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Today's Opinions

  • Health board actions not proper

    While Taylor Countians enjoyed the pretty weather and maybe a nice summer barbecue on the evening of June 24, they had no idea their rights to good government (and public health) were being compromised in Russell Springs when the Lake Cumberland District Board of Health had its summer meeting.

  • We'll take all the new businesses we can get

    Most of us could all agree that economic development is important to our community.

    Since Fruit of the Loom and Batesville Casket Co. abandoned our town a decade ago, we were left with picking up the pieces of what was left.

    But we picked up those pieces and have actually been able to diversify our local businesses, with the addition of Amazon.com and others.

  • R U serious?

    I never knew "texting" was a hobby.

    Apparently it's a pretty popular one, according to the contestants vying for this year's Miss Pre-Teen Taylor County Fair title.

    Nearly half of those contestants listed sending text messages as one of their hobbies, along with swimming, spending time with friends and family and going shopping.

    I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and will never pass up a trip to any mall ... but texting? As a hobby?

  • We learned from the very best

    "An all-around newspaper man should be able to write a poem, weigh corn, discuss the tariff, umpire a ballgame, preach the Gospel, beat a lawyer, report a wedding, saw wood, describe a fire, make a dollar do the work of ten, shine at a soiree, address a horticultural society, measure calico, abuse the liquor habit, test whiskey, subscribe to charity, go without meals, attack free silver, defend bimetallism, sneer at snobbery, wear diamonds, invent advertisements, overlook scandal, praise prize babies, delight pumpkin raisers, administer to the afflicted, heal the disgruntled, fight to t

  • Politician or preacher?

    I have never stood up in front of a church and delivered a sermon. Nor have I sweat under a tent preaching a revival. And assuredly I can say I have never given a homily. That does not stop any of my children from asking me to stop preaching at them on a regular basis.

    I have also never run for office. Not in a public forum, or even when I attended school. That has not stopped me from trying to swing the popular vote in my direction in my own household.

    Isn't every politician a preacher? Isn't every preacher a politician?

  • Why have speed limits if they're not enforced?

    I was wondering why we have speed limits on county roads that are not enforceable? People speed up and down Tabernacle Road and other county roads and nothing can be done.

    Families with children live on these roads. A family pet was hit on Tabernacle Road not more than 4 feet from its owner while they were crossing the road, because the driver was going too fast to slow down. Law enforcement was called and we were told that though there are now county road speed limits they are not enforceable.

  • Man of the Year does much to serve others

    Each year in June, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County men with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one man, in particular, who excels in his family, career, community and church.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Man of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff members chooses a winner based on those nominations.

    This year's honoree is Ben Martin.

    The decision was a difficult one for the judges. There were more than 10 different men nominated.

  • CES playground committee

    The Campbellsville Elementary School playground committee would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the CES Walk-a-thon. The Walk-a-thon was to raise money for a new "We All Play" playground.

    Thank you for helping us to enhance the body, mind and spirit of every child at Campbellsville Elementary School as they learn through play. Your dedication to the future leaders of Taylor County is greatly appreciated.

    Arby's, Dairy Queen, Lee's Famous Recipe, McDonald's, Mr. Gatti's, Papa John's, Radio Shack, Rent Depot, United Dairy Industry and Wal-Mart.