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Today's Opinions

  • One of our own

    Campbellsville is becoming a recognizable name.

    Over the years, we've had several young ladies from our community selected to represent our state at the Miss America pageant. We've also had our share of well-known coaches and authors.

    Now, however, after the success that Taylor County High graduate J.B. Holmes saw at this past weekend's Ryder Cup at Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, there's no stretching the fact that many will recognize the name of our town even more.

  • McCain will lead

    John McCain's leadership qualities are needed to steer this country through difficult economic times and threats to our national security.

    McCain can be trusted to lead us because he has been vetted. As a naval officer of 22 years and with 26 years in Congress, he has the executive experience to administer our government and accomplish our domestic and international objectives.

  • Illegal aliens add to gas crisis

    The question asked was "Should we as consumers decrease the demand for oil in order to bring the supply up and hopefully bring prices down?"

    I have a much better way to bring gas prices down. Deport the 30-plus million illegal aliens living here in America, bring our troops home and put them on the Mexican border and let them actually protect our borders.

    You get rid of 30 million people, that's 30 million people who aren't using gas or buying petroleum products. You would also cut down on other ailments that America suffers from.

  • Strong fundamentals in tough times

    On Sept. 6, 2008, John McCain said there were "tough times all over America." In recent days, he has repeatedly said, "The fundamentals of the economy are strong."

    Aren't massive job losses, soaring deficits, devaluation of the dollar, rising unemployment, bank failures and the mortgage meltdown basic "fundamentals" of the economy?

    Here's a question I would ask him: "Which is it, John? How do you have a fundamentally strong economy when the aforementioned economic indicators have all headed south?"

  • Holmes should be honored

    I think there should be a J.B. Holmes Day in Campbellsville. There should be a big parade.

    Campbellsville should recognize the great talent we have. This needs to be done soon. Mr. Holmes is recognized around the world. His hometown should do the same thing.

    LaVada McClain

    Campbellsville

  • Congressional action to curb oil speculation will hurt consumers

    Congress continues to wrangle on measures to curb the alleged influence of speculators on oil prices. Republicans want to insert provisions on offshore and ANWR drilling, while Democrats prefer to focus on enlarging the regulatory powers of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    However the political maneuvering turns out, cracking down on investors will only harm consumers. There is no hard evidence that speculation is responsible for high oil prices, and the proposed legislation would hamstring the beneficial role that futures markets play in our economy.

  • We all need to take 'PRIDE'

    Fall is in the air. The evenings are getting chilly, children are planning their Halloween costumes and, before we know it, Christmas decorations will start appearing.

    But it's also a time for pride.

    October is "Roadside PRIDE Month" in southern and eastern Kentucky. Throughout October, residents will be picking up roadside litter and getting rid of items they no longer need.

    When children are told to clean up a mess, often their response is "... but I didn't do it." And, honestly, the rest of us often have a similar response.

  • Normal? What do you call normal?

    We all have it. Cluttering our spare rooms, basements, attics or garages. We accumulate it through the years, amassing massive collections as we make our way through life. Junk.

    My obsession began sometime during my high school years, when I started earning a dollar. I'd always been a film buff, and at some point I realized there was a whole world of movie memorabilia out there. And thus began my downward spiral into obsessive collecting of anything related to the films I loved.