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Letters

  • Thanks for editorial

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition and the Central KY-ASAP Local Board wish to thank Central Kentucky News-Journal for publishing the editorial on Feb. 10 focusing on prescription drug abuse.

    More than 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, about 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

  • Payday lending a viable option

    An entire industry is under siege in Kentucky.

    Special interest groups are lobbying state lawmakers to pass House Bill 182, an ill-conceived and misguided piece of legislation that will destroy Kentucky's payday lending industry while adding to the state's unemployment rolls and increasing the amount of unused retail space.

  • School Board member has his say

    David Hall, a member of the Taylor County School Board, submitted the following as a letter to the editor. Hall wasn’t available for comment for a story about the Tuesday, Feb. 8 Board meeting before press time. Superintendent Roger Cook’s response is included below.

    I didn't lose my voice, but I hadn't found it effective in persuasion inside the executive session as was evidenced by the final 4 to 1 public vote to purchase land at the last Taylor County School Board meeting.

  • Let the pharmacists do it

    Senate Bill 45 will cost us all more money. Here is a solution that would work.

    Pharmacists are one of the most trusted and the most accessible health care provider in Kentucky and in the nation. Pharmacists are also the most underutilized health care professional. We have the education and training to do much more than anyone in state government recognizes.

  • Is common sense contagious?

    I am sure few of your readers may realize that in 31 of the past 35 years, the expenses of our federal government exceeded its revenues. Such data is readily available if one takes time to do the research, but most of us are content to just fuss about deficits and budget balances and let the politicians worry about the big fiscal picture. Trouble is, they obviously haven't been worrying about it. Until lately, that is.

  • Salvation Army thanks

    We would like to thank the community for supporting The Salvation Army 2010 Christmas kettle bell ringing. You may have been one of those willing to weather the rain, snow and cold temperatures to ring our bells, perhaps you remembered us as you passed by the kettles, or maybe you helped get the word out to others or gave us a place to set up our kettles.

    Whatever your contribution, we thank you very much.

  • Cattlemen's Association thanks

    On behalf of the Taylor County Cattlemen's Association, we would like to thank the following businesses for donating door prizes for the association's annual meeting on Feb. 3 at the Taylor County Extension Office:

  • Diabolical Taylor County librarians

    Richard Sheridan once wrote, "A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge! It blossoms through the year!"

    Among the unanticipated blessings of moving to Taylor County almost seven years ago was the faithful, friendly, diligent and diabolical work of our Taylor County Public Library staff.

  • Consider immigration legislation effects

    I would like to comment on the immigration issue and feel that I am qualified to do so I am an immigrant myself, a legal immigrant, that is.

    It has been reported by AP that Republican Senate President David Williams is pushing a proposal that would allow police to arrest illegal immigrants on trespassing charges for setting foot in Kentucky. Williams said that the immigration proposal Senate Republicans are pushing would be similar to a law passed in Arizona that allows police to determine the immigration status of people they detain.

  • March of Dimes thanks

    The 2010 March of Dimes' Green River March for Babies was held at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon on Oct. 23, 2010. Thanks to everyone who formed teams, donated and helped raise $9,450 to improve the health of all babies. We have raised an additional $450 in the two months since the walk, bringing our total for 2010 to $9,900.

    Thanks to our 2010 Ambassador Mother, Heather Farmer, for sharing her daughter Kaleigh's story with the community.