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Today's Opinions

  • Why no alcohol sales on Sundays?

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    - The First Amendment,
    Constitution of the United States of America

  • System failing murder victim

    Brianna Brucker is charged with murdering her 3-month-old son, Charles Brett Hayden Jr. So why would she be released with out posting any bond?

    Brucker, 20, and her husband, Dale Brucker, 26, the boy’s stepfather, have been charged with her son’s death. Brianna Brucker was held in jail on a $100,000 cash bond, which was reduced last week to $50,000, unsecured.

    Dale Brucker has requested that his $125,000 bond be reduced, but that request has been denied.

  • 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.

  • Secondhand smoke a serious threat
  • 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.