Today's Opinions

  • Veteran thanks those involved with Vietnam ceremony

    I would like to thank all the following for your help and support in any way for the 50th anniversary Vietnam veterans welcome home.

    First and foremost, a special thank you to each of the Vietnam veterans that came out for the parade.

    Next, I would like to thank the committee, State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, Charlie Shaw, Larry Smith and Calen McKinney.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours


    By the time this newspaper hits the stands, those neatly wrapped packages will have been opened and I'm sure one of my cats will have eaten a bit of the paper. Seems like a lot of work just to rip it open in the end.

    I finished my Christmas shopping last weekend. Stores were crammed with shoppers, so it seems everyone else had the same idea.

    Most of my shopping this year was done online, but I had to pick up a few items in Elizabethtown.

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  • Making the move to the CKNJ

    Next year, I will have been in journalism for five years, but I'm still in unfamiliar terrain with my newest assignment as a staff writer for the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    When I first enrolled at Lindsey Wilson College, I only knew one thing about what I wanted to do: it had to be in sports. It was the one thing that I had been passionate about for my whole life.

  • Turpin continues to support local library

    It isn't often that one has the opportunity and extreme luck to work at a job that they love.

    For nearly three years as the director of the Taylor County Public Library, I was indeed so lucky.

    During my time as director, I was often humbled and moved by the outpouring of support from the community, staff and board of trustees.

  • Being truly thankful

    As we draw closer to Thanksgiving, I find myself this year with even more reasons to be thankful than in the past.

    I always count my family, my church, my home and job among the main reasons, and like many of you, I'm always thankful for my friends. But this year, due to a severe illness one of my friends is battling, I'm especially thankful for him.

  • Real estate appraiser supports Chad Shively for PVA

    In my career as a real estate appraiser and researcher, I have seen literally every county courthouse, deed room and tax office between I-65 and I-75 from Louisville to the Tennessee line and beyond. That is how I came to realize how fortunate I was to be headquartered for many years in Taylor County, where we have the most top-notch county clerk and property valuation administrator offices around.

  • Realtor supports Chad Shively for PVA

    I highly recommend Taylor County residents to vote to keep Chad Shively as our property valuation administrator.

    Chad has made my job as a realtor a lot easier when it comes to doing a market analysis or comparable sales search for properties. He's always easy to reach, whether it's a phone call to his office, a text to his cell phone or a message to him on Facebook. No matter what time of day it is, he always responds. Real estate isn't a 9-to-5 job, so it's important for me to have my contacts readily available for questions and advice.