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Today's Opinions

  • Troops instrumental in success of surge

    I wanted to write and thank the community of Campbellsville for its support of our nation's sons and daughters serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. Campbellsville and Campbellsville University hold a special place in my life.

    I graduated from Campbellsville University in 1984 and have served as an Army chaplain for the past 16 years. I grew up in Hodgenville and still have family living there. My daughter is currently a freshman at CU.

  • Tigers take us on a fun ride

    Winding up an improbable run at a national title on Monday, the Campbellsville University Tigers left Kansas City with their heads held high.

    After all, the Tigers went farther than any other Campbellsville University basketball team in history - to the semifinals of the national championship tournament.

    Coach Keith Adkins said there will still be smiles on their faces.

  • Separation crashes the party

    They've been up to their elbows in Jell-O together. They've played musical chairs together. They've shared pizza together. And they've signed each other's T-shirts. The only difference was the color pen they used: red or purple.

    For the past 21 years, Project Graduation has been the one time our local high school students get together for a combined celebration. On this one special night, all the rivalries of the past four years seemed to take a back seat to fun.

  • Volunteers sought for 2008 PRIDE Spring Cleanup April 5-19

    Another spring is unfolding across Southern and Eastern Kentucky. As the redbud trees begin to blossom, I urge all residents to help in removing unsightly trash from Taylor County's roads, streams and hillsides during our annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 5-19. Recruit your friends, family and neighbors to help.

    You can help by volunteering for cleanup events already scheduled by your local PRIDE coordinators. A list of activities near you can be found at www.kypride.org or by contacting PRIDE Coordinator Debbie McNear at 465-7729.

  • The potholes

    The other day I pulled into the gravel parking lot of a store I do business with and in the middle of the parking lot was a good country mud hole, the likes of which I hadn't seen in years.

  • It's time for a good spring cleaning

    Spring is in the air. March lilies are beginning to appear, birds are chirping and children are playing outside. Spring is a time for fresh beginnings.

    It's also a time that many of us to do a thorough spring cleaning of our homes. And we should do that for our community as well.

    This week is Commonwealth Cleanup Week, an annual weeklong event geared toward cleaning up Kentucky's communities. All across the state, groups are cleaning up roadsides and parks in their communities.

    But here in Taylor County, it seems we're off to a slow start.

  • Hair today, gone tomorrow

    Katie Irwin was just another name on a list - a rather long list - of people willing to have their heads shaved to help kids fight cancer.

    I didn't know Irwin before March 15th and still don't, really. But I feel close to her - a member of the hairless brother/sisterhood, if you will.

    Irwin is the Campbellsville University junior who baby-sits Max and Heather Wise's children - Grayson, Jackson and Carter. The latter is the 10-month-old in the midst of a battery of cancer treatments for something called Stage IV neuroblastoma.

  • Disenfranchised

    I have just returned from the Madison County Kentucky Courthouse disappointed and disenfranchised. For the first time in my life, Kentucky's vote will actually matter in a Presidential Primary, but I will not be allowed to participate.