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Today's Opinions

  • County could do away with incinerator

    This letter is in reply to the CKNJ March 11 article, "Court Buys New Incinerator for Shelter."

    "The Taylor County Animal Shelter will soon get a new incinerator ... the new incinerator has been guaranteed to give off no odor or smoke. [Shelter Director John] Harris said that the shelter uses its incinerator an average of once to twice a week."

    Please think about how many dogs and cats are put in the incinerator if it is used once or twice a week.

  • Nickel levy would fund new buildings

    It has come to my attention that with the newly proposed nickel levy, the Taylor County School District would be able to fund new school buildings. I'm sure many people are in opposition to more taxes, but I firmly believe that we need new schools.

    I'd like to share with you the reasons that I support this taxation.

    The No. 1 reason I give my support is my experience with our computer lab. T-Card Academy, at the beginning of the year, was paired with the students who had been placed in alternative school. Later on, those students got moved across the hall.

  • A new school is needed

    It's time for an upgrade in Campbellsville, so why not start with two new schools? The need for our community to improve our facilities can be seen now more than ever. As a senior at Taylor County High school, witnessing all of the opportunities that are becoming available to our school system has made me wish that I would have been offered the new school and advancements that the future holds.

  • A woman's response

    I have never been very tolerant with false facts, and after reading an article about a woman's choice to terminate her child, then later realizing that a teenager that is my own age wrote it, made me want to either be violently ill or laugh. Someone obviously didn't show this girl some actual documented research or facts.

    Doing just a brief read-through of the information given in her argument, there is absolutely no way I would believe her if I was fully unaware of the situation of abortion.

  • Article was disturbing

    As a previous resident of Campbellsville, I recently was informed about the article written by Emily Combs, "A Woman's Choice," and found it to be quiet disturbing.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion and everyone has the right to speak freely. I would suggest for future teen editorials that before you begin writing on a controversial subject, such as abortion, to the newspaper which many intelligent people read, that you first obtain research on the subject. It was very clear that no research was obtained for this article.

  • More understanding, less criticizing

    I don't often read the opinion page, but on Thursday, April 8, it got my attention.

    People, lighten up! Do any of you have teenagers? If so, then you know they change their views like the weather in Kentucky. Daily.

    Did Emily Combs have her facts wrong? Yes. Did she use poor judgment with her words? Yes. I am pro-life, and abortion is wrong at any stage of development. Abortion is murder, period. That is my opinion.

    Did this teenager need to be ripped apart? No. What she does deserve is compassion, understanding and to be taught the truth.

  • Opposed to health care reform

    The passage of the health care reform bill by the U.S. House of Representatives will turn America into a land of the "once was free." I dissected some frightening parts of this bill from a public interest religious civil liberties law firm known as Liberty Counsel.

    Sec. 401.59B, Pg. 167, Lines 18-23 - Any individual who does not have acceptable care, according to government, will be taxed 2.5 percent of income. This is a violation of the U.S. Constitution and should not be forced down the throats of Americans.

  • Attack was detrimental

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal's Thursday, April 8 edition Opinion page was filled with views on the recently published Teen Opinion article on abortion. Although I adamantly oppose abortion, I feel that the attack on a teenager's personal view is detrimental to her growing knowledge of both the love of Jesus and life itself.

    If we, as adults, think back to when we were her age, we may well remember that we too had views that changed drastically through the years.