Today's Opinions

  • November is National Adoption Month

    Dave Thomas, Lee Majors, former President Bill Clinton and Halle Berry. What do these famous people have in common? They were all adopted by someone who cared.

    November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and Gov. Steve Beshear has concurred, it is Adoption Awareness Month in Kentucky.

  • Problems at the polls

    Thank you for printing the sample ballot in the paper, because if you had not, I would not have voted on the correct one.

    The poll workers, the same ones who have been there year after year, did not hand me the correct ballot. In fact, they did not know whether to give many of the people a city or a county ballot. They were passing the people on to vote before they had checked the book. They were guessing.

  • Taylor County Clerk's response

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney had this response:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and tell us about the concerns you had on Election Day. I am glad to hear how the ballot being printed in the paper is used by voters in preparation for the Election. The County spends lots of money every election to advertise the ballot in the newspaper. The cost of the advertisement depends upon the size of ballot. The cost to run the ballot in the paper this year was $589.68, but it is money well spent when voters take the time to review it.

  • Why did you get so lucky?

    If you're not a regular subscriber to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, we bet you're wondering why you've received a copy of today's issue. Well, we wanted to show you what you've been missing.

    The News-Journal has the largest circulation in the community (see Editor Rebecca Cassell's column at right) of any printed material. And if you're not a regular subscriber, we believe it's only because you haven't realized just how important your community newspaper is.

    And there's no better way to prove our point than to simply show it to you.

  • It's up to us to make the right choice

    For weeks and weeks, OK ... make that months and months, we've been inundated with advertisements and speeches and photo ops from our national election candidates.

    Well, we're down to the wire now. And history will be made - we will elect either a black President or a female Vice President.

    But all of the hullabaloo of the past months aside, when you walk into the voting booth and close the curtain, it's important to ask yourself a few honest questions:

    - When I choose a candidate, am I truly voting for the candidate I believe will do the best job?

  • While we slept, Congress looted our Social Security

    High Social Security payroll taxes have contributed to yearly Social Security Trust Fund surpluses until the proclaimed surplus is now in excess of $2,140 billion ($2.14 trillion).

    However, Congress has elected to sacrifice Social Security on the alter of corruption by spending the entire surplus, requiring the U.S. Treasury to cover the embezzlement by issuing non-negotiable IOU bonds to the Trust Fund. Such irresponsible and reprehensible behavior should alert voters that no member of Congress has the integrity to be our president.

  • Lack of marching band hurts students

    Needless to say, after having read Calen McKinney's column in which it stated the Campbellsville High School band program has declined tremendously, as well as not having a marching band this year, it greatly affected me. It was at that moment that I began to reflect of my years in the band.

  • Juvenile arthritis a serious crisis

    When Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning return to Washington, D.C. after the November election for a "lame duck" session, they will have a final opportunity to complete work and pass the Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act (H.R. 1283).