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Today's Opinions

  • KORT thanks Christmas project partners

    KORT Physical Therapy would like to thank everyone who participated in our first annual "Make A Difference" project. With your help, we were able to provide Christmas Decorations, gifts, food and numerous other items to The Green River Ministries Shelter.

    On Dec. 10, employees of KORT, along with others, met at the shelter to decorate for Christmas and deliver donated items. A special thanks to The Central Kentucky News-Journal, United Citizens Bank and The Big Dawg for advertising this event, along with The Peddlers Mall for setting up donation boxes.

  • The Caring Place requests support

    May we have 20 seconds of your time? This is all it will take to read this letter.

    Twenty years ago, on Nov. 22, 1993, The Caring Place opened its doors to its first family, a family that had escaped an abusive situation in their own home.

    Since then, we have been able to accommodate, educate and assist more than 6,000 families. This has been a welcoming refuge for the women and children in distress.

  • Reader says heroes serve community

    Heroes do walk among us. They don't have to wear capes or mask or crazy costumes. The reason I write this is because I know one. His name is Rick. He is the constable that works at the Campbellsville Middle School. 

    On any given day, he directs the parent pick-up parking lines. He smiles and greets each person as they pull up, often making small talk. If you miss a day, he remembers and makes sure you are OK the next time you come to pick up your child. He is always so nice and friendly.

  • No shame in tears

    This particular emergency room is all too familiar to me. I know the room numbers and their location almost by memory now, having been called upon to pray here more times than I care to recall.

    But every situation is a bit different; this one caught me by the throat.

    I had known Colin since he was a pup, baptized him, watched him grow to young adulthood, and prayed over him when he left home on the way to fulfilling his dream of a military career.

  • Being Santa's helper

    For 17 Christmases now, I've been helping Santa Claus. It's been fun for me and my wife as we have searched for the presents our son has asked to have under the tree Christmas morning. But it hasn't always been easy.

    This year's must-have item at our house has been the Sony Playstation 4. The new video game system has been next to impossible to find in stores, and our search has been going on since the system released in November.

  • Political talk heats up

     

    Politics aren't for everyone, I know.

    But politics impact all of us, and Taylor County residents have a chance to be the change they want to see in the local political scene.

    Next May, Taylor Countians will go to the polls and select the candidates they want to face off in the November primary election.

    Next year, we will select a mayor and judge/executive, our sheriff and jailer, magistrates and city council members, our district and circuit court judges and state representative and senator, among other officials.

  • Shop local this holiday season

    The National Federation of Independent Businesses estimated that Small Business Saturday generated $5.5 billion in sales for America’s locally owned shops in 2012. It’s too early to know if the promotion for independent retailers matched or surpassed that mark this year. But judging from the recent buzz for supporting local economies, we’d say the odds are that 2013 will be a good one for small stores.

  • Don't support retailers on Thanksgiving Day

    Thanksgiving is the most straightforward of holidays, unencumbered by the expectations of Christmas or the letdown that often accompanies New Year's Eve. This Thursday's holiday has little buildup and virtually no fanfare: a big meal, some football and perhaps a nap.