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Today's Opinions

  • 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?

  • Hopes CKNJ can weather the storm

    I agree with you that everything changes (Richard RoBards' column 1-14-08). It is the worst pill to swallow. Even in good times we have to face the fact that even if they last for 50 years, they end way too soon.

    I am worried about the Greek philosopher's quote that you used. Heraclitus was also the proud owner of the suggestion that he and his fellow citizens should hang themselves for banishing their leader.

    I hope that you and the Central Kentucky News-Journal can weather the storm of change without the hangman's rope.

    John Stone

    Campbellsville

  • Court traveling a slippery gravel slope

    "I'm warning you," Mom says. "This is the last time!"

    That idle threat is probably heard on a regular basis in every household from here to Timbuktu. But Taylor County magistrates heard something similar recently, and we certainly hope they'll really start to listen soon.

    Last November, magistrates voted to adopt a resolution recommended by the Court's Transportation Committee that the County no longer accept gravel roads into its road system - with the exception of three roads already in the process of being accepted.

  • Simplify: Not as simple as it sounds

    You've heard it before, but as we enter the New Year it's good to remember. Here it is: Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Now, of course, I have to ask the question, "Where does most of your discussion fall?"

    My guess is, if you were determined to talk more about ideas, than events, and least and last of all, people, you would probably talk less ... period! Talking about ideas requires thinking, and let's admit it, that isn't easy.

  • 'Nothing endures like change'

    I'll admit that when I learned 11 days ago that the company I'm working for is going to shop itself around to potential new owners, you could have blown me over with a feather.

    Thirty-five years (3 1/2 less than I've been with my wife) will solidify a feel-good relationship. Times do change.

    I've been asked what's going to happen by fellow employees and the public alike. I wish I had THE answer they're looking for, because uncertainty breeds wild thoughts - most of them a waste of productive concentration.

  • Great leaders believe in more than thermselves

    I really enjoyed Rebecca Cassell's piece titled "Why Not Dream Big."

    Leaders are definitely something that this country is in need of.

    I don't know if the people who live through the times that are guided by great leaders know what they have. If I was alive during the time of Martin Luther King Jr., I think I could have recognized what a great man he was.

    I think we only judge leaders by their accomplishments after they are gone, or at least retired from their leadership position.

  • People are against smoking ban

    I would like to ask members of the City Council for a few minutes of their time to explain my views on the proposed smoking ban in Campbellsville.

    First, let me introduce myself so you can get a good understanding of which demographic I represent. My name is Matt Pendleton. I am a 33-year-old married man with three children, one of whom has asthma. I live in the county but work in the city.

  • Horne is the answer

    Whether it was attending a business function, private party, family celebration or running an errand, it seems everywhere I went over the holidays I ended up in a discussion with yet another Kentuckian who is fed up with Mitch McConnell.

    We now have a solution to the problem.