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Today's Opinions

  • Gun control not the answer to senseless violence

    During his news conference in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama pushed hard for Congress to quickly enact new and more restrictive gun control measures.

    He also signed 23 executive orders positioned as actions to keep our nation’s children safe.

  • Stan the Man: A baseball legend

     

    “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”
    — “The Sandlot” (1993)

    A great American legend, and one of my heroes, was buried last week. But “Stan the Man” Musial was more than a hero, he was and remains a legend. And legends live on, influencing those who come behind them, inspiring new acts of courage and goodness.

    Though dead, Stan Musial lives on.

  • Getting a head start on spring cleaning

    Spring officially begins in 47 days.

    While delightfully out-of-season Ocean Waters from Sonic and frequent ill-advised trips to the tanning salon have helped me avoid obsessing over the countdown, unfortunately, I don’t think my house can wait that long.

    Four years at Lindsey Wilson College helped me gain a well-rounded education, lifelong friends and an accumulation of items that I simply don’t need anymore.

  • A dream comes true

     

    The building will soon be bare, the stories it once held packed for safekeeping.

    The Taylor County Public Library is moving. I’m thrilled at the news, but also saddened.

    I grew up at the library, literally. As a child, I went to the library at least once a week.

    I learned to appreciate reading from my parents, but also from my extended family, my friends at the library.

  • Support pro life

    Each January, we remember with sadness the day the Supreme Court handed down legislation that legalized abortion on demand in the historic cases known as Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

    Since then almost 56 million human babies have been brutally killed, torn apart limb by limb with surgical tools. Today and every day in the United States, more than 3,000 babies will be deprived of their right to life as they are murdered in their mother’s womb.

  • City responds to EMS letter

    The mission of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Emergency Medical Service and the Campbellsville Police CPD Communications Center, E-911, is to provide prompt and technically competent emergency medical service to the citizens and visitors of Campbellsville and Taylor County. The women and men who serve in this capacity live up to their mission every day.

  • Reader not pleased with EMS

    My name is Danny Sprowles. On Dec. 28, I was awakened by my wife, who couldn’t breathe. I called 911 and gave my address and the call went to Taylor County Rescue Squad. They transferred me to Lexington then to LaRue County, who sent an ambulance.

    My wife died. I live on the LaRue County line, nine-tenths of a mile over the line. So if you have an emergency, don’t depend on them to go to the county your house is in.

  • Second inauguration is unneccessary spending

    When athletes score a touchdown or hit a home run, sportscasters often say, “Act like you’ve been there before.”

    That’s good advice, especially for politicians like presidents and governors who are re-elected to office.

    When being elected, there’s always a celebration for the official inauguration of a president or governor. That’s fine.