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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Student says county needs new elementary school

    If you don't support the nickel tax, you don't support the future of Taylor County.

    Refusing to pay for a small increase in property taxes is the first step to ruining our county, and denying the fact that our district needs new schools is completely uninformed.

    It's been nearly six years since I stepped inside the elementary school as a fifth-grade student, and as terrible as it was then - the cramped rooms, the water falling from the ceiling on rainy days, the musky smell of the bomb shelter basement - I can only imagine how awful it is now.

  • Principal says county needs new elementary school

    Taylor County Elementary needs a new school.

    When I began teaching at TCES in 1995, my fifth grade classroom was on the second floor of the 1939 wing. My walls would bubble up and burst open, spreading white powder over everything. Then, in 2003, I moved to the first floor of the 1939 wing. There I experienced moisture problems that actually caused my classroom library books to mold.

  • City projects making progress

    We appreciate the patience of the residents who are so affected by the Downtown Water Line Replacement Project. This project will replace many old water lines within the city and is well underway.

    Contractors have worked on many streets to install new lines or to change meters over to larger lines that are nearby. There are some yards and streets being disturbed and dug up in order to improve the lines and, in turn, the water quality.

  • Oak Ridge Boys have Kentucky ties

    Had Duane Allen not become a mega-success with The Oak Ridge Boys, chances are he would have become a highly successful basketball coach at some level.

    At least, that is how he had it planned.

    "I get right into the very intricacies of coaching," Allen said recently before taking the stage at the Kentucky State Fair. "I had dreamed when I was in school that I would be doing this until I got tired of it. I never dreamed it would last as long as it has.

  • Trail Town Triathlon is a success

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town Connexions Triathlon on Aug. 24 was a lot of fun and a great success.

    It began with a paddling stage - a three-mile loop on Green River Lake in kayaks and canoes - followed by a biking stage - a 20-mile loop around the lake area - then a running stage of five kilometers inside the state park. The weather was wonderful and the participant turnout was terrific.