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Today's Opinions

  • Cook says he wants best for all residents

    In order to set the record straight concerning Mike Deaton’s comments (CKNJ, Dec. 17 issue) about it being more important to give Taylor County Schools money to “take down a building that no one is going to occupy,” and Campbellsville Independent Schools being denied money from the emergency School Facility Construction Commission fund, I submit the following statement.

  • Venturing into Advent

    I know the three most often repeated words in a marriage should be, “I love you,” but I’m afraid I’ve displaced those with “Where’s the clicker?”

    Perhaps even worse, once the clicker is in my hands, I frequently follow that question with a plea to my wife: “Can you get this thing to work?”

    Now, before you judge me as the stereotypical couch potato, that neglectful slob who bellows to “the wife” from the “man cave,” “Hey, babe, bring me another beer,” let me explain myself.

  • The ongoing struggle with Alzheimer’s

    As I hung up the phone, I regretted having not called sooner. Several times in the past few months I’d almost called Ed, but there always seemed something more pressing to do.

    When I did call, I fully expected to hear Ed’s upbeat, energetic voice.

  • What I learned in 13.1 miles

     

    They say you learn something new every day, and I can’t argue with that.

    I learn things at work, and I learn from my wife and son. Lately, though, a lot of my learning has come from running.

  • Letting our souls catch up with our bodies

    Sometimes our best advice to others is forgotten by ourselves.

    Not very long ago I admonished the worshippers on Sunday morning to slow down, do less, and take a true Sabbath rest. We tend to get swallowed up by life’s demands and forget the important stuff that really matters.

  • Dad's still Dad

    "I miss you tucking me in bed."

    The words were not from one of my children, now grown and away from home, longing for the comfort of days gone bye.

    The words were from my dad. He had been diagnosed with cancer several weeks earlier and had just completed his first treatment when I visited him. The prognosis for longevity is not good - less than a year. 

    Dad told how me how he missed our nightly ritual after I had returned home from my visit with him and Mom.

  • Cook gives update on school constructioni

    Construction of the new facilities has really taken off. We were initially behind 83 days due to weather. We are making up time considerably on the two buildings and are now behind approximately 50 days. Our goal is to have the primary center, which will house students from preschool through second grade, moved into their new building when school starts for the 2016-2017 school year. I feel good about making that happen.

  • Hiding behind God's word

    Kim Davis has dominated the news across Kentucky over the past several weeks.

    In case you don't recognize the name, Davis is the Rowan County Clerk, and one of her duties is to issue marriage licenses. That's a duty she has not been doing, even after an order from a federal judge to do so.