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Today's Opinions

  • Getting the House in order focus of first week of 2015 session

    This week marked the start of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. For this year’s session, we are only scheduled to meet for 30 days, and we spent the first week more or less getting the House of Representatives in order. 

  • It's not about the knots

    Two days after Christmas, I surprised my wife with a post-Christmas present. It had been somewhat of a blue Christmas for her, and I thought my gift would help.

    So I gave her a rope.

    “A what?” you incredulously ask. “A rope? Really?”

    Maybe you’re thinking my gift ranks right up there with Barney Fife (Don Knotts, The Andy Griffith Show) giving his mom and dad a septic tank for their anniversary.

  • A new chapter

     

    It's been said that we all have a story to tell. Well, my story is changing, and, in a few days, I will begin a new chapter in my life.

    After nearly 12 years at the CKNJ, tomorrow will be my last day here.

    The decision to accept another job in the community wasn't an easy one for me. The CKNJ has been part of my life since the day I was born.

  • Resolving to change

     

    It’s that time of year again, when most of us will make a New Year’s resolution or two, promising ourselves that we’re going to do this, or stop doing that, when the new year begins.

    Usually, we look at it with excitement and determination. The first week, maybe even the first month, we’re on the path to our goal. After that, many resolutions sadly fall short, and we’re back into our old ways.

  • Here's to a newsworthy 2015

    From triumphs to tragedies, Taylor Countians made headlines in 2014.

    While compiling the News-Journal's annual Year In Review stories, CKNJ staff members have spent time reliving the past year.

    And what a year it's been. We read about city and county business, the economy, retirements and hires, political changes, crime, death and much more.

    Read about the Top 10 stories of 2014 on today's front page. The year in sports will be in Thursday's issue.

  • Veteran thanks those involved with Vietnam ceremony

    I would like to thank all the following for your help and support in any way for the 50th anniversary Vietnam veterans welcome home.

    First and foremost, a special thank you to each of the Vietnam veterans that came out for the parade.

    Next, I would like to thank the committee, State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, Charlie Shaw, Larry Smith and Calen McKinney.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours

     

    By the time this newspaper hits the stands, those neatly wrapped packages will have been opened and I'm sure one of my cats will have eaten a bit of the paper. Seems like a lot of work just to rip it open in the end.

    I finished my Christmas shopping last weekend. Stores were crammed with shoppers, so it seems everyone else had the same idea.

    Most of my shopping this year was done online, but I had to pick up a few items in Elizabethtown.

  • Secondhand smoke a serious threat