• Needs of the students being overlooked

    I have always been a supporter of good education and proper training of our children. I have been much disappointed of late in our school system and some of those who are running it. I am speaking of the Campbellsville System.

    It seems that the real needs of the students are being overlooked, except by a few really dedicated teachers. All of our funds are being placed more on sports and the cliques they create than on the assurance of good education. Counselors seem less concerned with some and are failing the real needs of those who need it most.

  • Hiestand House thanks

    The Hiestand House-Taylor County Museum's Golf Scramble was a success, raising funds for the servants' quarters.

  • Great medical care

    Blessings on Taylor Regional Hospital and the medical profession in our community. Last week during my rotation as TRH Chaplain, I needed medical attention myself.

    We should all be grateful for the medical education, training and experience of our local physicians. Thanks to them, I'll be able to do my next chaplain's service in October.

    Robert S. Clark, M.Div., Ed.D.


  • Health fair a good deal

    I want to thank Taylor Regional Hospital, all of the health care providers and anyone else involved with the health screenings at Taylor County Middle School on June 11.

    My wife and I took advantage of the blood work offered for $12. Though we have medical insurance, we still saved considerably over the normal cost of having such work completed. For those without health insurance and, perhaps, without a job, the screenings were quite likely a godsend.

  • Tourism thanks

    A very special thanks goes out to the Taylor County Tourism office for showcasing Campbellsville and Taylor County to the Southern Divisional Team Bass Tournament.

    I had the great pleasure of meeting most of the fishermen and their families during their stay here at beautiful Green River Lake. Our community got a great economic uplift while these families were here. Hopefully this will lead to many more opportunities for our business community to cash in on what we have to offer our tourists when they come to town.

  • CHS Class of 2011 thanks

    Local businesses and community support has once again provided a safe environment for the Campbellsville High School Class of 2011 to celebrate graduation night. More than 90 percent of the graduating class returned to enjoy games, food, comedy stage hypnosis by Mark Comley and an auction led by Ronnie and Hunter Yates.    

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 2011 parents and students would like to thank the following businesses, churches and friends of the community who showed their support and generously donated to Project Graduation.

  • A reminder for Father's Day

    With Father's Day approaching, I remembered a speech I heard a man make about child raising. To me, it rings so true. Occasionally, dads and grandfathers need a reminder. I was able to get a copy of his speech. Here is what he had to say.

    "I remember when my two were 5 and 7 then. Just the ages when their daddy means everything to them. I wished that I could have spent more time with my kids, but I was too busy working after all. I wanted to give them all the things I never had when I was growing up.

  • Gratitude for our military men and women

    Memorial Day is a day to remember our fallen soldiers who have sacrificed so much for their country. Since the last decade alone there have been at least 6,006 reported casualties among men and women fighting the battle on terrorism.

  • Where have the years gone?

    CKNJ's May 23 issue with Section A's back page featuring Downtown Campbellsville Explore Discover Connect Downtown Business Association makes me wonder where the years have gone. How well I remember downtown looking exactly as the picture shown. Many times after services at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on North Columbia and North on Second street, which is now our public library, my mom and I would have lunch at Puryear's Coffee Shop, a plate lunch for 35 cents.

  • Seeking 'Everyday hero' nominees

    I'm currently accepting nominees for the next installment of the "Kentucky's Everyday Heroes" book series, third volume. The criterion is: A living Kentuckian who has overcome extreme personal challenges and/or has given of themselves in a noble and sacrificial way. Their lives serve as examples to inspire others to greater acts of character.

    The nominee would be considered "ordinary," mostly only known to people in their communities, but will have an "extraordinary" lasting impact.