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Today's Opinions

  • Our students need your help

    We all know that kids do better in school when they also have hands-on activities that correlate with their studies. That's why we need your help.

    Each year, the News-Journal sponsors a Newspapers in Education project. Through this effort we call the "NIE" program, we supply copies of each Monday and Thursday newspaper to teachers who request them at local schools.

    This year, we have more than ever - 877 students in 43 classrooms.

    Here's how it works.

  • No more rubber stamps, please

    Please do not rubber stamp another piece of legislation for this administration. Especially not a corporate bailout that does nothing to prevent this from happening in the future and nothing to help the average American.

    We do not wish to be saddled with this debt in the future. We need our legislators to investigate this system failure and draft legislation to protect us from this type of failure in the future.

    Our President wants the Congress and the Senate to allow him to be the decider, but the people do not wish to support that way of thinking any longer.

  • Agree with Holmes' recognition

    I totally agree with LaVada McClain's Letter in the Sept. 25 issue of the CKNJ that we need to have a J.B. Holmes Day.

    I also think that there should be a street named after Holmes. We have a lot of streets named after other people from our community who have done some great things and J.B. should be no different. He totally conducted himself with dignity and showed great sportsmanship as he helped lead the USA team to victory in the Ryder Cup.

  • Elderly deserve our attention

    Aren't old people grand? They are wonderful people to be around and have lived through much of history being made. They have seen a lot through the years and have given of themselves over the same.

    The elderly should not be pushed to the wayside as if an inconvenience and insignificant by the young. I've seen some cases of this going on and it is sad. The elderly deserve the best of love and care in their advancing years. There is also so much we can learn from their experiences in life.

  • Poor customer service is too common

    In response to the "Poor customer service" letter in the Sept. 18 issue, I'm sure I know what establishment she is talking about. I, too, spend a lot of money at this establishment.

  • Help U.S. make history

    Regardless of who wins the presidential race on Nov. 4, history will be made. The U.S. will welcome either its first black president or first female vice president.

    Wouldn't you like to say you had a hand in making history?

    For those who haven't yet registered to vote, there is just one week left in which to do so. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 6. If you're registering at the Taylor County Clerk's office, you must do so before 4:30 p.m. Registration cards that are mailed in must be postmarked by Oct. 6.

  • Why ethics should matter to Congress

    Congress will never regain the faith of ordinary Americans until members of Congress win their trust. This appears to be a long way off.

    I see no other way to read the results of a recent poll by the Center on Congress at Indiana University. When it asked 1,000 people whether members of Congress are "honest people of good character," a rather stunning 42 percent said that most are not. Asked to grade Congress on holding its members to high ethical standards, 75 percent gave it either a D or an F.

  • Band students ahead of the pack

    It's with a heavy heart that I write this column and reveal something I never thought I would ever say publicly.

    I'm a proud alumna of the Campbellsville High School Marching Band and both enjoyed and dreaded my years of participation with the school's concert, jazz, pep and marching ensembles.

    But I have to say that I'm proud of the Taylor County High School Marching Cardinals this marching season and enjoy hearing the familiar echo of their instruments when leaving the News-Journal office.