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Today's Opinions

  • Family thankful for prayers during recent surgery

    Kayden Clark and family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during Kayden's recent surgery to remove a brain tumor.

    A special thanks to everyone that donated to the Kayden Clark Medical Fund, and those who sold raffle tickets and organized the benefit auction.

    Thanks to Boils Realty for helping with the benefit auction.

    Thank you.

    Kathy Clark

    Campbellsville

  • Coach thanks school district

    Recently, I was honored to represent Taylor County High School and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association as one of eight finalists for the National High School Baseball Coach of the Year Award. The event sponsored by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association honored coaches from across the country in 19 sport categories and was held in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

  • Harker says keep animals out of hot cars this summer

    Thank you for the article "Residents cautioned about children in hot cars," dated June 18, 2014. However, I wish the article had read, "Residents cautioned about all living creatures in hot cars."

    Every year, hundreds of animals (dogs, cats, etc.) suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car - even for "just a minute" - while they run an errand.

  • Proud of Taylor County

     

    Taylor Countians are pretty lucky.

    Our community is full of people who pitch in to help others, and most of the time for nothing monetary in return, only the satisfaction of making a difference in someone else's lives.

    There are three specific examples I can give you of this happening just in the past few days.

    First, a committee of people put together last Friday night's annual Relay for Life events to raise money to fight cancer.

  • Coming up short, but still fighting cancer

    I made a challenge for myself, and as badly as I hate to say it, I failed.

    As Taylor County's annual Relay for Life event kicked off on Friday evening, I had set a goal for myself to walk 100 laps around the high school track to raise money in memory of my friend and co-worker, James Roberts, who died of cancer last year.

    The money-raising efforts were supported by many of you, either in the form of a donated amount or in the form of a pledge made for each lap I walked.

  • A teacher who changed lives

    To that very first class of students who sat in his classroom more than 34 years ago, he said he was sorry.

    "I had no clue what I was doing," William Wallace Evans said.

    Yet every person who attended the retirement celebration for Taylor County High School's longest-serving agriculture teacher on May 31 will readily vouch for Evans' value as an educator and leader in the Taylor County community.

  • Walking for James

     

    As many of you know, the Central Kentucky News-Journal lost a close friend last year when James Roberts, a reporter for the newspaper, lost his battle with cancer. He was 36 years old.

    I got to know James while I worked at the Springfield newspaper. When I came to the CKNJ, we quickly became even closer friends, and we discovered that we had similar interests in books, movies, music and more. Few knew it about him, but he was even a hockey fan.

  • Pausing to remember

     

    They gathered to remember and say thank you.

    Even in the pouring rain, more people turned out this year than in several past years to attend the community's annual Memorial Day service.

    If you haven't been to the service, I recommend you go next year. Several local dignitaries speak, American Legion members perform a flag ceremony and there are moments of prayer and song. It's a touching ceremony, simply put.