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Today's Opinions

  • Nickel levy explanation

    Following is an explanation of what the nickel levy would be spent for:

    The Nickel levy is 5 cents on $100 worth of assessed property value. This will be $50 a year on an assessed $100,000 property. This would provide $470,000 per year additional revenue for the Taylor County School District. The money would be used to bond or finance $5 million worth of building projects.

  • Health department thanks

    On behalf of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, we would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their participation in Diabetes Recognition Day on March 27:

    Speakers: Mark Risen, podiatrist, Central Kentucky Foot Specialists; Ed Baise, pharmacist, Medicine Centre; Glenda Bagby, ARNP, Green County Primary Care; and Tim Ramsey, fitness trainer, Xtreme Fitness.

  • Girl Scout thanks

    I want to thank everyone who participated in the Girl Scout Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 27. Thanks to everyone who attended and to everyone who helped out by donating eggs and helped out the day of the event.

    There was such a positive response we are planning one for next year.

    I want to thank the following local businesses for donating gift certificates for our prize eggs: Kid-Wise Amusements, McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, Wendy's and Kroger. Thanks to everyone for supporting our local Girl Scouts.

    Jennifer Willis

  • This community cares about others

    It's one thing to contribute time or money to a fundraiser. It's another to go without - just like the people you're trying to help.

    Nearly 70 students last week went without food for 30 hours. That's a long time - especially for growing teenagers.

    These teens were trying to raise money to help put a stop to world hunger. And raise money is just what they did - enough to feed more than 80 children for an entire year.

  • Hurt feelings shouldn't take a back seat to accountability

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has "a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials."

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • Everyone's 'opinion' is the right one

    o·pin·ion

    1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.

    2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

    In light of the word's official definition, it's astounding how many people are insisting that Teen Writer Emily Comb's opinion piece published on last week's News-Journal Insight page is wrong.

    I didn't know that opinions could be wrong.

  • Join us on Green Thursday

    Adanta is proudly joining with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Kentucky's System to Enhance Early Development to sponsor and champion May 6 as National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

  • Our Mistake

    The News-Journal published an opinion piece by "Insight" Teen Writer Emily Combs on Monday, March 29.

    In her article, Combs stated that while she would never choose abortion herself, she believed that making it illegal would not stop it from happening.

    There were two factual errors in Combs' article that we here at the News-Journal neglected to correct and we regret that omission.

    According to a timeline from the National Right to Life Foundation, the Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal in January 1973.