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Today's Opinions

  • Domestic violence victims need to know they're not alone

    Domestic violence is behavior - emotional, psychological, physical or sexual abuse - that one person in an intimate relationship uses in order to control the other.

    DV takes many different forms and includes behaviors such as threats, name-calling, isolation, withholding of money, actual or threatened physical harm and sexual assault. Most domestic violence is committed against women by their male partners: 91 to 95 percent of all adult domestic violence assaults are perpetrated by men against their female partners.

  • Our Opinion

    Practice makes perfect. It may be an old saying, but there's a lot of truth there.

    And if we practice something enough, then maybe when it comes time to do it for real, we won't have to think about how to do it, it will just come naturally.

    That's the premise behind the fire department's annual Fire Prevention Week activities.

    From preschool age on, children learn the phrase, "Stop, drop and roll." Ask any kid you see - they know what it means as well as how and when to do it.

  • Which will you choose?

    We have a clear choice for life in the races for governor, attorney general and state auditor in the upcoming election.

    Gov. Ernie Fletcher has not only spoken for life throughout his career as a politician, he has voted for innocent life on every occasion presented to him. Steve Beshear has been the exact opposite, not only throughout his political career, but he proudly proclaims his support of abortion.

  • Response to 'Shame on Sen. McConnell'

    Mr. Leachman is wrong about his slam regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (News-Journal, Monday, Oct. 15).

    As a retired VA administrator, I can vouch that the goal of the VA is to provide the highest quality healthcare. While it is sad that we do lose some veterans, what hospital does not?

  • Make the people be heard

    In a few weeks, the commonwealth of Kentucky will be hosting elections. As usual, we listen to all the criticism one candidate has for another. Most of this is half-truths. Anything goes that makes the other candidate look bad.

    For the past term, we have had nothing but controversy coming out of Frankfort. This governor was elected on the promise to cleanup Frankfort. All we have had is more mudslinging and waste of taxpayer dollars. This governor has showed no respect for our laws and did pretty much what he wanted, abusing the office he swore to uphold.

  • Kids show what really matters

    On Thursday night, Oct. 12, the Taylor County High School volleyball team won its third consecutive District tournament title and in so doing became the first TCHS team to be undefeated in both regular and post-season play in the same year.

    Congrats to the Lady Cardinals for an impressive accomplishment!

  • Was traffic stop racial profiling?

    It was Saturday night/Sunday morning a little after 1 a.m. Two female friends and myself had stopped on the side of the road in front of Lowe's to pick up a sack of chips and a box of cigarettes that had fallen off the top of my friend's vehicle.

    I saw a cop car in front of me in the parking lot. As I drove off, he followed in behind me and pulled me over as soon as I turned onto Broadway. I pull over and I saw another police car coming to assist. As soon as the officer exited his car, he asked to see my hands. He walked up and said my license plate was not working.

  • Justice ... For all or for some?

    Have you ever wondered if the judicial system honestly works like everyone makes it out to? Recent events that have happened to my family have made me have second thoughts about the system that officials say is suppose to "protect" me.

    These recent events have only caused problems for my family and I and have us thinking it protects the guilty more than the innocent.