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Today's Opinions

  • Experience counts when choosing our next president

    John McCain has been Senator for 22 years.

    Mr. Obama has never been in the military and has been a Senator for four years. In terms of service to his country, he ranks second among those receiving donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac among all members of Congress since 1989 (according to the Center for Responsive Politics). Obama ranks second among those receiving donations from Lehman Brothers among all members of Congress since 1989 (according to the Center for Responsive Politics).

  • We do need to choose wisely

    I just had to respond to a letter in your editorial section titled "Choose Wisely." I agree with the author, we do need to choose wisely.

    When you look at the resumes of the two candidates running for president, you see stark contrasts. One candidate, John McCain, served his country heroically in the military during wartime and has served more than 22 years in the Senate, where even the Democrats admire his integrity.

  • It's your week too!

    This week, we are celebrating you. Sure, it's National Newspaper Week, and we're celebrating that. But because our pages are a chronicle of your lives, then, in fact, it's really you that we're celebrating.

    From births to deaths, scholarships to touchdowns, and golden anniversaries to taxes, each issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal is a reflection of the milestones and happenings that the residents of our community experience.

    With each new baby born, with each new business opening, we celebrate those moments with you.

  • Public Notice: Taxpayers have a right to know

    "Public notice." Sounds great, but it costs money ... at least in the print media. So why in the world should governmental entities spend taxpayers' money on public notices when they can post them on the Internet for next to nothing?

    Because the taxpayers have a right to know, have a need to know and want to know, that's why. The argument is as simple as that.

  • We should all do our homework

    I don't consider myself to be a "political person." I don't watch the presidential debates. I don't obsess over the polls. I don't hang on every word of the pundits. To be honest, I never give it that much thought.

    In the past, I've picked up bits of information here and there and formed my opinions slowly. Often, I've made my choices the day before I cast my vote.

    During the last presidential election, I couldn't make up my mind at all. I stepped up to the voting machine, closed the curtain and stared at the ballot. I was hoping for some last minute inspiration.

  • Choose wisely

    Ever since the 2008 Kentucky Primary, I have tried my best to convince the many Hillary Clinton supporters that they should vote for Barack Obama in the General Election. Many cite the fact that his age of 47 years is too young, to which I usually counter with the fact that Sen. John F. Kennedy was 43 years old and Gov. Bill Clinton was 46 years old when they became president.

  • No bailout for me

    No one is bailing out my credit cards, my truck loan or my mortgage. When I mess up, I pay for it or I lose what I have.

    They messed up, they made money and lots of it. Now it's time for them to pay, not the people.

    No bailout for them. It's time to get back to basics.

    Larry Spelts

    Liberty

  • Welcome, CU alumni

    This weekend, alumni and friends of Campbellsville University will visit our community to celebrate CU's many accomplishments during homecoming.

    Those who haven't visited in a while will notice some changes. Just in the past few years, we've seen the addition of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center, the School of Nursing, the Ransdell Chapel and Gosser Gymnasium. Next on the construction agenda is a new School of Business and Economics.

    But it's not just physical changes that are worth noting.