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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Reflecting on Thanksgiving

     

    Sara Beth Gregory

    State Senator

    Greetings and happy holidays from Frankfort. Although legislative committees and task forces continue to meet this month, the interim period between legislative sessions is beginning to wind down. Even while not in session, it's been a busy time hearing from many across the state about legislative issues as we approach the 2014 General Assembly.

  • Thanksgivukkah, Franksgiving or Thanksmas?

     

    It won't happen again until the year 79811. That's 77,798 years from now. So if you're Jewish, enjoy the moment.

    I'm referring to the concurrence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Some American Jews are calling it Thanksgivukkah.

    Actually Hanukkah begins on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, which this year falls on Nov. 28. It's a rare occasion for Jews to celebrate two holidays at once, one uniquely American - Thanksgiving - and the other singularly Jewish.

  • Anti-drug coalition needs community support

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition has been educating our children for the past 17 years. The Coalition has been financed through state and U.S. Government grants. The majority of those grant funds have either been eliminated or have become increasingly more competitive, thus future funding is questionable for the immediate future.

    The grant applications indicated that local funds would continue funding the Coalition when federal funds were no longer available. The time has come when local organizations should step forward and fund the Coalition.

  • Why Kentucky needs a Farm Bill now

    This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American, every day, by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen our nation.

  • A time to be thankful

    Thanksgiving is near. This is the time we give thanks for all of our blessings.

    The city is very thankful that some projects are nearing completion. The renovation of the old library building into the new Campbellsville Civic Center is nearing completion.