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Today's Opinions

  • Readers ask voters to support Chad Shively

    In a time when our world seems to be falling apart and our government is straying from God, elections become very important to our society.
    In the 2014 primary, many government offices are being contested. One of those offices is the Taylor County property valuation administrator position.

  • Take pride in Kentucky Derby

    This is a special week to be a Kentuckian. If we didn't get enough attention for our college basketball teams during the recent NCAA tournament, now comes an even bigger stage, another way to shine the spotlight on the Bluegrass State.

  • Taylor County — a great place to live

     

    The giggles were contagious.

    As I waited for the event to start, I saw the children's excitement grow. It was palpable. They had their homemade, home-decorated buckets in tow, ready to hear the adults tell them "go."

  • Help us tell your story

    Today's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal is a gift from us to you.

    We at the CKNJ want you, the members of our community, to know that we are dedicated to providing you the news you want and need to read.

    As such, we give our community a free sample of that news every few months. We want you to know what you're missing if you don't subscribe or buy our paper on the newsstand.

    The CKNJ is truly your paper. With a small staff, we can't be everywhere and don't know about everything going on in our community.

  • Find happiness in the small things

    "Daddy! Daddy! Look what I got," the little girl shouted with glee.

    Every child was a winner at The Kid SpOt Center's second annual autism awareness event at Kid Wise Amusement on April 16. When their name was drawn for a door prize, the children rushed to the prize table to choose among several gift baskets overflowing with an assortment of educational toys, craft kits and candy.

  • Legislators didn't do enough

    The 2014 General Assembly session is all but wrapped up. The regular session ended with a two-week break, and the members returned on April 14 and 15 to address any potential vetoes by the governor and tie up loose ends.

    There were some successes in this legislative session, but also just as many disappointments as legislators wrangled with some tough issues while ignoring others.

  • He's alive!

    Years ago when our son, Dave Jr., was about 7 or 8 years, he awoke early one Easter morning, but I was awake, and he immediately began singing the chorus of the Don Francisco song, "He's Alive."

    "He's alive, yes he's alive, yes he's alive and I'm forgiven," Dave sang as he hopped out of bed.

    At first, before I could understand what he was singing, I thought something was wrong with him; maybe he was having a bad dream or was sick and crying for help.

  • Reader supports Cave for PVA

    It is my pleasure to endorse Bernie Cave for Property Valuation Administrator of Taylor County. He is a fine citizen of this county and has served in several offices.

    Bernie worked for the Taylor County Conservation District for about 14 years. He also served with me on the Taylor County School Board for about 13 years.