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Today's Opinions

  • Cities, counties need local control through local option

    Cities and counties, small and large, across Kentucky have big dreams for their communities - ideas that are transformative and can have lasting impact for generations.

    Bardstown wants to build a YMCA to help keep its residents healthy. Eastern Kentucky communities dream of transforming the region into a destination attracting hunters, anglers, campers and adventure tourists. Louisville hopes to build a 100-mile hiking and biking path across the city - the type of amenity that attracts young people and entrepreneurs who start businesses and grow the state's economy.

  • Mother thankful for childcare

    I think when you find a blessing in life, it is important to share your blessing.

    Eighteen months ago, my family welcomed the addition of our son. I am sure every working mother can relate to the joy of such an arrival. She can equally relate to the stress and worry encountered when maternity leave ends and one must return to the daily grind. Thankfully, God directed my path to the staff of A Child's Workplace.

  • A day in Frankfort

    As a teenager, I never asked for the opportunity. I sure hope others do and are quick to take advantage of it.

    I recently spent a day with our legislators in Frankfort. I learned a lot and can certainly appreciate the hard work that's put into making new laws to help protect Kentucky residents.

  • Evolving the debate toward humanness

    A guest column by Richard Nelson

  • Library thanks police department

    Taylor County Public Library would like to recognize and sincerely thank the Campbellsville Police Department for the two-week session on safety and self-defense.

    Thanks to Andy Warren and the other officers who participated. We learned so much thanks to your excellent teaching technique and thought-provoking lessons.

    We also thank Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office for allowing us to use your lovely meeting room. Community partnerships truly help make our community great.

  • CKNJ rules of politics

    Every game has its rules, and politics are no different.

    Here at the CKNJ, we have our own rules that we follow when it comes to politics and our coverage of political events. They are in place to help us be as fair as possible to each candidate.

    When the political season rolls around, candidates begin by making an announcement of their intention to seek office. We welcome any candidate to do this, and we will publish one notice from each person declaring their candidacy.

  • Keep public notices public

    If one Kentucky legislator has his way, many Kentuckians could lose access to public information related to their local governing bodies.

    State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who represents District 23 covering a portion of Kenton County, filed Senate Bill 101 last Friday seeking to eliminate the requirement of public notices to be published in the newspaper.

  • Stepping back to the 1950s

     

    "Welcome to the 1950s," he said, as he took my ticket and showed me to my seat.

    For the following two hours, the comedy that was the extremely popular "I Love Lucy" show came alive, complete with actors who were dead ringers for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

    I went with a friend to see "I Love Lucy Live" on Saturday. The theater was set as what I would imagine a television stage looked like in the 1950s.