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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Tourism is big business

    As big a business as tourism has become in our community - $42.8 million in 2007 - it's important for us to put on a good show.

    And the show at Green River Lake is a major reason for our success. Whether it's fishing, water sports, camping or simply relaxing with friends, there's literally something for everyone to enjoy at the lake.

  • Bigfoot and Elvis are laughing at us

    For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by cryptozoology - the study of and search for animals yet to be classified. Things like the yeti, the Loch Ness monster and the abominable snowman grabbed my attention at a young age and have managed to hold me in their grip ever since.

    Naturally, I was drawn into the story of two north Georgia men who said they had inarguable proof of the ever-elusive Bigfoot. They had a body stuffed in their deep freezer.

  • Serving one another should be our goal

    It is with mixed emotions that I recently read about the communication issues between the Taylor County Tourist Commission and the Economic Development Authority. During the years of 1993-1998, I worked for the Tourist Commission and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, first as assistant to Everette Lee, and later as executive director of both entities. I hold both agencies dear to my heart.

  • University benefits us all

    First, one notices the increased traffic. Then it's the busy parking lots. Those are two of the more obvious clues that Campbellsville University has begun a new semester and students from all over have arrived to make Campbellsville their temporary home.

    But there are other clues as well, some much less noticeable to the average person.

    With a fall semester enrollment of 2,405, there will be extra people to spend money in our stores, buy our gas, eat our food and attend our activities.