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Today's Opinions

  • DYW co-chairs say thanks

    Another year is in the books for the Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County program.

    This year, as always, we were committed to providing a showcase for some of the communities most outstanding young women and support them with the opportunity to present their achievements and talents for scholarship opportunities.

    The Class of 2014 offered 12 of our community's most exceptional girls, competing for more than $9,000 in cash scholarships and more than $70,000 in college offered scholarships.

  • Community needs anti-drug coalition

     

    The consequences were dire and life lasting. Hopefully, the message will be too.

    But without the community's agency geared toward educating our youth about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, just how many more students will hear such a message?

    As his mother for the morning, I was very disappointed in him.

    Here is the truth - my 14-year-old "son" was drunk and had gotten behind the wheel of a car. After crashing the car, his best friend was dead and my son was in jail, charged as an adult for his crimes.

  • Infamous 'picketers' visit CU campus

     

    Earlier this month, the infamous "picketers" arrived at Campbellsville University with signs declaring doom to students who did not repent from their "progressive" theologies.

    While many see groups such as this one as intolerant or crazy, it's important not to get lost in fighting against their "preaching."

    Though I don't agree with what this group has to say, I most certainly think they have a right to stand on the sidewalk and defend what they believe.

  • County well represented at state fair

    The Taylor County Tourist Commission and Taylor County Fiscal Court would like to thank all of the community members who supported the Kentucky State Fair.

    This was the second year that Taylor County sponsored the opening ceremonies reception. The event was again a success. We just wanted to send a special thanks to all the sponsors for the reception.

  • Chamber thanks golf tournament supporters

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the hole and corporate sponsors and to those who donated items for our goody bags. Without these people, the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble would not be a huge success.

  • Nothing like Kentucky tomatoes

    Whenever I am confronted by atheists, I simply make the point that if there weren't a God and he didn't love us, there wouldn't be such a thing as the beloved homegrown tomato.

  • What murderers cannot kill

    There's a surprising grace that falls our way whenever someone unexpectedly sings a beautiful song.

    It was a Susan Boyle moment whenever Angela Hockensmith began her solo in our church one Sunday morning. I could sense people looking wide eyed at each other. Like me, they were silently saying, "I didn't know she could sing like that."

  • Celebrate all community offers

     

    I love this time of year. It's the time when it's a little cool in the morning and night, but still warm during the day. And there is plenty to do on the weekends.

    From a fall festival to community cleanups to fundraisers, school and church events to sports and other competitions, there is no shortage of stuff to do. Those who say there is nothing to do in Campbellsville are just wrong.

    This Saturday is no exception. Taylor County High School will host its annual band competition, which I look forward to every year.