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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Notes from a mammographer's diary

    There have been so many good questions lately from our mammography patients. There's no question as to why they are confused by all the latest media attention.

    It's been said recently that women may not need to have their mammograms every year after age 40, and now they don't know what they should be doing.

  • Intern says newspaper has it all

    Whoever said that local newspaper journalism is dead is full of it.

    If there's one thing that I have learned in my almost three months at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, it's that people in small towns rely heavily on their local newspaper.

    The local newspaper is the source for local events. The New York Times isn't going to tell you what time the Easter service is at Asbury United Methodist Church or whose children were on the school honor roll.

  • 'You've come a long way, baby'

    Thirty-some years ago, half of America's families consisted of a dad who worked and a mom who stayed home to raise the children.

    Today, that number is just 20 percent.

    How incredibly our families have changed in my lifetime.

    "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation," a recent report by the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver, looks at American women and how their careers have changed the nation.

    It's certainly food for thought, actually putting details, statistics and reasoning to things I've taken for granted all of my adult life.

  • There are always alternatives

    The "Insight" page article written by Taylor County teens is always interesting, and it is such a good opportunity for the writers to share their opinions.

    While I certainly respect her right to her own beliefs, it seems unfortunate that the writer of "A Woman's Choice" did not do more research for her article in the March 29 edition of the CKNJ.

  • The courage to speak out

    Congratulations to Emily Combs. You presented an insightful opinion in your article, dated Monday, March 29. You have learned your history well and had the courage to form your opinion and tell it in public. I can only imagine what you might be experiencing with this community's strong influence with regard to religion.

  • Babies have souls, too

    In response to Emily Combs' article "A Woman's Choice," I would like to offer the following. I applaud your public claim to believe in God. However, I must point out several errors in your argument.