s theory that “all politics is local” is spot on. [Editor Ben Carlson’s] style reminds me of Mike Royko, one of my favorite columnists.

  • Writer wrong about faith columnist

    To the editor:

    When I opened Aug. 2 edition of The Anderson News, I was shocked and more than a little dismayed to read the letter to the editor headlined “Columnist’s condemnations drive away non-believers.”

    The columnist referred to here is me. I can tell you in all sincerity that condemnation of anybody is not nor ever would be my agenda. My job is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the old preachers said before he can preach the love, grace and forgiveness of Christ, he had to preach the law, judgment and repentance.”

  • Columnist’s condemnations drive away non-believers

    To the editor:

    Two things captured my immediate attention as I read church page columnist Gary Thompson’s piece in the July 5 edition of The Anderson News.

    One is quite true as he expressed a personal fear: “My fear is that I come across as being only negative or admonishing.” That is actually true as each week if I were an unbeliever and not a believer in Jesus Christ, I would walk away with a feeling of condemnation following the readings.  

  • Carter dealing in alternative facts

    In her column last week, Teri Carter claimed to provide facts about former president Obama’s eight years in office.

    Instead, she provides mostly just her opinion, along with alternative facts. mostly opinion and/or alternative facts.

    Here are the real facts.

    The Dow

    The Dow was at 7,949 at the end of day on Obama’s inauguration. It closed at 19,804 on his last full day in office. That is not tripled.

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