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Today's Opinions

  • They are only kids once

    Today is Halloween. My 79-year-old father and my 76-year-old mother drove more than 600 miles from Missouri to take my children trick-or-treating. This is something they have done for many years, and each year we worry this will be the last year they will be able to make the trip.

    I rushed home today after work to help my children get into their costumes, only to find out that they had homework.

    Their summers have been shortened to almost nothing. Now you're taking Halloween away from them, too?

  • Residential nominations for National Register

    Plans are being made at this time to pursue a Campbellsville Residential Historic District nomination for historic properties in the Lebanon Avenue, Duffy Street, Jackson Street, High Street, North Central Avenue and Maple Street residential areas.

    The listing in the National Register provides recognition of the importance of a historic property, but it does not place any obligation or legal restriction on the use of the property by the owner.

  • Veterans deserve our thanks

    It would be difficult to ever forget their faces ... faces I watched that day from behind the safe impersonality of my camera's lens.

    They were the faces of the families of our local Kentucky National Guard members who were leaving for Operation Enduring Freedom three years ago this month ... parents and grandparents ... children and spouses.

    The soldiers' faces were solemn and stoic. They were leaving to do their jobs. Their duty. But it was their families' faces that I remember best.

  • Looking for veterans

    My name is Kyle Nappi. I am 17 years old and I live in Ostrander, Ohio. I was wondering if you could do me a favor.

    I have a big interest in history, specifically World War II. I collect military medals, patches, badges, insignia, field gear and a very unique thing, veterans' autographs. I have a scrapbook collection of autographs from military veterans who served during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War and the present war in Iraq.

  • Proud parent of a soldier

    Watching our kids grow up, we always wonder what they will grow up to be. We try to help them, but eventually it will be their own decision. We can only hope and pray that they will make good choices as they get older.

    That brings me to Pfc. Montrell Durham. Montrell was a graduate of Campbellsville High School, where he played football. He liked playing, but as his father, I don't think he had the drive or motivation to be an outstanding player.

  • Mayor discusses annexation issue

    Several council members and I have been visiting with residents in the proposed annexation area this past week. Several good questions have been asked by the residents and I thought it may be useful to those who will be voting on this issue to know the questions and answers prior to the election:

    Will the school district change?

    No, the city and county school districts have nothing to do with the city limits.

    When will the sewer be installed?

  • Schools a non-issue with annexation

    Someone somewhere said that information only brings us closer to our ignorance. Misinformation, it turns out, is far worse than some information, or no information at all.

    We find that to be true in national and state politics where, evidently, you can make all manner of claims without documentation. It's evidently becoming a more and more acceptable practice. It's a game of who can misinform better than the other guy.

    But misinformation certainly isn't isolated to national and state politics.

  • Hospital doctor went beyond call

    On Saturday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, I was having severe trouble breathing. As soon as I arrived at Taylor Regional Hospital emergency room, the ER staff, including the ER doctor that day, attended to me immediately.

    I just wanted to let Taylor County people and those in surrounding counties know how well trained the emergency room staff is. If I had not received immediate attention, I don't know what would have happened.