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Letters

  • 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.

  • Serving one another should be our goal

    It is with mixed emotions that I recently read about the communication issues between the Taylor County Tourist Commission and the Economic Development Authority. During the years of 1993-1998, I worked for the Tourist Commission and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, first as assistant to Everette Lee, and later as executive director of both entities. I hold both agencies dear to my heart.

  • Getting paid less and less, spending more and more

    Our United States is now nothing more than a nation of closed doors, locked up tight and bolted from the inside while any other doors refuse to open and provide advancement in one's life, if that one is the common working man. This is a land of lost hopes and dwindling opportunities for those who have to struggle for a living that they can hardly keep up.

  • 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