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Today's Opinions

  • Don't water down Smoking Ordinance

    Who will Campbellsville City Council listen to - business interests or those interested in protecting the health of our workers? We'll find out in December when City Council next discusses a possible smoke-free law.

    At issue are the perceptions that smoke-free laws are bad for business and that installing ventilation systems will reduce secondhand smoke exposure. On both counts, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Keeping Cat Hollow open was right thing to do

    Thank you, Magistrate Milford Lowe. You saw the bigger picture of keeping Cat Holler (Hollow) Road open and had all the facts.

    My name is Stan Lowe and I live in Illinois, but my dad, Norman E. "Doc" Lowe was born in what was called "Lowe Town" back off of Cat Holler (Hollow) Road. So was my grandpa Norman Lowe and my great-grandpa William Lowe. My great-great-grandpa Obediah Lowe, was one of the pioneers of this part of Kentucky. He migrated from Virginia back in 1816. My ancestors, unlike the current owners, have paid taxes in that area of Kentucky for almost 200 years.

  • Don't need Council to take care of me

    Not only is it a lie that second-hand smoke is the third leading cause of death in the country, and not only is it a lie that 1,000 deaths in Kentucky resulted from second-hand smoke last year, not one person has ever died from second-hand smoke. Show me a coroner's report that says so.

    More precisely, if you review all the scientific studies of environmental tobacco smoke that have ever been completed, no significant scientific correlation between ETS and increased mortality can be shown.

  • Homeless are getting some help

    Food and shelter are two things most of us never have to worry about. But not everyone is so lucky.

    A story in Monday's News-Journal about the problems Debbie Martin experienced drives home the point that homelessness isn't just a big-city problem. It can happen here. It's a real problem, and a solution isn't always easy.

    Luckily, Green River Ministries is trying to do something about homelessness - and just about every other opportunity to help humankind.

  • People share their thanks

    It's always exciting to hear from readers. And it's especially nice to hear about good things that have happened.

    And, next week on Thanksgiving Day, anyone who picks up a newspaper will learn about some really good things that have happened to others in our community.

    It's nearly time to announce the winners of the News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving letters contest. And the judges are busy reading hundreds of letters of thanks.

  • A post-election prophecy

    Having just elected a governor who unashamedly ran on a platform of expanding gambling in the state of Kentucky, please allow me to make the following predictions:

    1) Within 12 months of the expansion of gambling in the state, whether it be a floating casino docked on the Ohio River, poker machines at truck stops, or expanded off-track betting facilities, the chapters of Gamblers Anonymous will increase significantly.

    2) Within six months of expanded gambling in the state, police sub-stations will begin to appear close to all major hubs of increased gambling.

  • On smoking ban

    I am so tired of reading the paper each week and it telling us that we can't smoke in public places. If you can't stand the smoke, keep your tails at home, inside a big balloon or something.

    So, now I'm saying ... what's worse, smoking in a restaurant or blowing your doggone nose at a table while I'm eating? That burns me up.

  • People dont want additional taxes

    I don't know what it means for three area school systems asking for voter endorsement of a "recallable nickel" tax, but last week's ballot results on other issues would not seem to bode well for any measure that would require additional grit from taxpayers.

    If I had sewage laying on the surface of my back yard, I might feel a little differently about annexation than the majority of people in a South Campbellsville precinct who had an opportunity to do something about it.

    The message is, I think: People are not going to vote extra taxes (or expenses) on themselves.