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Today's Opinions

  • 'On loan' daughter will be missed

    I feel like I'm losing a daughter, and she hasn't even left yet. And the worst part is that she's not even my daughter.

    Marybeth moved in with our family in June. And she's leaving tomorrow. We're going to miss her so much.

    While she has sometimes called me "Mom" and we've all treated her like one of the family, she actually belongs to some friends in Illinois. A student at Southern Illinois University, Marybeth was only "on loan" for the summer.

    And summer is over.

  • Tests aren't always the definitive answer

    Report cards - you gotta love 'em. They keep parents informed about how well our children are doing in school. They also let us know the areas in which our children may need help.

    And good report cards are a sign that our schools are indeed teaching our children what they need to know in their journey to adulthood.

    A story on today's front page tells us about local results for the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which requires states to provide information on schools' and districts' progress toward proficiency by 2014.

  • Credit reports offer peace of mind

    I'll admit, I was a little worried. The cell phone call came at 4:30 Friday afternoon. A robotic voice told me of a problem with my Taylor County Bank card and that I should call back to sort out the problem.

    I didn't think much about that first call. After all, I don't have a Taylor County Bank card. Still, stories of identity theft began circling around my brain. The thought of someone taking advantage of my limited financial resources for their own gain has been a long held fear of mine.

  • Internet gobbles another 'public' item

    Do you have a computer and Internet access?

    It seems that most people these days do, but, believe it or not, there are still a good many people out in this world who do not, and I think some of our government agencies are forgetting that.

  • Be on your guard against today's scams

    There's a story on today's front page that describes just one of the many ways that some people take advantage of others.

    Technology is an excellent tool. But it can also lead to more - and even more advanced - ways that some people will be taken for a ride.

  • Do what's natural ... and best

    Have you ever wished you could turn back time and do something over again? And do it differently?

    When we received a press release recently about World Breastfeeding Month in August, I immediately thought about my children. I breastfed all three of my children, though I stopped nursing my eldest son after about three months, about the time I went back to work. I didn't know how to work and breastfeed at the same time.

  • KSP speaks out

    This letter is in response to an article published by the Associated Press regarding the recent purchase of TASER devices by the Kentucky State Police. The article was poorly researched and somewhat misleading.

  • I did not retire

    No, I did not retire. No, I am not ill! Financial corners were cut and I was cornered.

    There is no way I would have given up my position at Campbellsville High School of my own accord. I think the world knows how I feel about CHS. It was a wonderful 41 years.

    Anne Fraim

    Campbellsville