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Today's Opinions

  • Event helps give babies a fighting chance

    As much as we would wish that every baby is born healthy, life doesn't always happen like that. That's why organizations such as the March of Dimes are so important.

    The March of Dimes is a nonprofit health organization that works to give all babies a chance. Beginning with its founding in 1938 and the subsequent development of a vaccine to eliminate polio, the March of Dimes has saved the lives of millions of babies over the past 70 years.

  • Safety prevails over rumor

    I thought the whole thing would be over before I got there. But five hours and the makings of a serious sunburn later, I was still there, loitering about in the St. Andrew United Methodist Church parking lot, waiting. And waiting.

    Someone had fired shots at Campbellsville police officers at the trailer park on Sycamore Loop and I spent the majority of that day, Thursday, Aug. 28, exposed to the damaging rays of the sun and the even more damaging rumor mill.

  • Providing help to those who need it

    The Campbellsville National Guard unit has been activated once again. This time, however, it's not for war, thank goodness.

    When we've written stories in the past about our local unit being activated, it's always been with an aspect of concern for their welfare as they travel overseas to fight the war against terror.

    Now, it's others' welfare that's the concern.

  • It's time to put voting in the constitution

    Rarely, if ever, has an election captured global attention like this one. The race for the White House is a topic of conversation at dinner tables, in marketplaces and halls of worship and on news broadcasts around the world. Democracy is on full display, and the message is hopeful, forward-looking and bright.

    Here at home, the historic nature of this election is inspiring a kind of democratic renaissance. Registration and turnout are expected to reach historic highs.

  • Insight will be a winner this year

    I am excited. It's nearly time for a new teen board to start work, and it's going to be an awesome year!

    We have got a great group of teens for 2008-2009. And they're going to bring a new perspective to the News-Journal's Insight page. Several of them even have plans to enter the journalism field when they're finished with school.

    There are five Taylor County High students, four Campbellsville High students and one home-schooled student.

    And on Sept. 25, you'll get to meet them.

  • Nice prediction, Brockman

    I understand that CKNJ Sports Editor Bobby Brockman is wiping the egg off his face about Taylor County High School football stand outs. After he removes the egg, maybe Brockman could clean off that mustache from all that University of Louisville Kool-Aid he is obviously buying and drinking.

    Nice prediction Bobby. Go Big Blue!

    Robert Richerson

    Campbellsville

  • Not surprised

    In response to the letter about child support enforcement, it never surprises me to hear stories like this. It is wonderful how the justice system always has a computer error, etc., as it always has an excuse.

    My dad was one of those deadbeat dads. I don't know how many things I did without due to us not getting our child support. I can remember when all we had to eat was mayonnaise sandwiches and we wore shoes with holes in them.

    The jail can say they are sorry, but sorry doesn't help buy groceries, clothes, nor pay bills.

    Myrna G. Mills

    Campbellsville

  • Opposes change in drinking age

    In response to the renewed debate over underage drinking, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) reemphasizes its stance in opposition to lowering the drinking age.

    SADD believes that lowering the current minimum-age drinking laws would likely do little, if anything, to reduce problematic drinking behaviors on college campuses and would contribute to the downward age trending of initiation into alcohol use by legally moving it into the high school community.