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Today's Opinions

  • And we're off to a good start

    And we're off, to coin a popular Derby day refrain.

    Last Tuesday, Steve Beshear was inaugurated as Kentucky's new governor. Let's hope that Campbellsville and Taylor County are as well represented in what happens during the next four years as we were in Beshear's inaugural parade.

    Band members from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools as well as the Campbellsville University Marching Tigers were a part of Tuesday's celebration.

    It's commendable that our small community had three groups invited to be a part of such a momentous occasion.

  • Why free speech is on thin ice

    "Rumor is a pipe

    Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures,

    And of so easy and so plain to stop

    That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,

    The still-discordant wavering multitude,

    Can play upon it."

    - Shakespeare's King Henry the Fourth, Part II

    Shakespeare scribbled his thoughts more than 400 years ago. Do you think he had any clue what the Internet would do to bolster a society hungry for prose, information and blatant hatred?

  • Need real people in office

    I totally agree with Paul Harmon, Terry Keltner, Doug Mullins, David Ellis, Ricky Cox, Betty Amos, Miranda Nunn, Henry Berry and many others about the proposed Campbellsville City Council smoking ban. We need people like this in City Hall who can see the real world.

    I have known for several months that a few City Council members and a few do-good, know-it-all City employees were out to get Mayor Brenda Allen, but I didn't think I would live to see the day that she would side with these clowns against her friends and the people who elected her.

  • Holidays are a time of giving

    Someone once said: "The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."

    And around this community the hearts are always warmer than the dead-of-winter weather.

    The Holiday Helpline has ensured that nearly 400 families will have a better Christmas than they might have had otherwise. But the Helpline isn't taking credit. That credit belongs to the community - the one that is always so giving.

  • Montana tickets way too scarce

    Well, it's finally over. At long last, "The Big Event" is over, and we weren't there.

    "The Big Event," for those of you without young daughters, is ... well, was ... the Hannah Montana concert. And it was Wednesday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    AND ... my daughter and I were not there.

    But let me tell you, it wasn't for a lack of trying.

  • End-of-the-Year review points to progress, accomplishments

    The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the many good things that are happening at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and to share this good news with residents throughout the region the college serves.

    ECTC President/CEO Dr. Thelma J. White reminds us from time to time that good things happen by choice, not by chance. We agree. As members of the college's Board of Directors, we are pleased to recognize White's leadership and the good work that has been accomplished this year by the college's faculty and staff.

  • Councilman opposes smoking ban

    My name is Paul Harmon. I'm currently a member of the Campbellsville City Council, and I am vigorously against imposing any smoking ban on private businesses. I'm against it because it isn't fair.

  • Christmas brings out the best in young writers

    Jolly Old St. Nick. St. Nicholas. Mr. Claus. Ho Ho. All are synonyms for Santa Claus, the man who brings magic to children all over the world each year at Christmastime.

    Each year when the Letters to Santa start arriving at the Central Kentucky News-Journal's office, we are touched by the poignancy and trust expressed in these most personal of sentiments to Santa.