• Maybe the fault really is ours; after all, we voted

    As I sit perusing my extremely good fortune to be a part owner of General Motors Corp., plus the largest insurance company in the world and more banks and lending institutions than I care to imagine, my head swims with the grandeur of it all.

  • City taxpayers carry the County

    Talk about taxation without representation. I paid more last year in County tax by a wide margin than I did in City tax. That was one of the dumbest statements that I have ever heard one of our magistrates speak. Our judge/executive and magistrates need to realize that the City is also in the County.

    It would be an interesting study to see how much the City did for the County and the County did for the City. I'd feel safe to say that the City taxpayers are getting the short end of the stick. The City has carried the County for the last 30 to 40 years.

  • Criticizing the president

    Barack Obama's jug-eared juggernaut continues. He has channeled the message that mortgages are delinquent, therefore we must have bigger mortgages; spending is out of control, therefore we must spend more and spend it faster; our debt is smothering us, therefore we must smother the smothering debt with smothering debt that is even more smothering.

    At last check, this plan enjoys the approval of about 60 percent of the population.

  • Volunteer to host an exchange student

    I have been involved with foreign exchange students now for several years as a local coordinator with the Council on International Educational Exchange. In that time, I've learned that the world can be made better through cultural exchange through the CIEE mission to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Each day an average of four children die as a result of mistreatment. In the same day, thousands more children suffer from abuse or neglect in some manner. Child abuse hurts and affects children on many levels and no child is immune, however it can be prevented.

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and during this month and throughout the year The Adanta Group is active in raising awareness about child abuse and neglect and what each of us in our community can do to help keep all children safe.

  • Losing our rights

    Well, we lost another right. We can't pray or preach in public. We can't drive our cars without seat belts being worn, even though they cause death. We can't plant or run our homes the way we want. We can't raise our children the way we as parents see fit. Now we can't smoke.

    They - you know who I mean - want to control everything. I think this is within their laws.

    What happened to "we the people" controlling the government?

    Joe Brown


  • April is Donate Life Month

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I feel that this is a good lime to thank the many Taylor Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our driver's license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Teens overrun playground

    Give the children what is rightly theirs. As a Campbellsville resident all of my life, I cannot imagine my childhood without Miller Park. Growing up here, as a child, there was no greater place to go.

  • Keep our community clean

    I was reading a story in the Courier-Journal about a young man called Chris Judy and was reminded about the litter along the roadsides and streets in Taylor County, some worse than others.

    This young man began picking up trash, bottles, papers, plastic, old tires, rubber and other debris. He did this as part of a beautification project. Because he had been a litterbug, he believes that he will never again throw out an empty bottle or piece of paper.

  • Guthrie stood up for workers

    Business owners and operators in the 2nd Congressional District should thank Rep. Brett Guthrie, a former small businessman himself, for standing up against the most anti-business legislation currently before Congress.

    The Employee Free Choice Act, more accurately referred to as "card check" legislation, would scrap the federal law that guarantees a secret ballot election and protects both small businesses and workers during union organizing drives.