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Letters

  • Too many kids are still hungry

    In America, millions of low-income families struggle each month to obtain a minimally adequate diet. In 2006, 12.6 million children and 22.9 million adults lived in households struggling against hunger, and those numbers are expected to grow amid a weakening economy, rising joblessness and increased food prices.

    It is an outrage that hunger would plague so many in one of the world's biggest food exporters, where more than enough food is produced to feed every American.

  • Justices should interpret the law, not create it

    I'm writing regarding Kathryn Kolbert's editorial "Fair pay? Not for women," published in the Aug. 14 News-Journal. Her main idea is one I agree with completely - since we the people don't get to vote for Supreme Court Justices, we need to make sure to elect a President who will appoint the right people to the bench.

    I just completely disagree with Kolbert on her description of the right people.

  • KSP speaks out

    This letter is in response to an article published by the Associated Press regarding the recent purchase of TASER devices by the Kentucky State Police. The article was poorly researched and somewhat misleading.

  • I did not retire

    No, I did not retire. No, I am not ill! Financial corners were cut and I was cornered.

    There is no way I would have given up my position at Campbellsville High School of my own accord. I think the world knows how I feel about CHS. It was a wonderful 41 years.

    Anne Fraim

    Campbellsville

  • The end of an era

    There was a customer of mine who ran a store along a narrow blacktop road on the Kentucky and Tennessee line. I'll call her Minnie. I'm a little shy of using names in stories since lawyers are now advertising.

  • What's next? Pre-pay for a restaurant meal?

    I see in the news where our police department is querying gas station owners whether the majority would like a City ordinance requiring motorists to pre-pay for gasoline purchases.

  • Health board actions not proper

    While Taylor Countians enjoyed the pretty weather and maybe a nice summer barbecue on the evening of June 24, they had no idea their rights to good government (and public health) were being compromised in Russell Springs when the Lake Cumberland District Board of Health had its summer meeting.

  • Politician or preacher?

    I have never stood up in front of a church and delivered a sermon. Nor have I sweat under a tent preaching a revival. And assuredly I can say I have never given a homily. That does not stop any of my children from asking me to stop preaching at them on a regular basis.

    I have also never run for office. Not in a public forum, or even when I attended school. That has not stopped me from trying to swing the popular vote in my direction in my own household.

    Isn't every politician a preacher? Isn't every preacher a politician?

  • Why have speed limits if they're not enforced?

    I was wondering why we have speed limits on county roads that are not enforceable? People speed up and down Tabernacle Road and other county roads and nothing can be done.

    Families with children live on these roads. A family pet was hit on Tabernacle Road not more than 4 feet from its owner while they were crossing the road, because the driver was going too fast to slow down. Law enforcement was called and we were told that though there are now county road speed limits they are not enforceable.

  • CES playground committee

    The Campbellsville Elementary School playground committee would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the CES Walk-a-thon. The Walk-a-thon was to raise money for a new "We All Play" playground.

    Thank you for helping us to enhance the body, mind and spirit of every child at Campbellsville Elementary School as they learn through play. Your dedication to the future leaders of Taylor County is greatly appreciated.

    Arby's, Dairy Queen, Lee's Famous Recipe, McDonald's, Mr. Gatti's, Papa John's, Radio Shack, Rent Depot, United Dairy Industry and Wal-Mart.