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Today's Opinions

  • See you at the polls

    I'm sure most of your readers are as relieved as I am that this election campaign is drawing to a close. My stomach is beginning to turn at the television ads every time I hear the various ridiculous promises along with the statement, "My name is XXXXX and I approved this message." And the talking heads on the political commentary programs are just about as nauseous. Newspapers aren't quite so bad; at least I can turn to the comics section and read the real funnies.

  • It's the behind-the-scenes that amazes

    We probably saw you. And after this past weekend in Campbellsville, there's a good chance we did. Between the fall festival at The Homeplace on Green River, the Taylor County Marching Band Invitational and 2nd Sunday, and that's not counting individual church and other organizations' events, there should have been something to interest just about anyone. And we hope you were there.

  • It's time to be responsible

    OK, so now it’s here. What are we going to do with it?

    Back in May, City voters chose to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink. Many were in favor of it; still many others opposed.

    The “fors” got it.

    And now, last Friday, the first restaurant to obtain a liquor license – Café Bonin - served its first drink.

  • Vote for Boswell

    If you are like me, you have watched with a sense of disgust and disbelief over the past few weeks as the results of the last 14 years of Republican greed, and shortsightedness have come home to roost. You remember the "Republican Revolution of 1994," don't you?

    We as voters in the 2nd Congressional District have stood by and watched as the Republicans and their "trickle down economics" have literally sold us out year by year with subsidies and tax breaks to the very companies that we made great, so that "we could compete in the world market."

  • October is "Talk About Prescriptions" Month

    Did you know that more than two-thirds of all doctors' visits end with a prescription being written?

    More than 9,000 children under the age of 6 were exposed to powerful prescription painkillers between 2003 and 2006, the nation's poison control centers reported. The average age of children affected was 2 and nearly all of the events occurred at home.

    Here's how to protect your young children from accidental injury:

  • Let's compare our choices

    In a few days, a most important election will take place. Let's compare our choices.

    On the one hand, we have Sen. Barack Obama, whose only approach to solving a problem is by taxing it or regulating it. He and Sen. Biden have a pro-abortion record that is completely opposite the strong pro-life record of Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin.

  • Don't trash the Bluegrass

    Just the other day, I saw the pastor, members and youth of Elk Horn Baptist Church picking up garbage on the side of the road. They cleaned more than 15 miles of highway and ended up with many, many bags of garbage. I would like to thank them for their service to the community.

    When I was a little boy, I tossed some trash out of the window of our car. When my mother realized what I had done, she explained to me that we don't throw garbage out the window because it takes many years to rot and asked what I thought it would look like if everybody threw their garbage out the window.

  • Political letter deadline

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal welcomes letters on a variety of topics, including letters about political races and candidates.

    We anticipate there will be letters written supporting and possibly criticizing candidates. If you support a candidate, write and tell our readers the reasons why. If there's a candidate you don't particularly like, you can write about that, too.

    Use good taste and don't libel anyone. You can say what you believe, but personal attacks or allegations that cannot be verified will not be accepted.