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Today's Opinions

  • Volunteer for the home team

    Fall in southern and eastern Kentucky is a magical time. Fall foliage paints our hillsides with color. Driving through this scenery can be breathtaking.

    Unfortunately, litter spoils the views in some places. Please volunteer to solve that problem during October, which is Roadside PRIDE Month in southern and eastern Kentucky.

  • Let's keep it that way

    More than 300 people from Taylor and surrounding counties participated in the 22nd annual Green River Lake Cleanup on Saturday morning. And, after about three hours of work, volunteers had filled a record amount of trash bags.

    The 301 boy and girl scouts, school children, church group members and other individuals are to be commended for the efforts Saturday. While the cleanup has seen more volunteers in the past, this year's group collected 40 more bags of trash than last year's now-shattered record of 178 bags.

  • 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.