• See you at the polls

    I'm sure most of your readers are as relieved as I am that this election campaign is drawing to a close. My stomach is beginning to turn at the television ads every time I hear the various ridiculous promises along with the statement, "My name is XXXXX and I approved this message." And the talking heads on the political commentary programs are just about as nauseous. Newspapers aren't quite so bad; at least I can turn to the comics section and read the real funnies.

  • Vote for Boswell

    If you are like me, you have watched with a sense of disgust and disbelief over the past few weeks as the results of the last 14 years of Republican greed, and shortsightedness have come home to roost. You remember the "Republican Revolution of 1994," don't you?

    We as voters in the 2nd Congressional District have stood by and watched as the Republicans and their "trickle down economics" have literally sold us out year by year with subsidies and tax breaks to the very companies that we made great, so that "we could compete in the world market."

  • October is "Talk About Prescriptions" Month

    Did you know that more than two-thirds of all doctors' visits end with a prescription being written?

    More than 9,000 children under the age of 6 were exposed to powerful prescription painkillers between 2003 and 2006, the nation's poison control centers reported. The average age of children affected was 2 and nearly all of the events occurred at home.

    Here's how to protect your young children from accidental injury:

  • Let's compare our choices

    In a few days, a most important election will take place. Let's compare our choices.

    On the one hand, we have Sen. Barack Obama, whose only approach to solving a problem is by taxing it or regulating it. He and Sen. Biden have a pro-abortion record that is completely opposite the strong pro-life record of Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin.

  • Don't trash the Bluegrass

    Just the other day, I saw the pastor, members and youth of Elk Horn Baptist Church picking up garbage on the side of the road. They cleaned more than 15 miles of highway and ended up with many, many bags of garbage. I would like to thank them for their service to the community.

    When I was a little boy, I tossed some trash out of the window of our car. When my mother realized what I had done, she explained to me that we don't throw garbage out the window because it takes many years to rot and asked what I thought it would look like if everybody threw their garbage out the window.

  • Political letter deadline

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal welcomes letters on a variety of topics, including letters about political races and candidates.

    We anticipate there will be letters written supporting and possibly criticizing candidates. If you support a candidate, write and tell our readers the reasons why. If there's a candidate you don't particularly like, you can write about that, too.

    Use good taste and don't libel anyone. You can say what you believe, but personal attacks or allegations that cannot be verified will not be accepted.

  • How to make a change

    This nation was won with blood, sweat and tears and designed with the wisdom of good God-fearing men and women who were bound together with love of country. Their goal was God and country.

    Today, we seem to be divided in every way. The people do not trust our elected officials, either state or federal. I was just watching five preachers on KET and one of them almost called the other one a liar right on television. This is terrible and something is terribly wrong.

  • Amazed at columnist's opinion

    I was amazed at the comment in Calen McKinney's opinion column in the Monday, Oct. 13 issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal. To quote Ms. McKinney, "I certainly hope the jail is successful and stays full."

    Stays full? What level have we sunk to when we hope a jail stays full so we can pay for it? It is my hope that the jails and prisons in this country will eventually go out of business — that there will cease to be a need for them.

  • Military experience is valuable

    Senator McCain has a deep understanding of world affairs and defense strategies. The last president to have significant military experience was George H.W. Bush (the Sr.), and every president before him since Harry Truman served in our military. Our most recent presidents: Bill Clinton, who decimated our military and did not serve in our armed forces; and George W. Bush only served part time in the Texas Air National Guard.

  • Experience counts when choosing our next president

    John McCain has been Senator for 22 years.

    Mr. Obama has never been in the military and has been a Senator for four years. In terms of service to his country, he ranks second among those receiving donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac among all members of Congress since 1989 (according to the Center for Responsive Politics). Obama ranks second among those receiving donations from Lehman Brothers among all members of Congress since 1989 (according to the Center for Responsive Politics).