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Today's Opinions

  • The face of farming takes on a new look

    When you think about farmers, what do you picture?

    For many, the word likely conjures images of a middle-aged man in overalls driving a tractor.

    Quint Pottinger is not that farmer.

    Recently, Pottinger was named an agriculture Champion of Change by the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture for his efforts to grow the next generation of farmers, his initiatives and his involvement in state agricultural organizations.

  • Reaching out to serve the world

    "And he said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.'"

    -Mark 16:15

     

    In today's issue, you can read a story about Zion Separate Baptist Church and their support for the Village of Nassian on Africa's Ivory Coast.

    Although the congregation is fairly small, with about 70 who attend every Sunday, their donations have funded 95 percent of the construction of a new church in Nassian.

  • More Kentuckians now have health insurance

    Kentucky got some exciting news this week.

    Already a national leader in establishing its own health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, it now is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to cutting the number of its residents with no health insurance.

    Kentucky ranked second, just behind Arkansas, in showing the sharpest reductions in people without health coverage under the law also known as Obamacare, according to a survey by Gallup, the national polling firm.

  • Holmes a class act on PGA Tour

    I've heard it said that golf is a good walk spoiled.

    I have to say I don't agree, and although I'm not what you'd consider a good golfer, I enjoy playing from time to time.

    This past week, I spent six days on the course at Valhalla Golf Club covering the PGA Championship. I got to see the best golfers in the world, and I realized just how bad my game actually is when compared to someone who plays for a living, and to be honest, that was no surprise.

  • Starting the year off right

    It's been said that each summer seems shorter than the last.

    And even though the days on the calendar don't really get any fewer, feeling that they go by in the blink of an eye is understandable.

    It seems like only days ago that local high school seniors went to prom and crossed the stage to get their diplomas. We wish them best of luck at college or the workplace.

    Students at Kentucky Christian Academy went back to class on Tuesday and Campbellsville and Taylor County students once again grazed their hallways starting Wednesday.

  • Making Campbellsville proud

     

    "Hey, that's J.B. Holmes from Campbellsville!"

    Those words were heard more often than you might think at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Tuesday.

    For anyone from Campbellsville, it might not seem like a big deal. After all, it's just J.B., or as most folks around town know him, John. But when you consider that he's playing on a worldwide stage, it's quite impressive that so many people are rooting for him.

  • Saying goodbye to summer

     

    I still remember it - the excitement of the first day of school.

    My school supplies were ready. I had carefully picked out a backpack, pencils, notebooks and markers.

    I loved milk breaks, reading and playground time. It was always nice to be in a homeroom with someone I knew, but I also enjoyed meeting new friends.

  • Sharing the stories

     

    As a reporter, there are some stories you just don't want to write.

    Bad stuff happens, and it's our job to report it. But that doesn't mean it's fun and we enjoy it.

    I've heard people question why we have published such and such story. They've also asked why those stories have to be printed on the front page.