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Today's Opinions

  • Gas price hike hurts us all

    It's more than "water cooler talk" or casual conversation these days.

    The price of gas is affecting our everyday lives.

    It's hard for most of us to drive past a gas station without at least a casual glance at the price sign. And oftentimes that glance is more than just casual.

    Last Friday, stories about increasing gas prices were buzzing about, with projections as high as $4.50 or $5 a gallon.

    One common thread in nearly all the stories: Why?

  • Teaching active citizenship

    Trey Grayson

    Secretary of State

    When our founding fathers emerged from the Constitutional Convention in 1789, they gave America the principles that continue to guide us to the present. Not only does the Constitution guide American democracy, but it is the longest lasting constitution in human history and has served as an inspiration for democratic constitutions around the world.

  • Why is gas so high?

    If the national average gas price increased by 12 cents over a two-day period because of Hurricane Ike, then why did the prices in Campbellsville increase an average of 45 cents over the four days prior to Ike's landfall?

    This really seems like price gouging to me. They hear something on TV or the radio and up go the prices. How do we go about investigating this problem?

    Deane Haggerty

    Campbellsville

  • Poor customer service these days

    I left a local store this morning very frustrated. I spend between $100 and $200 a week at the local establishment. In today's economy, we have to cut costs where we can and the prices at that particular establishment can't be beat.

  • He is definitely 'one of ours'

    Many of us can remember listening to Everette Lee, one of the founders of Campbellsville's Fourth of July Celebration, remark on Main Street during opening ceremonies: "They're one of ours," when introducing someone being honored.

    That phrase could not be any more evident than when John "J.B." Holmes plays for the United States during the 37th Ryder Cup this week at Valhalla.

  • Cancer will change one's life forever

    The "c" word is one no one wants to hear.

    It changes your life, and the lives of your friends, family and perhaps everyone who comes into contact with you.

    After interviewing the Payne family (see today's front page story), I began thinking of how cancer has impacted my life.

    Three of my four grandparents have had some form of cancer. Today, only one of those grandparents is still living.

  • What a hen!

    It was a strange funeral. Just me, my husband Bud and a one-legged chicken.

    I was blubbering like a baby; Bud was punching at the rock-hard ground with a pair of post hole diggers and the chicken, wrapped in a soft towel and sprayed with ammonia to keep the neighbor's dog away, was going in the hole.

    My sweet little Crippie chicken died. She was the daughter of Russell Crow - who also survived various maladies before being mauled by a passing opossum - layer of many large brown eggs and a good companion.

  • Blood test could save your life

    I am writing to give readers my testimony. I participate in Jane Todd Crawford Hospital's yearly health fair. This year, I went on a Tuesday morning to have my blood drawn.

    By 7:30 the next morning, my family doctor's office called to tell me to have some more blood work done as there was an abnormality in my white blood cell count.