Today's Opinions

  • Couple gives thanks to county road department

    We would like to publicly thank Brian Smothers and the Taylor County Road Department for quickly fixing the bridge/road damage from the recent heavy rains.

    Bear Track Road was closed due to a large section of the road leading to the bridge being completely gone. This is a very heavily traveled road to get from the east side of the county to the west side shopping area.

  • Wife says there is life after Parkinson's disease

    I enjoyed reading the article about Mr. Eon on Parkinson's disease. I appreciate him sharing his story.

    He is right, you need to stay active, doing therapy and having a daily routine. There is no known cure for Parkinson's now. You have to learn to live with it.

  • Regardless of the verdict, our system works

    While we realize the weekend verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin is a lot more important than winning a sporting event, there do seem to be some similarities.

    Fans, and aren't we all one of those, back the coach as long as the team comes out on top. It's like the old saying, "Coach, we're behind you, win or win" when it used to be "Coach, we're behind you win, lose or draw."

    Coaches, like game officials, never win; they only lose.

  • Ironing seen as a form of torture

    Tonight, I ironed some clothes. If you don't think that's worth mentioning, it's either because you've never ironed any yourself, or because you're a lot better at it than I am.

    There are jobs to be done in life that I'll never master and ironing is one of them. I enjoy the idea of pressing something to make it look better, but as soon as I start, I remember all over again how impossible ironing is for me. I think there is a special place in heaven for those mothers and wives that spend days of their lives ironing clothes.

  • Protecting our parks is everyone's responsibility

    Drive by on a sunny afternoon and you're sure to see children climbing across the monkey bars and fitness enthusiasts walking around the track or playing tennis at one of our local parks.

    Frequent hotspots for fun seekers of all ages, Miller Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Trace Creek Park and Green River Lake State Park offer family-friendly recreation for little or no cost to visitors.

  • Remembering a friend


    A newspaper, like many work places, can make your co-workers feel like family. You spend a lot of time together, often more than you spend at home with your real family.

  • Rain brings difficult challenges


    Tony Young

    Campbellsville Mayor

    What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, we were in desperate need of rainfall.

    Our farmers suffered heavy financial losses as crops dried up and failed to produce. Our gardens produced less than expected fresh homegrown vegetables. We just experienced record level rainfalls last week. Unfortunately, we are not always prepared for continuous heavy rainfalls in July.

  • Reader disagrees with churches on Boy Scout issue

    I was very disappointed to see that some churches have chosen not to take a stand against the homosexual agenda that has recently reared its head in the Boy Scouts.

    Mr. Sanford's comment about being surprised that "the possibility of a policy change captured so much attention" demonstrates that there is a disconnect with reality. A policy change that contradicts the very belief system that the organization was founded upon SHOULD draw attention!