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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 'Like' is a four-letter word

    At the risk of sounding like a grouchy old person who just doesn't understand the younger generation, I'm going to share an issue with you that has finally bubbled over, and I can no longer quietly tolerate it.

    I'm not sure when it started, but somewhere in the last few years, perhaps even farther back, I've noticed that younger people have been using the word "like" way too often, and they're also using it incorrectly.

  • Ready for the holidays

     

    I was headed to Louisville for the day. While those in the car were surfing local radio stations, the dial settled on one that surprised me. It was Louisville's all Christmas station. This was the Saturday after Halloween.

    While normally I would have started talking about how commercialized the holidays are and we can't even have a few weeks after Halloween before Thanksgiving and Christmas are at the forefront of our lives, I enjoyed the music. And it got me thinking about the upcoming holidays. And, I started to look forward to them.

  • Kentucky's GED test needs to keep pace

    Employers, colleges and vocational schools have long recognized the GED test as a high school equivalency degree. It was developed in the 1940s so American soldiers returning from World War II could use the GI Bill to advance to college. Many had left for the military without finishing high school.