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Letters

  • Changing my mind

    I was dead set against voting for John McCain. I was prepared to vote for Bob Barr, the Libertarian candidate, even though I knew in my heart he had no chance of winning.

    I just could not vote for McCain, knowing all the things he had done that I do not agree with at all, such as his so-called campaign finance reform, which was a direct slap at the First Amendment, not to mention his support of closing the non-existent "gun show loophole." Let it be known that there is no such thing as a gun show loophole. The laws apply at gun shows the same as anywhere else.

  • Nice prediction, Brockman

    I understand that CKNJ Sports Editor Bobby Brockman is wiping the egg off his face about Taylor County High School football stand outs. After he removes the egg, maybe Brockman could clean off that mustache from all that University of Louisville Kool-Aid he is obviously buying and drinking.

    Nice prediction Bobby. Go Big Blue!

    Robert Richerson

    Campbellsville

  • Not surprised

    In response to the letter about child support enforcement, it never surprises me to hear stories like this. It is wonderful how the justice system always has a computer error, etc., as it always has an excuse.

    My dad was one of those deadbeat dads. I don't know how many things I did without due to us not getting our child support. I can remember when all we had to eat was mayonnaise sandwiches and we wore shoes with holes in them.

    The jail can say they are sorry, but sorry doesn't help buy groceries, clothes, nor pay bills.

    Myrna G. Mills

    Campbellsville

  • Opposes change in drinking age

    In response to the renewed debate over underage drinking, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) reemphasizes its stance in opposition to lowering the drinking age.

    SADD believes that lowering the current minimum-age drinking laws would likely do little, if anything, to reduce problematic drinking behaviors on college campuses and would contribute to the downward age trending of initiation into alcohol use by legally moving it into the high school community.

  • Lovin' those biscuits

    The other day I was listening to some old eight-track tapes when I came upon one by Jerry Clower, where Jerry does a routine about biscuits. Jerry says the absence of homemade biscuits at the American breakfast table is one reason the divorce rate is going up.

    "Saddest sound in this world," Jerry said, "is the sound of them little canned biscuits being popped open early evah mawnin' in evah house in the neighborhood." Jerry goes, "Whop, whop, whop" as an illustration. It's enough to make a grown man cry.

  • Junior Miss says she's honored

    I want to take the opportunity to show my appreciation to the community for their overwhelming support of the Taylor County Junior Miss Program. When I first began this journey in June, I had no idea how intertwined the community as a whole would become in this process. I continue to be amazed at the vast generosity of both businesses and individuals in our area. Their involvement, both monetarily and socially, is so appreciated.

  • Residents should insist on school merger

    Sports followers of the local high schools are a bit perturbed because the local teams are still separated.

    All five counties surrounding Taylor County have long ago unified or merged into one unit. The local Campbellsville School must make the first move toward unification. Thus far, the merger or unification has not happened.

    One can think of several advantages such as better usage of funds and more equality of tax structures, better usage of facilities, and an end of segregation between rural and city students.

  • More reason to be wary of HPV vaccine

    You may remember a previous letter from me regarding the Gardisil HPV cervical cancer vaccine. Last week, an important update was made available. The concerns I expressed are now articulated in The New England Journal of Medicine's editorial "Reasons for Caution" by C. Haub, MD.

    The article clearly states, "We still lack clinical evidence of an effective vaccine against cervical cancer."

  • Mother unhappy with lack of child support enforcement

    I've been writing to the paper off and on for 10 years concerning the gross injustices in my children's child support case. I do have one more key question to ask: Why is justice so blind?

    My ex-husband has had an active warrant for nonsupport for the past three years. Three long years for us. He had a warrant for probation violation relating to child support. He is a Class D felon.

  • I'll save your shorts if you'd like to come back and get them

    The following is a description of an incident that happened at my home sometime on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

    I worked in the office of Dr. Max Downey in Columbia on that day and was out of my home from about 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. I returned home, not suspecting anything wrong, and after a good night's sleep arose the next morning and after breakfast took a shower.