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Today's Opinions

  • Smoke-free restaurants should be totally smoke free

    I applaud Campbellsville in its efforts to wrestle with the smoke-free restaurant ordinance.

    As Campbellsville addresses this important issue, I would certainly encourage it not to come short by passing anything short of a 100 percent smoke-free restaurant ordinance. This would offer both restaurant workers and patrons access to clean air.

    Even in restaurants with separate ventilated smoking areas, restaurant employees are exposed to high levels of second-hand smoke as they have to service both smoking and non-smoking areas.

  • Cat Hollow decision was the right one

    In response to your online article (Nov. 15, 2007) on the dispute over keeping Cat Hollow Road open, it was good to see that the majority of the magistrates voted for the good of Kentucky and the area.

    My ancestors are from that area and I've studied the maps. It is my hope to one day own property back there and build a home. Magistrates do well to consider the future of an area and not just a whim of one or two folks.

  • Mad at cable companies

    Many football fans in our state already know that big cable companies are taking advantage of consumers and preventing them from watching their favorite football teams.

  • More pressing problems than smoking issue

    What are we coming to? When City Council can tell business owners what they can do in establishments privately owned, what is wrong with this picture?

    I can understand the problem of second-hand smoke, but what about our rights? No one has offered to take it to a countywide vote and let the people decide.

  • Cat Hollow Road information not all true

    It seems like you all don't have all of the information correct.

    The $200,000 figure is ridiculous for the first thing. I really don't know what kind of road Mr. (Judge/Executive Eddie) Rogers thought we wanted through there. This is really a high figure for about half-mile of road.

    We have let everyone have any money for upkeep for the last 30-plus years, so we deserve help out here. If it was in another part of the county then I wonder how you would feel? I guess we are considered a poor part of the county, but we have paid taxes for many years.

  • A different kind of fire education

    The Taylor County Fire Department has a new $25,000 grant available to help educate the public about fire protection. It may take every penny of it, too.

    In a totally unscientific survey of newspaper employees, 70 percent were not aware that County residents could pay voluntary annual fire dues.

  • National Home Care Month

    More than 11 million Americans would rather be treated in the comfort of their own home when they are sick, than a hospital, nursing home or outside health care facility. Millions more will be added to our ranks in the near future.

    Our country's ability to maintain an effective health delivery system will be decided on how we care for vulnerable populations of Americans such as the aged, the chronically ill, the disabled and children.

  • Have a great Thanksgiving

    Today is a day officially set aside as a time for gratitude. And those of us who live in Campbellsville and Taylor County have so much for which to be grateful.

    Most of us will sit down with family members and friends for a meal that can only be described as a feast. We can also be thankful that we have neighbors who will be there for those who don't have family and friends nearby or for those who don't have the resources to provide their own feasts.