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Letters

  • Reader supports Medco

    Whoever thinks Medco Center of Campbellsville is inferior is dead wrong.
    My grandmother has been a patient there for five years, and during that time she has had excellent health care.
    My grandmother is total care except for feeding. Her mind is clear and she is very coherent. I spend several hours a week visiting her and it is at different times of the day. My grandmother is the world to me, and if I thought for one minute that this facility was at fault, I would not be leaving my grandmother there.

  • Gasoline prices and local taxes concern reader

    When I first moved to Campbellsville in 1980, and during the next three decades, the city of Campbellsville had some of the most reasonable gasoline prices one could find in Kentucky. Compared to the national average price, our gas was always at least 15 to 20 cents per gallon cheaper. What has happened in the last couple of years?
    Now, we have some of the most expensive gasoline prices in Kentucky, and in this region of the country. On several occasions recently, our gasoline prices have even exceeded the national average price per gallon.

  • Mayor addresses city issues

    I would like to update our community on two important issues: the installation of streetlights along KY 210 Bypass and the recent purchase of the Dowell farm off Columbia Road.

  • School board members thanks for service

    The five members of the Campbellsville Independent School District Board of Education, Pat Hall, chairperson; Suzanne Wilson, vice chairperson; Angie Johnson, Barkley Taylor and Mitchell Overstreet, are responsible for overseeing and making decisions about the district budget and building projects.

  • Finish projects before starting others

    I recently read in the News-Journal that the city of Campbellsville leaders have voted to spend over $1 million to purchase property to be used at a later date to build a sports complex. Only two weeks prior the question was posed to these same leaders as to why the lights on the KY 210 Bypass had not been replaced.

    Their answer was that the contract with the company that did the work on the Bypass did not require the lights to be installed. They also stated that the city did not have the money to replace the lights at this time.

  • Couple will miss friends in Campbellsville

    We moved to Campbellsville in 1954 and opened Winn’s Store for Men. We have had 57 wonderful years here.
    We will be moving to 1206 Melanie Court in Lawrenceburg, to be close to our family, Julie and Jeff Eaton.
    We have always enjoyed the News-Journal and will continue to subscribe so we can keep up with our Campbellsville friends. Campbellsville has been good to us, so thanks for the memories.

    Mary Alice and Ted Winn
    Lawrenceburg

  • Reader not pleased with obituary policy

    When my father passed away, the CKNJ charged $75 for an obituary and picture. The Columbia and Greensburg papers were free. I called the CKNJ to put an “in memory” picture of my father in the paper, and was told it would be $20 to $30.
    This got me curious on charges since my nephew married and his announcement was free. I called the CKNJ and it’s also free to put a wedding picture and the write up on the wedding.

  • Mannsville residents seek help to avoid closure of post office

    Please help Mannsville save its post office. Anyone can sign the petition at Mannsville Sash & Door, or Penn’s Store or write to the post office. Mannsville is on the list to lose its post office, and there is special need there.

    The many Amish living there still use horse and buggy and do not have electricity due to their religious beliefs.

    Therefore, they do not have Internet access, nor do they own automobiles to travel over 25 miles round trip to Campbellsville, which is the nearest post office.

  • Thanks to caring store employee

    On Wednesday, Oct. 5, my 24-year-old niece went to the Kroger pharmacy in the Green River Plaza with her grandmother to get their annual flu shot.
    After receiving the shot, my niece shopped for a few minutes and then suddenly became ill. She almost passed out as her sugar level dropped dangerously low.

  • Safe disposal of medications could save lives

    Each year in the United States, more than 71,000 children age 18 and younger are seen in emergency rooms for unintentional overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
    Teens are abusing prescription drugs because they believe the myth that these drugs provide a medically safe high. More than three in five teens say prescription pain relievers are easy to get from parents’ medicine cabinets.