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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Starting school in late August is a win-win for all

    The cost of goods rose more than expected in July. Families are feeling the pinch as the cost of food, energy and clothing is going up and salaries are staying the same. Taxpayers cannot bear a heavier load in order to give the schools the added increase they need to operate - especially when our schools are not being fiscally responsible with the resources they already have.

  • Teen Board worth your time

    Here at the News-Journal, we're gearing up for the fifth year of our Teen Editorial Board.

    And we're excited.

    The staff at our office is a little too far removed from their teenage years to be trying to tell our readers what's going on in the world of teens. Because of that, we decided a few years ago to let the younger generation tell about their world in their own words.

  • Getting paid less and less, spending more and more

    Our United States is now nothing more than a nation of closed doors, locked up tight and bolted from the inside while any other doors refuse to open and provide advancement in one's life, if that one is the common working man. This is a land of lost hopes and dwindling opportunities for those who have to struggle for a living that they can hardly keep up.

  • The buck stops at the School Board office

    We were expecting a big crowd at Tuesday night's Taylor County School Board meeting. Boy, were we surprised when no one showed up.

    We were as concerned as anyone when we learned about the "top story" on WHAS' Monday night news broadcast. A suspected problem with mold and mildew at Taylor County Elementary School making many children ill is certainly something parents need to know about.

  • There's no place like home

    It's been just about a year since I left my parents' house and dove head first into homeownership.

    If the past year has taught me anything, it's that you can never have enough money and there will always be something that needs fixing.

    I've learned how to use a drill (and the strange looking accessories that go with that drill), that watering plants every day may not be good for them and that sump pumps aren't fun when they aren't working correctly.