Today's Opinions

  • 'Tis the season to volunteer

    The holiday season will soon be upon us, which is synonymous with celebrations that joyfully include food, families and friends. The holidays are also known to bring a sense of community that people express by spend time helping others.

  • When you don't snooze, you lose

    Here at the newspaper, we get news releases on an hourly basis from various groups and organizations across the country. Most probably don't realize we're a community paper and, that if it doesn't affect Taylor County or its residents, then we're probably not too interested.

    But every now and then, one comes across my desk - or into my e-mail's inbox - and it catches my attention. I opened one such e-mail the other day, and the first thought that passed through my mind was, "Well, duh ..."

  • More progress?

    Now that the election is finally finished and we're awaiting the transition of administrations, perhaps we can take the opportunity to consider more worldly and mundane subjects.

    I recently discovered information that may of interest to some of your readers, as it interests me.

  • Complaint about police, county attorney

    I want everyone to know about the wonderful City Police Department that Campbellsville has, as well as the prosecuting attorney's office.

    I have filed over five complaints with the County Attorney's office due to being constantly harassed by another person. I have had the police out here so many times I have lost count.

  • Take care of pets in winter

    Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to check our doghouses, patching and repairing all cracks and leaks. It is also the time for clean bedding, with straw being the best. This bedding will probably need to be replaced several times during the winter. Putting a board along the bottom of the door opening will keep the bedding in the doghouse. Turning the door away from the wind also helps protect our animals from the cold.

    Cats also need a house, something they can get into, not just a box in the garage or shed.

  • Time to sign up for Part D

    From now until Dec. 31, Medicare Part D is offering an "open-enrollment" period, meaning that seniors can change their prescription drug coverage to pick a new plan that better meets their needs.

    Seniors should jump at this once-a-year opportunity. Instead of being forced into a one-size-fits-all plan run by the government, Part D participants can choose among a variety of private insurance plans, custom tailoring their coverage to their particular drug needs.

  • Adoption a real choice

    All children should grow up knowing what it's like to be loved. No matter what.

    At the same time, "home" should be a safe place, a comfortable place, a place where a child's basic needs are met. Unfortunately, in our world today, not all homes are like that. And not all children grow up knowing what unconditional love is.

    However, there are families like the one featured on today's front page who have extra love to go around.

  • Protective orders can be misused

    Protective orders are a valuable tool that victims of domestic violence can use to protect themselves from their abusers.

    In granting Emergency Protective Orders and Domestic Violence Orders, the court may require the abuser to refrain from any contact with his or her victim and grant other remedies as necessary. This is a civil and not a criminal process.

    Protective orders are designed to protect someone against physical violence, stalking or the threat of physical violence. A protective order may be the only thing that keeps a victim safe from harm.