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Letters

  • Finish projects before starting others

    I recently read in the News-Journal that the city of Campbellsville leaders have voted to spend over $1 million to purchase property to be used at a later date to build a sports complex. Only two weeks prior the question was posed to these same leaders as to why the lights on the KY 210 Bypass had not been replaced.

    Their answer was that the contract with the company that did the work on the Bypass did not require the lights to be installed. They also stated that the city did not have the money to replace the lights at this time.

  • Couple will miss friends in Campbellsville

    We moved to Campbellsville in 1954 and opened Winn’s Store for Men. We have had 57 wonderful years here.
    We will be moving to 1206 Melanie Court in Lawrenceburg, to be close to our family, Julie and Jeff Eaton.
    We have always enjoyed the News-Journal and will continue to subscribe so we can keep up with our Campbellsville friends. Campbellsville has been good to us, so thanks for the memories.

    Mary Alice and Ted Winn
    Lawrenceburg

  • Reader not pleased with obituary policy

    When my father passed away, the CKNJ charged $75 for an obituary and picture. The Columbia and Greensburg papers were free. I called the CKNJ to put an “in memory” picture of my father in the paper, and was told it would be $20 to $30.
    This got me curious on charges since my nephew married and his announcement was free. I called the CKNJ and it’s also free to put a wedding picture and the write up on the wedding.

  • Mannsville residents seek help to avoid closure of post office

    Please help Mannsville save its post office. Anyone can sign the petition at Mannsville Sash & Door, or Penn’s Store or write to the post office. Mannsville is on the list to lose its post office, and there is special need there.

    The many Amish living there still use horse and buggy and do not have electricity due to their religious beliefs.

    Therefore, they do not have Internet access, nor do they own automobiles to travel over 25 miles round trip to Campbellsville, which is the nearest post office.

  • Thanks to caring store employee

    On Wednesday, Oct. 5, my 24-year-old niece went to the Kroger pharmacy in the Green River Plaza with her grandmother to get their annual flu shot.
    After receiving the shot, my niece shopped for a few minutes and then suddenly became ill. She almost passed out as her sugar level dropped dangerously low.

  • Safe disposal of medications could save lives

    Each year in the United States, more than 71,000 children age 18 and younger are seen in emergency rooms for unintentional overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
    Teens are abusing prescription drugs because they believe the myth that these drugs provide a medically safe high. More than three in five teens say prescription pain relievers are easy to get from parents’ medicine cabinets.

  • Nominate a state employee for Ambassador Award

    As governor, I am amazed time and again at the fortitude, work ethic and professionalism our state employees exhibit. Through budget cuts and the demand to do more with less, they continue to rise to the top and work to serve others.
    Every state employee should be proud of the role they play in meeting the needs of so many Kentuckians across the Commonwealth with professionalism, consistency and pride. I could not run state government without them. I am constantly reminded of the great job they do as Jane and I travel the state.

  • Recylcing trailer thanks

    On behalf of the students and staff of Taylor County Elementary School, I would like to publicly thank Magistrate Ed Gorin.
    Gorin helped provide TCES with our very own recycling trailer. This recycling trailer will allow our school to forge ahead in recycling and promoting environmental awareness among our students.
    Being such a large school, we will provide a positive when thinking of the amount of recyclable material we can collect.
    We urge anyone interested to come by the school to see our new trailer located behind the cafeteria.

  • Distinguished Young Woman leaders show appreciation

    On Aug. 27, 19 of our community’s most outstanding girls competed for more than $13,000 in cash scholarships and more than $70,000 in college-offered scholarships.
    We are all very pleased that Kimberly O’Brien was named our first Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

  • Woman appreciates man's respect

    My name is Wanda Cash Perkins and I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to a total stranger. I sure hope he reads the CKNJ.

    My aunt, Maxine Phillips, passed away a few weeks ago and we were on our way to the Memorial Gardens cemetery in Campbellsville.

    As we were crossing the intersection at Broadway and Columbia Road, we noticed several people were driving slower and some had pulled to the side of the road to show their respect. Although it is not a law that this be done, there are still a lot of people that do it.