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Today's Opinions

  • Schools a non-issue with annexation

    Someone somewhere said that information only brings us closer to our ignorance. Misinformation, it turns out, is far worse than some information, or no information at all.

    We find that to be true in national and state politics where, evidently, you can make all manner of claims without documentation. It's evidently becoming a more and more acceptable practice. It's a game of who can misinform better than the other guy.

    But misinformation certainly isn't isolated to national and state politics.

  • Hospital doctor went beyond call

    On Saturday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, I was having severe trouble breathing. As soon as I arrived at Taylor Regional Hospital emergency room, the ER staff, including the ER doctor that day, attended to me immediately.

    I just wanted to let Taylor County people and those in surrounding counties know how well trained the emergency room staff is. If I had not received immediate attention, I don't know what would have happened.

  • Domestic violence victims need to know they're not alone

    Domestic violence is behavior - emotional, psychological, physical or sexual abuse - that one person in an intimate relationship uses in order to control the other.

    DV takes many different forms and includes behaviors such as threats, name-calling, isolation, withholding of money, actual or threatened physical harm and sexual assault. Most domestic violence is committed against women by their male partners: 91 to 95 percent of all adult domestic violence assaults are perpetrated by men against their female partners.

  • Our Opinion

    Practice makes perfect. It may be an old saying, but there's a lot of truth there.

    And if we practice something enough, then maybe when it comes time to do it for real, we won't have to think about how to do it, it will just come naturally.

    That's the premise behind the fire department's annual Fire Prevention Week activities.

    From preschool age on, children learn the phrase, "Stop, drop and roll." Ask any kid you see - they know what it means as well as how and when to do it.

  • Which will you choose?

    We have a clear choice for life in the races for governor, attorney general and state auditor in the upcoming election.

    Gov. Ernie Fletcher has not only spoken for life throughout his career as a politician, he has voted for innocent life on every occasion presented to him. Steve Beshear has been the exact opposite, not only throughout his political career, but he proudly proclaims his support of abortion.

  • Response to 'Shame on Sen. McConnell'

    Mr. Leachman is wrong about his slam regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (News-Journal, Monday, Oct. 15).

    As a retired VA administrator, I can vouch that the goal of the VA is to provide the highest quality healthcare. While it is sad that we do lose some veterans, what hospital does not?

  • Make the people be heard

    In a few weeks, the commonwealth of Kentucky will be hosting elections. As usual, we listen to all the criticism one candidate has for another. Most of this is half-truths. Anything goes that makes the other candidate look bad.

    For the past term, we have had nothing but controversy coming out of Frankfort. This governor was elected on the promise to cleanup Frankfort. All we have had is more mudslinging and waste of taxpayer dollars. This governor has showed no respect for our laws and did pretty much what he wanted, abusing the office he swore to uphold.

  • Kids show what really matters

    On Thursday night, Oct. 12, the Taylor County High School volleyball team won its third consecutive District tournament title and in so doing became the first TCHS team to be undefeated in both regular and post-season play in the same year.

    Congrats to the Lady Cardinals for an impressive accomplishment!