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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Our students need your help

    We all know that kids do better in school when they also have hands-on activities that correlate with their studies. That's why we need your help.

    Each year, the News-Journal sponsors a Newspapers in Education project. Through this effort we call the "NIE" program, we supply copies of each Monday and Thursday newspaper to teachers who request them at local schools.

    This year, we have more than ever - 877 students in 43 classrooms.

    Here's how it works.

  • No more rubber stamps, please

    Please do not rubber stamp another piece of legislation for this administration. Especially not a corporate bailout that does nothing to prevent this from happening in the future and nothing to help the average American.

    We do not wish to be saddled with this debt in the future. We need our legislators to investigate this system failure and draft legislation to protect us from this type of failure in the future.

    Our President wants the Congress and the Senate to allow him to be the decider, but the people do not wish to support that way of thinking any longer.

  • Agree with Holmes' recognition

    I totally agree with LaVada McClain's Letter in the Sept. 25 issue of the CKNJ that we need to have a J.B. Holmes Day.

    I also think that there should be a street named after Holmes. We have a lot of streets named after other people from our community who have done some great things and J.B. should be no different. He totally conducted himself with dignity and showed great sportsmanship as he helped lead the USA team to victory in the Ryder Cup.