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Today's Opinions

  • He is definitely 'one of ours'

    Many of us can remember listening to Everette Lee, one of the founders of Campbellsville's Fourth of July Celebration, remark on Main Street during opening ceremonies: "They're one of ours," when introducing someone being honored.

    That phrase could not be any more evident than when John "J.B." Holmes plays for the United States during the 37th Ryder Cup this week at Valhalla.

  • Cancer will change one's life forever

    The "c" word is one no one wants to hear.

    It changes your life, and the lives of your friends, family and perhaps everyone who comes into contact with you.

    After interviewing the Payne family (see today's front page story), I began thinking of how cancer has impacted my life.

    Three of my four grandparents have had some form of cancer. Today, only one of those grandparents is still living.

  • What a hen!

    It was a strange funeral. Just me, my husband Bud and a one-legged chicken.

    I was blubbering like a baby; Bud was punching at the rock-hard ground with a pair of post hole diggers and the chicken, wrapped in a soft towel and sprayed with ammonia to keep the neighbor's dog away, was going in the hole.

    My sweet little Crippie chicken died. She was the daughter of Russell Crow - who also survived various maladies before being mauled by a passing opossum - layer of many large brown eggs and a good companion.

  • Blood test could save your life

    I am writing to give readers my testimony. I participate in Jane Todd Crawford Hospital's yearly health fair. This year, I went on a Tuesday morning to have my blood drawn.

    By 7:30 the next morning, my family doctor's office called to tell me to have some more blood work done as there was an abnormality in my white blood cell count.

  • It's time for Operation Christmas Child

    It is that time again. Oh, I know, it still feels like summer, but before you know it we will be doing our Christmas shopping.

    It is also time to start Operation Christmas Child and shop for children around the world again. These gifts may be smaller, but they're precious to the children who receive them and you will be blessed in return.

  • Shame on pet owners

    This letter is for some pet owners ... Since when do you think it is all right to take baby kittens and other helpless animals and dump them on the city street or on a back road where no one can see you?

    You know they cannot find food, so you expect them to starve to death. Your neighbors do not want them foraging in their garbage looking for food and water. I have - and take care of - five beautiful animals that someone in town just discarded like a worn-out shoe. Shame on you.

  • Some skills are forever important

    "A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever." -Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889)

    We're excited! Woody, the Kentucky Wiener dog is back. And starting next week, children in Campbellsville and Taylor County can follow along through 10 weeks of his misadventures.

  • Presidential race will make history

    No matter who wins the presidential election in November, we will certainly experience a history-making race.

    If the Republicans win, we'll have a woman as vice president for the first time in history. If the Democrats win, the first black president will have been elected.

    Taylor County's voters have historically voted Republican in national races. It will be interesting to see if that holds true once again.