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Today's Opinions

  • Let them be little

     

    This time last year, I was freaking out. An aunt for the first time with very little experience with children, I was determined to make sure my niece, Taylor, would have a wonderful Christmas - but I had no idea what to get her.

    After scouring store shelves and reading dozens of online reviews, I finally settled on a handmade Chenille robe, a Say Please tea set that was sold out nearly everywhere and a turtle nap mat with "Taylor" monogrammed at the top. But at 8 months old, she was too young to read or even open her presents.

  • Obamacare's strain on Medicaid

     

    Mitch McConnell

    U.S. Senator

    Obamacare has proven to be a disaster for Kentucky. It has caused 280,000 residents to lose health insurance plans they already have. And Obamacare is taking away the ability for many to visit the doctors and hospitals they like. Now to that list of problems, add one more: Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. It very likely will cost the taxpayers of Kentucky dearly in the years to come and degrade access to care for many in the commonwealth.

  • Libraries are a gift to us all

     

    Terry Mills

    State Representative

    Of all the gifts that Benjamin Franklin gave us, one of the most far-reaching has to be establishing the forerunner of our country's public libraries.

    They have been a mainstay in Kentucky almost from the beginning, when the first opened in 1795 at what is now Transylvania University in Lexington. Some historians believe it was also the first outside the 13 original colonies.

  • The threat of eminent domain

     

    On a frigid afternoon this past Tuesday, Dec. 10, some 65 people representing different expressions of faith gathered on the Boone Farm in Nelson County, affirming their belief that God is not pleased with what hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") is doing to his creation.

  • KORT thanks Christmas project partners

    KORT Physical Therapy would like to thank everyone who participated in our first annual "Make A Difference" project. With your help, we were able to provide Christmas Decorations, gifts, food and numerous other items to The Green River Ministries Shelter.

    On Dec. 10, employees of KORT, along with others, met at the shelter to decorate for Christmas and deliver donated items. A special thanks to The Central Kentucky News-Journal, United Citizens Bank and The Big Dawg for advertising this event, along with The Peddlers Mall for setting up donation boxes.

  • The Caring Place requests support

    May we have 20 seconds of your time? This is all it will take to read this letter.

    Twenty years ago, on Nov. 22, 1993, The Caring Place opened its doors to its first family, a family that had escaped an abusive situation in their own home.

    Since then, we have been able to accommodate, educate and assist more than 6,000 families. This has been a welcoming refuge for the women and children in distress.

  • Reader says heroes serve community

    Heroes do walk among us. They don't have to wear capes or mask or crazy costumes. The reason I write this is because I know one. His name is Rick. He is the constable that works at the Campbellsville Middle School. 

    On any given day, he directs the parent pick-up parking lines. He smiles and greets each person as they pull up, often making small talk. If you miss a day, he remembers and makes sure you are OK the next time you come to pick up your child. He is always so nice and friendly.

  • No shame in tears

    This particular emergency room is all too familiar to me. I know the room numbers and their location almost by memory now, having been called upon to pray here more times than I care to recall.

    But every situation is a bit different; this one caught me by the throat.

    I had known Colin since he was a pup, baptized him, watched him grow to young adulthood, and prayed over him when he left home on the way to fulfilling his dream of a military career.