Today's Opinions

  • Support the Relay for Life

    Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day.

    These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society - a part of Taylor County for many years - critically important.

  • Vote for Rogers

    I want to endorse Eddie Rogers for re-election as Taylor County Judge/Executive. I have both seen and heard how much Eddie cares about the people of Taylor County. Eddie is always willing to listen to his constituents and is constantly directing his activities to the betterment of the community.

    You can judge the character of a man by his willingness to help others when he stands little to gain. Eddie Rogers is that kind of civic minded and unselfish person.

    John Poythress



  • Support the nickel tax

    The Taylor County School Board has recently passed a nickel levy tax for the people of Taylor County. Despite the various benefits that will be produced because of this, some people are still against the levy.

    Most of these people have not seen firsthand the necessity of a new school building. I am currently a junior and most likely will not experience the new school, but I can tell you how these changes would have enhanced my high school education.

  • Constables under fire yet again

    In the May 10 News-Journal, Taylor County constables came under fire again, stemming from the Taylor Fiscal Court's Law Enforcement Committee. We do have a response.

    First, why are we never asked to be at any of the meetings? From what we can understand, we are part of the committee, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes. But we are never notified. We have asked on two occasions as to when a meeting is and are told, "They are not scheduled, they are called." This was information we received in June and August.

  • Taxpayers' right to vote

    On Feb. 9, the Taylor County School Board members unanimously voted to impose a nickel tax on the property owners of Taylor County. This proposed tax would have become effective within 45 days.

    As a result of this action, and in accordance with law, a committee consisting of five members was formed to circulate a petition to recall the nickel tax.

    The one and only purpose of the petition was to ensure that registered voters of the Taylor County School District would have a voice as taxpayers.

  • 4-H Dairy Club thanks

    The Taylor County 4-H Dairy Club would like to thank the following people and businesses for helping make the Kentucky State 4-H Dairy Cow Camp a tremendous success.

    Acclerated Genetics, American Legion, Arnold Feeds, Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Burkmann Feeds, Chaney's Dairy Barn, Cox Shaving Inc. and Jim Noe, Creek Side Restaurant, Crossroads Animal Hospital, Dairy Farmers of America, Dairy Marketing Service, Hammerhead Cattle Co. and Dr. Randy Smoot,

  • A letter of sadness

    It is with great sadness I am writing this letter. On the night of May 7, someone stole two of my parents' Yorkshire terriers. It takes a cruel and heartless person to take these precious dogs from their loving home.

    Hopefully, the conscience of the person(s) who took these dogs will kick in and they will return them. I don't know if they were perhaps used as Mother's Day gifts or sold for drug money. Regardless, they need to be returned to their rightful home.

    A missing dog ad is listed in this edition of the New-Journal.

    Ashley Silas


  • Correcting misinformation

    The proposed nickel tax is a popular topic of conversation in our community. The Campbellsville Independent School District has chosen not to make any public statements concerning this because, quite simply, it is not our referendum.

    However, due to recent incorrect allegations, I now find it necessary to clarify the misinformation in a public manner.