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Today's Opinions

  • We need to abolish the federal Reserve

    I would like to give my thoughts regarding the article, "Schools could face major cuts."

    Most people don't ask themselves a few simple questions regarding where money ultimately comes from to fund our public schools. Everyone should be outraged by who and what backs up this money.

    All this money, which is really credit, comes from the Federal Reserve. The FED is privately owned by international bankers and is independent of the U.S. government. The Federal Reserve Act was passed Dec. 23, 1913.

  • Support for veterans is sorely needed

    Time to standup for America and we'll be doing just that on March 15, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

    Our patriotic group, referred to as "Eagles," will be mustering in support of our troops and in opposition to anti-America crowd that has surrender as their goal.

    March is the anniversary month of the start of the Gulf War that represents a special protest month for anti-war rabble. It further gives them the opportunity to dishonor our troops, vandalize, as well as deface and dishonor our memorials, and generally disgrace America.

  • Time to step up to the plate

    Tomorrow is the last day for candidates to file to run in the May 20 Primary Election.

    On a local basis, the ballot includes races for Campbellsville City Council and 51st District State Representative.

    The State Representative's race will be particularly interesting as incumbent Russ Mobley, a Republican, is not seeking re-election. Instead, two other Republicans - Russell Montgomery and Asa James Swan - have filed to run. No Democrat had filed papers as of press deadline for this edition.

  • User fee our way to financial security

    User fees. They are the fad, aren't they? As communities continue to shrivel in the face of mounting budget pressure, more of them are being creative. They're learning how to generate money without injuring the pocketbooks of the people who live there 24-7.

    Case in point: In Erlanger, Ky. if you're at fault in a wreck and you're from somewhere else, expect to pay extra for police work.

  • Franklin is a great choice

    In regards to Scott Franklin's recent appointment to the assistant principal's job at Taylor County High School, congratulations Coach!

    You were my favorite teacher in eighth grade and this job could not have come to a better guy. If you are reading this, I wish you the best of luck and I know that you will do well with it. You always think about the welfare of us as students.

    Again, good luck in the years ahead.

    Ryan D. Cable

    Berea, Ky.

  • We will not abandon you

    The lack of support shown by national lawmakers to give troops the support needed to achieve their mission has become egregious. Americans wag at political assertions of troop support as the mission is obstructed. Every day, it seems as if another public official has claimed that victory in Iraq is impossible. This would come as quite a shock to the fighting soldiers. They know better. They also know that such proclamations are made solely for political gain, and are perhaps most welcomed by the enemies they fight.

  • City Schools need to go that extra mile

    We hear the words more often lately - budget cuts, recession, economic downturn. No one is sheltered from the ramifications - especially our government agencies that count on tax dollars to make ends meet.

    So, it comes as no real surprise that one of our school systems is looking at the possibility of raising the mileage fee it charges school groups for extracurricular trips.

    We can be relatively sure that there will be many more such proposals if budget cuts reach the level already being discussed in Frankfort.

    We don't have a problem with legitimate discussion.

  • Sexual abuse laws need to be toughened

    Did you know that in Kentucky there is a tougher penalty for cock fighting, if you own one of the roosters or the fight occurs on your property, than for sexually abusing a 12-year-old child?

    The following changes to Kentucky's sexual abuse laws are being proposed. House Bill 211 includes the following:

    - Changing the ages covered in first-degree child sexual abuse (defined as abuse other than rape or sodomy) from "up to 12" to "up to 16 years of age."