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Today's Opinions

  • Score one for decency?

    I've got a real problem with anonymity. There are occasions when someone should remain anonymous, but Internet message boards isn't one of them.

    I know, I know. The News-Journal allows anonymous comments on its Web site. For the record, I don't like that either.

    Something about going online under the cover of darkness brings out the worst in people. Or perhaps anonymity allows people to reveal their true nature.

  • School system lacks space

    The Taylor County School System has been suffering from a lack of space ever since I can remember. When I was in elementary school, teachers were already having to use storage closets for classrooms and some even wheeled a cart around from class to class. Everyone was always crammed and classrooms were full of chaos. This situation continued to get worse as I got older.

  • Applauding petition committee

    I see that the "nickel tax" is slated to appear on the ballot some time in the near future, perhaps at a special election on June 22, or later on the General Election ballot in November.

    Whichever the date, it is as it should be - with the electorate of the county deciding whether to effect a tax on themselves.

  • School is overcrowded

    Being a junior at Taylor County High School, I have found it very hard to make it to class on time due to overcrowded hallways. Classrooms are also overcrowded and some students have to share a desk with others. It is even hard to eat lunch with your friends because the lunchroom is very small, with very few tables.

    These are just a few of the problems that are taking place at Taylor County High School that need to be corrected.

  • Don't sit back and do nothing

    Change is not an easy principle for many. Change forces us out of our secure comfort zones. Nevertheless, change is a critical part of everyday life. Without the comprehension of change, many important factors of our life would not be present. Some of these factors fall within range of new technology, medical research, and even new, more efficient methods of transportation. Change is an inevitable part of life. Without the desire for change, our country would not be the democratic and empowering nation we all love.

  • Thanks for scholarship funding

    Thanks so much to the Campbellsville University 2010 Derby Rose Gala corporate sponsors. They are as follows:

    Dinner Sponsor: Amazon.com, Rose Sponsors: Edward Jones-Larry Bowen, The Green Room, Mitchell's Men's Wear, United Citizens Bank, Suits4Servants-Jim Tatum, Entry Sponsors: A Cut Above Phase II, Tucker Diamonds & Gold, John Bertram PSC, John and Shelly Miller.

    Your financial support helped to raise more than $25,000 for the scholarship fund, helping students to "find their calling."

    Benji Kelly

    Vice president for development

  • Memorial golf scramble a success

    On behalf of the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club and the family of Doug Mullins, we would like to give a special thank you for all those who participated to help make our first annual Doug Mullins Memorial Golf Scramble a success.

    Thank you to the following sponsors:

  • Vote for Price

    For the first time, perhaps since Alben Barkley, Kentucky has an opportunity to elect a candidate with real integrity to the U.S. Senate, a candidate who's not afraid to take a stand on controversial issues and one who has the vision to lead Kentucky forward. That candidate is Darlene Fitzgerald Price.

    The fact that this candidate is a woman makes this opportunity all the more exciting. Darlene Fitzgerald Price is the only candidate in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race who's a woman, a veteran and has had actual experience at the federal level of government.