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Letters

  • Congress must act quickly

    For months, farmers across the country have been keeping a watchful eye as the events surrounding the passage of the pending Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama unfold. Unfortunately, it seems every piece of positive news is met by two steps in the wrong direction.

  • Support Kentucky's children

    In the news lately there has been a rash of child drownings that caused me to remember a prayer I clipped from the Old Louisville Times in 1966. I have files of newspaper clippings and magazines, and quotes from writers of books, something that will cause my children to gasp at when they find them someday. I thought some of your readers might find the prayer as beautiful as I did.

  • Those pesky ants

    I called on a customer just off I-75 the other day. He followed me out to the parking area beside the store. There, I noticed a couple of large anthills.
    "I've tried just about everything I know to get rid of these ants," said my customer. "I even put grits on them." For a second, I thought he had said he put grits on the ants, but you'd have to be a little touched to do something like that, and my customer is without doubt of sound mind.

  • TCHS project graduation thanks

    The Taylor County High School Class of 2011 Project Graduation was a success this year due to the generous donations and support from our community. This event allowed the graduating class to celebrate their accomplishment together in a safe and drug-free environment, with games, food and prizes.

    On behalf of the Taylor County High School PTSO, senior parents and TCHS Class of 2011, we would like to thank the following businesses, churches, organizations and individuals that donated or contributed to the Taylor County High School Project Graduation:

  • First Church of God thanks

    As youth sponsor of the Campbellsville First Church of God, I'd like to express sincere thanks to Kirby Cox and Coca Cola for the banners to advertise the back to school bash that provided an evening of entertainment, food and school supplies for more than 90 children.

    Appreciation is expressed to McDonald's who donated coupons for 20 fruit smoothies that were given as door prizes. Thanks to the Big Dawg 99.9 radio station, the Central Kentucky News-Journal and persons who distributed flyers advertising the event.

  • Our compliments

    In regard to the story "A blast from the Past" published on July 28:

    Our compliments to you for hiring and helping to further train young people like Ellen Hittson. She was an absolute joy during the interview, and her finished article certainly captured the closeness and friendships that have lasted for years.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County provided such a safe, loving base for our lives, and it is certainly rewarding to see opportunities continuing to be given to young people in the forming of their futures. Kudos to you.

  • Superintendent's comment

    This is in response to Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook's comments in the Thursday, July 28 News-Journal:

    A reader asks about the toys setting out at the Taylor County Elementary School, rusting away. Roger Cook's comment was: "Looks like it."

    If I recall, it was just a couple of years ago that Cook was telling how Taylor County Schools were financially broke, and that a nickel tax needed to be enforced on the taxpayers of Taylor County so that we could build and have the best schools around.

  • What's justice about that?

    I read the code of ethics and this subject pertains to that. We all have read the paper or even a police report that the details are either not all there or they have thrown in something that you think, "Where did that come from?" We depend on others to get our information correctly.

    Those who write reports and take down notes should realize how they can affect other people's lives. Whether it be for insurance purposes or for court, it can make a difference.

  • FOP thanks

    The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 would like to thank the following individuals, churches and businesses listed for their support in providing funds for Shop With a Cop, which provided school supplies for 20 children of the Campbellsville and Taylor County school districts:

  • Celebrate Girl Scouts

    This year begins a special two-year celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts, from 1912 to 2012.

    There will be new programs and activities offered, along with new forms of scouting and troops. Changes are taking place to make Girl Scouts better and more accessible to girls everywhere. As part of the 100-year celebration, we would like to hear from former Girl Scouts. We would love to hear about your scouting experience.