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Today's Opinions

  • Lovin' those biscuits

    The other day I was listening to some old eight-track tapes when I came upon one by Jerry Clower, where Jerry does a routine about biscuits. Jerry says the absence of homemade biscuits at the American breakfast table is one reason the divorce rate is going up.

    "Saddest sound in this world," Jerry said, "is the sound of them little canned biscuits being popped open early evah mawnin' in evah house in the neighborhood." Jerry goes, "Whop, whop, whop" as an illustration. It's enough to make a grown man cry.

  • Junior Miss says she's honored

    I want to take the opportunity to show my appreciation to the community for their overwhelming support of the Taylor County Junior Miss Program. When I first began this journey in June, I had no idea how intertwined the community as a whole would become in this process. I continue to be amazed at the vast generosity of both businesses and individuals in our area. Their involvement, both monetarily and socially, is so appreciated.

  • Residents should insist on school merger

    Sports followers of the local high schools are a bit perturbed because the local teams are still separated.

    All five counties surrounding Taylor County have long ago unified or merged into one unit. The local Campbellsville School must make the first move toward unification. Thus far, the merger or unification has not happened.

    One can think of several advantages such as better usage of funds and more equality of tax structures, better usage of facilities, and an end of segregation between rural and city students.

  • It's hard to find a good job

    Last month alone, 151,171 individuals across the nation filed for unemployment after being laid off from their jobs. And that number was down from June.

    This is certainly not good news for recent college graduates, as many have already learned firsthand that good jobs are hard to find.

    A story on today's front page illustrates the problem that just two recent graduates have faced: There are more people competing for fewer jobs.

  • Why can't we all do good deeds?

    I am a pain in the butt to my friends sometimes. I know it. They know it.

    In this techno world we live in today, there are way too many easy scams out there. So when my friends forward e-mails to me, I nearly always question them with a quick Google or Snopes search.

    This past weekend, however, I had to eat my words. And I was quite happy to do so. The e-mail I was received was a story about a 4-year-old girl who wrote a letter to God after her dog died.

    The letter read:

  • More reason to be wary of HPV vaccine

    You may remember a previous letter from me regarding the Gardisil HPV cervical cancer vaccine. Last week, an important update was made available. The concerns I expressed are now articulated in The New England Journal of Medicine's editorial "Reasons for Caution" by C. Haub, MD.

    The article clearly states, "We still lack clinical evidence of an effective vaccine against cervical cancer."

  • Mother unhappy with lack of child support enforcement

    I've been writing to the paper off and on for 10 years concerning the gross injustices in my children's child support case. I do have one more key question to ask: Why is justice so blind?

    My ex-husband has had an active warrant for nonsupport for the past three years. Three long years for us. He had a warrant for probation violation relating to child support. He is a Class D felon.

  • I'll save your shorts if you'd like to come back and get them

    The following is a description of an incident that happened at my home sometime on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

    I worked in the office of Dr. Max Downey in Columbia on that day and was out of my home from about 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. I returned home, not suspecting anything wrong, and after a good night's sleep arose the next morning and after breakfast took a shower.