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Today's Opinions

  • Five things your children may not recognize from 1973

    Because I work for an Anderson County institution that has been in operation since the late 1800s, I feel it’s my duty to appreciate the reporters, designers and proofreaders who came before me by taking a trip into The Anderson News archives.  
    I recently got my hands on a bound archive of the paper from 1973, and I realized something.
    Well, two things.

  • Five things your children may not recognize from 1973

    Because I work for an Anderson County institution that has been in operation since the late 1800s, I feel it’s my duty to appreciate the reporters, designers and proofreaders who came before me by taking a trip into The Anderson News archives.  
    I recently got my hands on a bound archive of the paper from 1973, and I realized something.
    Well, two things.

  • Trying to explain the unexplainable

    Good people die nearly every day in Anderson County.
    From age to disease to accidents, people beloved by their friends and families are taken too soon no matter their age, leaving mourners in their wake and questions about why God takes them from our lives.
    Most, through no fault of their own, go largely unnoticed outside of their immediate circle of loved ones. Others, for whatever reason, leave a deeper impression on those around them — not for any tangible reason, just because they do.

  • Visit booth during Kids Festival

    To the editor:
     My name is Mary C. Moore. I am president and founder of End The Cycle, Inc. I was born in Frankfort. This ministry has roots in Frankfort and Lawrenceburg. My very first interview was with a lady named Shannon at The Anderson News a few years back.

  • News Hound needs a name

    To the editor:
    Have you considered naming the hound in the “I Found the Hound” promotion Flash, my personal favorite, or Sherlock or Ghost Rider or something?
    I mean the poor guy needs a name or should just be placed in the pound and remain anonymous.
    I jest, of course, because I would adopt the critter just to give him a name and let him hang out on our front porch to do whatever hounds do.

  • McConnell, GOP letting ‘families go hungry’

    To the editor:
    I am an American, a veteran and a patriot. I truly love my country. However, when I read my country, the richest and most powerful nation on earth, would take food out of our children’s mouths, it fills me with a profound sadness and a very healthy anger. Have we as a nation grown so apathetic that we are content to ignore the working poor? Pretend they don’t exist? Maybe if you just turn your head and close your eyes, they will go away.

  • Liberals, GOP won’t protect you

    To the editor:
    With all due respect to Professor McHugh, his recent defense of Bush II’s foreign policy provokes some questions.
    Who has killed more innocent Americans – Osama bin Laden or Planned Parenthood? What’s the more imminent danger to what we cherish – some tribal warlords on the other side of the planet or ACLU lawyers?
    Why has so much of our blood and treasure been spent on patrolling Iraq’s borders, when our government can’t – or rather won’t – secure our own?

  • Enjoying the fading days of summer

    This Sunday marks the beginning and the end. The autumnal equinox arrives to say goodbye to summer. It has been a remarkable summer. Across the country it was the wettest since 2004.
    Those of us who lost garden plants to flooding need to come up with some solutions. I vote for raised beds.
    Cement blocks, rocks and old barn wood make great raised beds. If you know someone with a sawmill, those outside bark boards are really good, especially if they are cedar trees. The cedar helps repel insects. Mine lasted over 10 years.