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Letters

  • News judgment is distressing

    As a 24-year resident of Campbellsville, I have watched with dismay as the News-Journal has featured person after person on the front page as a result of their indictment or run-in with the law.

    I can only imagine the grief caused to the family and friends of those so featured. I can only wonder why that qualifies as front-page news?

  • Presidential campaigns are energizing

    "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for a more common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for The United States of America."

    Every election, be it Fiscal Court, City Council, Senate or Presidential, we the people, have the opportunity to form a more perfect union. We all have the chance to promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty.

  • Dope dealers need to be registered too

    Isn't it nice to see Kentucky potentially be the vanguard of a national movement instead of its hind end?

    Right now, Kansas is the only state in the U.S. (that I am aware of at least) that has established a system of registration for convicted dope dealers and manufacturers. Kentucky could join Kansas if BR273, sponsored by Middlesboro Rep. Rick Nelson, passes this year's General Assembly.

  • Anxious for governor's budget plan

    I'm sure many of your readers watched our governor's State of the Commonwealth Address last week. At least, it is hoped they did, for we all need to keep abreast of the events that will affect each of us.

    Personally, I was a bit disappointed for he didn't tell us much in the way of his intentions for the state. Not that I really expected him to; his intent was to generate enthusiasm in all of us and in the General Assembly for the up-coming legislative session.

  • Health care out of reach of many Americans

    There is a new issue in our country about children and others with dental care concerns. Revealed in this new concern is the fact that most parents do not have or cannot afford insurance or the out-of-pocket medical costs to simply seek dental care.

    And what is the first answer they have for combating this? Ban sweets and sugary drinks from schools and such. This is an effect from the cause of poverty. You remember that slowly consuming poverty that corporate America is quite adamant in pushing on us poor working class people?

  • CHS Step Team was, well, out of step

    On behalf of everyone at Campbellsville High School, I would like to take a moment to express my apologies for the routine that our Step Team performed at half time of the recent Campbellsville-Taylor County boys' basketball game.

    While the group put forth a great deal of effort in developing a routine to perform, they failed to consider the impression that part of their performance would have upon those in attendance.

  • Recession is already here

    My mother recently told me that she heard on the news that they were looking for a recession in the next so many months.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I already found it a long time ago - what with scraping from paycheck to paycheck and outrageous bills being more than I make.

    The power companies and oil companies are clawing for what I don't have left over. It looks like most of us already had the heads up on this way before the news because we're living it.

  • Why can't we incent industry to move here?

    In response to the Jan. 7 front page article concerning the funding of the new Campbellsville industrial park, the question weighing on my mind, and I'm sure many other concerned citizens of Campbellsville, is what are the incentives for bringing industries into the existing unused spec buildings in Campbellsville and surrounding counties?

    Why put our focus on building more spec buildings when we can't even fill our existing ones?

  • Hopes CKNJ can weather the storm

    I agree with you that everything changes (Richard RoBards' column 1-14-08). It is the worst pill to swallow. Even in good times we have to face the fact that even if they last for 50 years, they end way too soon.

    I am worried about the Greek philosopher's quote that you used. Heraclitus was also the proud owner of the suggestion that he and his fellow citizens should hang themselves for banishing their leader.

    I hope that you and the Central Kentucky News-Journal can weather the storm of change without the hangman's rope.

    John Stone

    Campbellsville

  • Great leaders believe in more than thermselves

    I really enjoyed Rebecca Cassell's piece titled "Why Not Dream Big."

    Leaders are definitely something that this country is in need of.

    I don't know if the people who live through the times that are guided by great leaders know what they have. If I was alive during the time of Martin Luther King Jr., I think I could have recognized what a great man he was.

    I think we only judge leaders by their accomplishments after they are gone, or at least retired from their leadership position.