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Letters

  • Support pro life

    Each January, we remember with sadness the day the Supreme Court handed down legislation that legalized abortion on demand in the historic cases known as Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

    Since then almost 56 million human babies have been brutally killed, torn apart limb by limb with surgical tools. Today and every day in the United States, more than 3,000 babies will be deprived of their right to life as they are murdered in their mother’s womb.

  • City responds to EMS letter

    The mission of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Emergency Medical Service and the Campbellsville Police CPD Communications Center, E-911, is to provide prompt and technically competent emergency medical service to the citizens and visitors of Campbellsville and Taylor County. The women and men who serve in this capacity live up to their mission every day.

  • Reader not pleased with EMS

    My name is Danny Sprowles. On Dec. 28, I was awakened by my wife, who couldn’t breathe. I called 911 and gave my address and the call went to Taylor County Rescue Squad. They transferred me to Lexington then to LaRue County, who sent an ambulance.

    My wife died. I live on the LaRue County line, nine-tenths of a mile over the line. So if you have an emergency, don’t depend on them to go to the county your house is in.

  • Can God exist?

    In the wake of yet another school shooting, several questions are being asked.

    Are current gun laws adequate? Shouldn't clues of the perpetrator's intentions have been noticed by family and friends? Are our schools' security policies adequate?

    But some ask, "Does God even exist?"

    After all, if God is a righteous and loving God, how could he allow something as heinous as the murder of innocent children?

  • Adanta reminds public that mental health help is available

    In the moment and the aftermath of the most horrific tragedy involving innocent children and their teachers last week in Connecticut, my heart is saddened, as I am sure our community members’ hearts are. The Adanta Group Community Mental Health Center offers our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims and the entire community of Newtown, Conn.

  • Citizen appreciates Christmas program

    I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to say a big thank you to Campbellsville University for the absolutely wonderful evening at Ransdell Chapel Nov. 30.

    This performance of “Christmas Tapestry” by the students and the faculty was comparable to any performance or show one would see in any large city. 

  • Thanks offered for family benefit

    On behalf of Christena and Kevin Jones, family and friends, we want to say how much we deeply appreciate all of the support, donations and generosity the Taylor County community showed in helping make the fundraising benefit a great success. It is great that we have been blessed with so many wonderful people that are so giving and caring during a time of need.

    Thank you for all your continued prayers and kindness. Again, we express our deepest gratitude to all of you.

    Connie Jones
    Campbellsville

  • Reader searches for information on veterans of War of 1812, Mexican War

     

    It has been a concern of mine for years that Taylor County does not have a list of its men who served in the War of 1812 or the Mexican War. We were still part of Green County when those wars were fought, so we have to separate "our" troops from Green County's.

    It is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. It is time we act.

  • Education in Kentucky needs help from legislators

    On Jan. 2, 2013, the Taylor County school district will experience federal budget cuts of 8 percent or more unless Congress intervenes.

    These budget cuts will be the result of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which mandates reductions in education funding, as well as funding for almost every federal program. The overall impact will be $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. For school districts across the nation it will mean more than a $4 billion cut in Fiscal Year 2013.

  • Always spare the time for a friend’s request

    I dislike such things as plastic flowers and television evangelists. What I do like are old people who sat in front of country stores dozing and telling good stories, dogs, and Vienna sausages eaten directly from a can on a riverbank.

    Hubert was a customer of mine that ran a country store for more years than I like to think about. Hubert was a World War II veteran that flew a B-17 flying fortress and carried out bombing raids over Nazi Germany.