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Today's Opinions

  • Get away from abuse

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    I know, you are probably thinking that sounds rather corny. Yes it does and isn't that a wonderful thing? In my opinion, our world could certainly use a little more corn.

    So many troubled souls are in our world. We as human beings play such important roles in others' lives. Most times we don't even know what an impact we may have made on someone. To think that something I may have said to someone in passing made them laugh or brought them a positive feeling is very humbling to me.

  • The political horizon

    Like most everyone with newspaper, news magazine, television or Internet facilities, I've been keeping up with (as best as I can) the latest national and state political developments.

    Sometimes things move too fast for me to absorb and understand them, especially on the national front. It gets confusing when there are two national parties and dozens of candidates competing for the presidential nominations, though events have narrowed the fields considerably and made it somewhat easier to follow.

  • City Schools vote to make travel easier

    It's funny how far two dollars will go.

    For sports teams and other extracurricular groups at City Schools, it may not be how far $2 will take them but the psychological boost knowing they may not have to raise that much more just to participate for their school.

    In January, a Campbellsville Board of Education proposal was floated that traveling groups from City Schools would have to pay $3.86 a mile for bus travel.

  • Beagles rock at Westminster

    I'd been looking for the right time to return to this page, and when my ole buddy Uno carted off the top dog ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club Show last week, I figured the moon and stars were actually aligned.

    Words started flowing off my paws again like campaign promises. I could hardly stifle myself.

    Yes, it's time for change all right. Why can't a canine run for the White House? Lord knows there's been some dogs already on the campaign trail.

  • Some lessons about race do come early in life

    February is Black History Month, probably as good a time as any to let Skip know I'm sorry even if the offense committed against him occurred nearly 50 years ago.

    The memory is as vivid as the permanent stain put on our society by the way black people have been treated for decades.

  • Any savings is a good savings when buying drugs

    For some reason, it always seems more difficult to fork over the money for necessities than it does for luxuries. It's much more pleasant to spend money going to the movies than paying the electric bill.

    But the electric bill is a necessity for all of us. And so is medicine.

    A story in Monday's News-Journal gave the details on local pharmacies' generic drug programs, programs that are going to save us all some money.

    Generic drugs, according to the FDA, are exactly the same as brand-name drugs. They just cost less.

  • It's time to unearth Lincoln family legends

    Many of us who have lived in LaRue County all our lives are descended from this region's earliest settlers.

    Our ancestors homesteaded in what was then Hardin County in the early 1800s, during the time the Lincoln family toughed it out at Sinking Spring Farm and Knob Creek. That means plenty of family legends, some with substantiation, have resurfaced with the focus on the Lincoln Bicentennial - the 200th celebration of the birth of our most famous native son, Abraham Lincoln.

  • Comment on our stories online

    As many readers already know, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has been in the process of redesigning its Web site since late last year.

    While it's still not all that it will be eventually, it's getting better all the time.

    A few weeks ago, we added an archive search that allows readers to search the past several months' issues. We eventually hope to provide older archives, though that may be some time in reaching our Web site.