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Today's Opinions

  • No one should have to live in fear

    The numbers aren't looking good.

    Last year, victims' advocate Heather Barnes investigated 215 domestic violence complaints. This year, she has already investigated 296 ... and that's only through the end of September.

    There were 273 days from January through September, which means that there has been more than one a day.

    Like we said, the numbers aren't looking good.

    And that's sad.

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when officials try their best to get the word out that it doesn't have to be this way.

  • Every vote really does matter

    I have always loved documentaries.

    Give me a movie about some real-life situation, a good book of someone's memoirs or a television show documenting something worth watching, and I'm set.

    I didn't realize I had a thing for documentaries until maybe seven years or so ago when I began watching real-life crime shows and made-for-TV movies on Lifetime.

    My first crime shows were "CSI" and "Law and Order SVU."

    I know those shows aren't documentaries, and aren't real life, but it got my interest in real-life crime dramas started.

  • When I'm wrong, I can admit it

    I don't mind admitting when I'm wrong. And boy was I wrong last week.

    Earlier this year, I wrote a column and a front-page story asking those who might be interested in starting a community reading club to contact me. More than 20 people responded, and we had the first meeting of the CKNJ Bookmarks in April.

    Our first book was "Marley and Me" by John Grogran. The story of a family and its neurotic dog, the book was a great read and we're all looking forward to the movie based on the book, which is scheduled to be released in December.

  • Take time to give thanks

    Giving thanks is what the approaching Thanksgiving season is all about. But sometimes it's more difficult to do that than it should be.

    We all have much for which we should be thankful. But how often do we express our appreciation?

    If you're like me, then it's not often enough.

    You see, it's too easy to complain ... Who forgot to empty the dishwasher? Whose turn was it to feed the dogs? The laundry is piling up, the garbage needs taking out, the car needs vacuuming, the kids' bedrooms are a disaster ... I could go on and on.

  • Disappointed in alcohol decision

    My name is Mae Kearney and I have lived in Taylor County most of my life. I lived in Green County briefly when I was a small child. I was totally disappointed in our county, when I saw the headlines of our local paper on Monday, Oct. 20 making a big deal of the first drink of alcohol legally served in Campbellsville in 71 years.

    Recently, there was a big issue about smoking in restaurants. So now you cannot smoke in restaurants, but you can drink alcohol. Isn't this trading one evil for another?

  • Things won't change just because it's legal

    If anyone assumes since it is now legal to sell alcoholic drinks with a meal at licensed restaurants in Campbellsville that it will stop the trips to "wet" counties for the usual drinking and buying of six packs, whiskey and wine, I have to say, "You live in a dream world."

  • Actually think before choosing

    For those who listen to mainstream media such as NBC, CBS and ABC, you do not get the truth. They make up the news instead of reporting it. The truth of Obama's policies is to remove any reference to God, to support and provide to abort/kill babies. He also voted if a baby lives through a botched abortion to kill them as well. He will and does provide for and support the homosexual lifestyle. He says they should receive special treatment and funds the same as a man/woman in marriage.

  • David Boswell is most qualified

    With the mess this country is in under a Republican president and the mess our ex-Republican governor left the state in, why would we want to turn the country over to more Republicans?