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Today's Opinions

  • Teens show a lot of 'Insight'

    All too often, teens think that grownups don't believe they have anything to say that's important. After working with local teenagers on a monthly teen page called Insight, I can tell you this: That is simply not true.

    Steroid use by athletes. Abortion. Experiments on animals. Discrimination. Holiday shopping. Myspace. Politics. Technology. Games. Sportsmanship. You name it, and this year's Teen Board has covered it.

  • Take education off the back burner

    I am not a resident of Taylor County, but I have worked in this county since I was 18. Saying that, I feel that I have some interest in what goes on in this community. I am writing this letter concerning the recent job cuts in the Taylor County School System.

    My son is the Taylor County band director. His wife is the assistant. In the last few weeks, there has been a concern that the assistant's position would be cut from the program.

  • City's budget statement projects good times ahead

    Has anybody been thinking what we've been thinking, that they'd like to have the Mayor and the City Council's help balancing our budgets?

    In a time when making ends meet seems like the struggle of a lifetime, the City approved a budget that, among other things, includes a 5 percent pay increase for all full-time employees.

    Before someone accuses us of eating "sour grapes" let it be known that the CKNJ Editorial Board holds no animosity for our fine City workers. We believe a financially strong municipality sends a good message to its constituents.

  • True ethics reform takes leadership

    While I am encouraged to see Gov. (Steve) Beshear's increased attention to ethics reform, I am disappointed that he did not follow recommendations made in the more comprehensive version of this legislation passed by the Kentucky State Senate. As it relates to my office, the Governor should have followed the Senate's proposal to include the Secretary of State in the rotation of constitutional officers who make recommendations for appointments to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

  • Health care is America's most important issue

    The United States has the finest and most advanced health care system in the world, but millions of Americans do not have access to and cannot afford the high cost of health insurance.

    The American people should let every person in Congress know that the Republicans who voted to sustain Bush's veto of the Children Health Care Bill have for the time being abruptly ended the fight for all Americans to have available to them affordable and proper health care, and they should be remembered at election time.

  • Memorial Day turns out to be memorable

    At Monday's ceremony honoring Taylor County war dead and those who have served and are still serving, the Junior ROTC from North Hardin High School performed a "Prisoner of War/Missing in Action/Missing Man" ceremony.

    No other editorial comment is necessary but to allow you to read the script as read that day:

  • Will superdelegates fly?

    Kentucky's primary election is over, but the dust still hasn't settled.

    Shuffling through the vote counts the morning after the election was a somewhat disheartening experience for this reporter. Kentuckians came out in droves to vote, nearly doubling the pre-election turnout predictions. That's great, but that's not the problem.

    Hillary Clinton easily won the Kentucky Democratic presidential primary race. Barack Obama is claiming an overall victory. Clinton isn't conceding. The race, though the primaries are nearly over, is apparently still very much underway.

  • Economic development needs to go forward

    I think we could all agree that economic development is important to our community.

    Since Fruit of the Loom packed up its underwear and Batesville Casket Co. its caskets nearly a decade ago, developing the local economy has been one of our few salvations.

    One would think that hasn't changed. Economic development should be job No. 1 on everyone's mind.

    However, local governments can't seem to agree.