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Today's Opinions

  • Providing help to those who need it

    The Campbellsville National Guard unit has been activated once again. This time, however, it's not for war, thank goodness.

    When we've written stories in the past about our local unit being activated, it's always been with an aspect of concern for their welfare as they travel overseas to fight the war against terror.

    Now, it's others' welfare that's the concern.

  • It's time to put voting in the constitution

    Rarely, if ever, has an election captured global attention like this one. The race for the White House is a topic of conversation at dinner tables, in marketplaces and halls of worship and on news broadcasts around the world. Democracy is on full display, and the message is hopeful, forward-looking and bright.

    Here at home, the historic nature of this election is inspiring a kind of democratic renaissance. Registration and turnout are expected to reach historic highs.

  • Insight will be a winner this year

    I am excited. It's nearly time for a new teen board to start work, and it's going to be an awesome year!

    We have got a great group of teens for 2008-2009. And they're going to bring a new perspective to the News-Journal's Insight page. Several of them even have plans to enter the journalism field when they're finished with school.

    There are five Taylor County High students, four Campbellsville High students and one home-schooled student.

    And on Sept. 25, you'll get to meet them.

  • Nice prediction, Brockman

    I understand that CKNJ Sports Editor Bobby Brockman is wiping the egg off his face about Taylor County High School football stand outs. After he removes the egg, maybe Brockman could clean off that mustache from all that University of Louisville Kool-Aid he is obviously buying and drinking.

    Nice prediction Bobby. Go Big Blue!

    Robert Richerson

    Campbellsville

  • Not surprised

    In response to the letter about child support enforcement, it never surprises me to hear stories like this. It is wonderful how the justice system always has a computer error, etc., as it always has an excuse.

    My dad was one of those deadbeat dads. I don't know how many things I did without due to us not getting our child support. I can remember when all we had to eat was mayonnaise sandwiches and we wore shoes with holes in them.

    The jail can say they are sorry, but sorry doesn't help buy groceries, clothes, nor pay bills.

    Myrna G. Mills

    Campbellsville

  • Opposes change in drinking age

    In response to the renewed debate over underage drinking, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) reemphasizes its stance in opposition to lowering the drinking age.

    SADD believes that lowering the current minimum-age drinking laws would likely do little, if anything, to reduce problematic drinking behaviors on college campuses and would contribute to the downward age trending of initiation into alcohol use by legally moving it into the high school community.

  • Proactive vs. reactive

    Pro-ac-tive (adj): Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory.

    The horror story on today's front page about identity theft is an infomercial for the word "proactive."

    There will always be those who take advantage of others, and it appears to be getting easier to do in this technologically advanced age we live in today.

    That's why it's up to us to be proactive. It's a whole lot easier to take preventive steps rather than to take action after the fact.

  • A home away from home

    I felt it the moment I stepped on campus. The fall semester at Campbellsville University had officially begun and something about the air just felt different.

    I guess it was the sound of teenagers laughing while walking to dinner, seeing Stapp Lawn used as an Ultimate Frisbee arena or perhaps the most obvious sign was the lack of empty parking spaces on campus.

    Each spring and fall, students from all over the United States - and even from several other countries - move to the CU campus and call Campbellsville home.