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Letters

  • Think before you vote

    To parents, soon-to-be parents, grandparents and those who really do have concern about what kind of nation and city you live in, do the parents of school kids really want their children to spend eight hours at school, 3-4 hours of homework so they can score high on a Commonwealth Accountability Test System to help Kentucky school systems look good or maybe smart as other states?

  • Grateful for Taylor County upbringing

    In a recent telephone conversation with a cousin, Rose Richerson Wise of Brenham, Texas, we exchanged several complimenting comments about our lives in Taylor County, which I want to pass on to those who knew us in our youth and are still alive to read this.

    Through example, our families and neighbors instilled in us values and codes of conduct, which have stood us in good stead in our communities. Our teachers taught us the value of learning.

    So thank you Taylor County, Ky. for having provided us sturdy blocks upon which to base our principles.

    Margaret C. Minke

  • Alcohol sales won't increase drinking

    It was with little surprise that I read in Monday's paper that the Baptist Association has once again published its "Where As" statement regarding the upcoming vote on city alcohol sales.

    Let's not confuse the issue. This vote has little if anything to do with Christianity.

    Alcohol is currently being consumed at the American Legion and Campbellsville Country Club. Are there Christians who go to the American Legion and drink? Probably so. Are there Christians who go to the CCC and drink? Probably so. Does that make them any less Christian? Of course not.

  • Wishes for drug and dope free America

    I noticed that Karen Hayes, Campbellsville Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, says we should show we care - ban smoking.

    Well, I care what alcohol, marijuana and all the other pills and needles do. Some quit smoking so they get on dope so no one will notice. All this above will cause death, beat on children, molest their parents, hemorrhage though the nose, burn up your brain, cause cirrhosis of the liver and eventually death.

  • Need alcohol sales to make jail profitable?

    Judging from the size and cost of the jail that's being built, I think we will have to legalize alcohol sales in order to keep the jail profitable.

    Mike Haliday

    Campbellsville

  • Where does the buck stop?

    In recent weeks, I have tried to find out that very answer. The buck in question is: Who is responsible for the traffic in front of Campbellsville Elementary School?

    Well, let me tell you all the answers I have received so far.

    First was the superintendent's response. Basically, I was told that there isn't enough money to pay an officer to direct traffic, but that I should call the transportation director for help.

  • Baptist Association against alcohol sales

    The Taylor County Baptist Association is concerned about the ongoing effort to place a local option on the ballot in the City of Campbellsville that would allow for the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants under certain conditions.

  • Go ahead, tax cigarettes

    A few evenings ago, some friends and I were discussing our state budget and the problem our governor has in trying to balance it and satisfy all factions. Yesterday's state newspaper, though, had the gratifying news that he was doubtful of the success of his pet plan of casino gambling. In fact, the news went so far as to suggest he was looking favorably at increasing cigarette taxes as a last resort.

  • Smoking prohibited elsewhere

    I was catching up on reading recent columns after being out of town for a while and noticed, at the end of an article about a proposed smoking ban, that there was interest in having additional public input about the issue. To this end I offer these thoughts ...

    We've been residents of Taylor County for just under two years and love it. The terrain, the people, the weather, the whole package - it's the best place in the country - with one exception, smoking in restaurants and public places.

  • Checkups: For peace of mind

    Do you know the importance of getting your child a yearly checkup? Knowing if your child is healthy by getting his or her annual check-up can give parents peace of mind.

    Annual check-ups can alert parents of existing or potential health problems. Checkups should include: medical history, growth and development, vision, hearing, nutrition, recommended lab tests, immunizations and health education.