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Today's Opinions

  • Feeding America feeds those in Taylor County

    Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is a nonprofit, charitable food bank located in Elizabethtown, Ky. It is one of the 200 Feeding America affiliated Food Banks across the nation.

    The main purpose of this letter is to familiarize you with FAKH's mission; we have found that most people outside of our immediate area are not familiar with the very important role and the critical service we provide to those in need throughout the entire region of central, south central and western Kentucky.

  • A new hope for Taylor County

     

    If you build it, they will come.

    The old saying will hold true, I'm sure, for two new homes in Taylor County, The House of Hope and J&W's House of Hope. You can read about the homes on today's front page.

    The concept is simple - a handful of residents got together and are turning two houses into transitional homes for those who have battled drug addiction.

  • Learning from Fred Phelps' message of hate

     

    In the end, the family that disrupted - or tried to disrupt - so many funerals with their messages of hate took the easy way out. When news came that the Rev. Fred Phelps, whose small and rabidly anti-gay ministry known as the Westboro Baptist Church, had died on Thursday, his daughter said there would be no funeral for her father.

  • A fourth pair of shoes

    I owned three pairs of shoes when this story began.

    A pair of shoes showed up at my house a few years back. That's not all that unusual, except these showed up by themselves, with no one attached.

    I was coming up the drive to the garage one day when I saw a plastic Walmart bag with something in it lying against the house. There's always something laying around our house, mostly kids, so my curiosity wasn't peaked until a couple of days later. The bag was still there.

  • The Bible's message is not just in its words

    If you were to insist that what makes the Bible a special book is not its outward appearance - whether it's bound in leather or cloth, colored bright pink or plain brown - but what's inside - its message, meaning, and purpose - I would heartily agree.

    But then again, the very presence of the Good Book can not only speak to the soul, it can even save a life.

  • Newspapers let the sun shine light on government

     

    There's a lot of information out there, and you have the right to almost all of it, especially when it comes to your government.

    This week is Sunshine Week in the news industry, and it's a time to recognize the importance of letting light shine on open government and freedom of information, thus the name.

    We are often asked why we publish some things in our paper, like property transfers, food service inspections and other items of public record. The answer is an easy one; you have the right to know.

  • Reader upset with emergency notification

    Should a resident of Campbellsville find out via a McDonald's employee that the city is under a water advisory? That is how I found out this past weekend.

    I received no official alerts, although I do receive tornado, thunderstorm, amber, and golden alerts. No radio or television warnings were noticed. Did they exist and I missed them?

    Someone needs to take responsibility for this failure.

    Joanne Waller

    Campbellsville

  • Shake hands or fist bump?

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney couldn't have known the danger in the words they wrote with the Beatles first major hit, "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

    "And please say to me, you'll let me hold your hand."

    In case you haven't heard, holding and shaking hands can be hazardous to your health.