• Relay for Life planned June 10

    The American Cancer Society works in Kentucky communities to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. The ACS staff, community partners and its legion of dedicated volunteers are all working together - with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

    The ACS signature fundraising event, Relay For Life, helps raise millions of much-needed dollars to make the organization's programs and services a reality.

  • Invest in the future: Breastfeed your baby

    This relatively easy task will pay forward for many years to come. For the mom, it is a convenient and cheap way to nourish your child. Breastfeeding causes secretions of hormones, which give a feeling of happiness and well being and strengthens bonding; promotes a quick return to pre-pregnancy weight; and lowers the risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes and even cardiovascular disease throughout life.

  • Disappointed in Fiscal Court

    E-911 and Rescue are two of the most important services provided by our tax money. Both are very well run as I know from having used both recently.

    I'm very disappointed in James Jones and the other members of the Taylor Fiscal Court. They overspent on the jail and are now scrambling to pay for it.

    The City has run both of these services for years and they are very good at it.

    I like the Nelson County plan. Let the users of the services pay for them.

  • Anti-Drug Coalition thanks

    On behalf of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, we would like to thank the following people for helping make the Truth or Consequences event at TCHS and CHS a great success.

    In addition, thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to share the experience with their teens.

  • How can this be?

    I recently read in the News-Journal "that both of us (city and county governments) are struggling financially." How can that be when less than two years ago there was a major tax increase for all people either living or working in the city?

    The majority of revenue for our local governments comes from taxes, taxes, taxes and 13 more taxes. Here is a list:

    Those living in the city pay these taxes:

    1. Occupational tax.

    2. Real property tax.

    3. Tangible tax (fixtures, equipment, inventory).

    4. Motor vehicle tax.

  • Show Choir better than a Big Mac


    I could have bought a Big Mac Extra Value Meal for $5.08, or I could have gone to the Taylor County Show Choir performance last Friday night. I chose the show choir, and I am so glad I did.

  • Eye care bill will not better serve Kentucky

    The March 12 article on Senate Bill 110, the "Better Access to Quality Eye Care Bill," painted a glowing picture of the bill turned law. The law will neither improve quality of care nor save money. It was pushed by optometry through the state legislature in a rush job in the wake of large campaign donations, and attempts to blur the difference between ophthalmologists (MDs) and non-physicians, optometrists (ODs).

  • U.S. Senator speaks out

    One year ago, over the objections of the American people, Washington Democrats rammed through a disastrous health spending law in a partisan vote. At the time, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

    Well, now we know - and the results are not pretty. One year later, the disastrous law is hiking health care costs, eliminating choices and hurting job growth.

  • The battle of the lawn

    It is the first of March and my grass is just sitting there looking benign. It looks so innocent, but already I can tell it's got something on its mind. It's going to start growing, that's what it's going to do.

  • The Caring Place needs your help

    At the start of this year, I decided that I needed to use my skills and experience to give back to the community and to Kentucky, because when I needed help for my problems (in the 1980s), I got it right here in Marion County.