• Don't be so negative

    Please allow me to respond to the editorial "Change can be a good thing ... sometimes" in the Feb. 19 issue.

    "He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects change is the cemetery."

    -Harold Wilson

  • About love and caring

    I lost a loved one in June, my brother. I kept wondering how I could get a headstone for his grave. I knew we didn't have a lot of money. I kept thinking that there's got to be a way.

    I told some of my family that I had thought of an idea. I went to a store and saw what I needed. It was a beautiful cross and stand with a plaque. The plaque had a beautiful meaning. I told my son about it and he went and got it. He worked on it and I painted some pretty things on the plaque that I had painted on birdhouses that my brother once brought to me.

  • Outraged at Senate stimulus plan

    As a peace and justice promoting taxpayer, I am outraged that the Senate version of the economic stimulus plan includes $1 billion in funding for the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the U.S. nuclear weapons infrastructure.

    How is it that senators concerned about the price tag of the roughly $800 billion plan negotiated billions in cuts from education aid and school construction, but kept $1 billion in funding for nuclear weapons infrastructure?

  • The Renaissance of Downtown Campbellsville

    The time is upon us. The fat is in the fire. The sun is lit and the moon is draped in satin. I'm talking about the awakening of downtown Campbellsville. The rejuvenation of business. The revival of alcohol. A new dawn in the dark light of a recession.

  • It's never too late to try

    I've been watching Congress threshing around in their efforts to solve our current financial crisis, which some compare to the crisis that led to our Great Depression of the 1930s.

    Our newly-elected President has predicted a horrendous future for our nation unless we immediately initiate a trillion-dollar stimulus package to "jump start" our economy, declaring that "We don't have a moment to spare."

  • Restoring economy begins with housing stabilization

    Realtors across the country have been advocating for a comprehensive stimulus package to reduce housing inventory, make mortgages more affordable and available, and help deserving families refinance or modify their loans so they can keep their home.

    We are committed to these goals and to getting something done immediately. There can be no doubt that stabilizing home prices and restoring confidence in the housing market are critical to an overall economic recovery.

  • Tell electric workers thanks

    We wish to say thank you to the linemen who work for our Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative. We feel fortunate to live in a place where local men and women are as dedicated to customer service as our local workers.

  • Pray for our soldiers

    One of the things I like to do most is spend as much time as possible in helping my mom out and spending time with her and my sister, if nothing else just watching TV with them.

    If said time is taken away, then I perceive the interrupting situation as a threat to spending those golden moments with my family. Then I think how much, much more so with our men and women involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These soldiers of ours are separated from their loved ones, be it their own families, their parents, or siblings, or whatever by many lands and wide oceans.

  • Judge resigns his seat

    It is with great regret that I have resigned my position as Circuit Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit in order to enter the Senior Status Judge Program.

    It has been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Washington, Marion, Taylor and Green counties as your judge for the past 25 years, 14 as your District Judge and the last 11 years as your Circuit Judge. It has been a very humbling experience for me and I hope that I served you with distinction during that time.

  • Break downward economic spiral

    The current administration and Congress are striving to implement elements of fiscal and monetary policies that will turn around our economy. Talented people are hard at work trying to address these problems.

    President Obama has made some wise choices to fill key positions in his administration, including members of the economic advisory team. These people have distinguished themselves in their fields of expertise and hopefully they will perform admirably well during the next four years.