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Today's Opinions

  • Anxious for governor's budget plan

    I'm sure many of your readers watched our governor's State of the Commonwealth Address last week. At least, it is hoped they did, for we all need to keep abreast of the events that will affect each of us.

    Personally, I was a bit disappointed for he didn't tell us much in the way of his intentions for the state. Not that I really expected him to; his intent was to generate enthusiasm in all of us and in the General Assembly for the up-coming legislative session.

  • Health care out of reach of many Americans

    There is a new issue in our country about children and others with dental care concerns. Revealed in this new concern is the fact that most parents do not have or cannot afford insurance or the out-of-pocket medical costs to simply seek dental care.

    And what is the first answer they have for combating this? Ban sweets and sugary drinks from schools and such. This is an effect from the cause of poverty. You remember that slowly consuming poverty that corporate America is quite adamant in pushing on us poor working class people?

  • CHS Step Team was, well, out of step

    On behalf of everyone at Campbellsville High School, I would like to take a moment to express my apologies for the routine that our Step Team performed at half time of the recent Campbellsville-Taylor County boys' basketball game.

    While the group put forth a great deal of effort in developing a routine to perform, they failed to consider the impression that part of their performance would have upon those in attendance.

  • Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

    Decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said to supporters of the civil rights movement in Washington, D.C., "... I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'

  • Congratulations, Megan, for a job well done

    Campbellsville and Taylor County were once again well represented at this past weekend's Kentucky Junior Miss program.

    Megan Romines made a Top 15 showing. Taylor County's junior misses always do well at the state program and this year was no exception.

    Megan, you should be proud of your accomplishments. We are. We congratulate you on your success and wish for you only more in the future.

  • Public business is your business

    In January each year, the News-Journal's editorial staff sends out more than a dozen identical letters, each to a different governing body.

    Sounds exciting, doesn't it?

    Well, it might not be exciting, but it's a very important part of our job.

    The letters are requests for notification of meetings, agendas and copies of information that our public officials discuss or review at their meetings.

    In the past, some public officials have questioned whether they must provide information to the media.

  • Recession is already here

    My mother recently told me that she heard on the news that they were looking for a recession in the next so many months.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I already found it a long time ago - what with scraping from paycheck to paycheck and outrageous bills being more than I make.

    The power companies and oil companies are clawing for what I don't have left over. It looks like most of us already had the heads up on this way before the news because we're living it.

  • Why can't we incent industry to move here?

    In response to the Jan. 7 front page article concerning the funding of the new Campbellsville industrial park, the question weighing on my mind, and I'm sure many other concerned citizens of Campbellsville, is what are the incentives for bringing industries into the existing unused spec buildings in Campbellsville and surrounding counties?

    Why put our focus on building more spec buildings when we can't even fill our existing ones?