Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Some real facts

    There is so much I want to say in regard to Emily Combs' article in the Monday, March 29 Insight section entitled "A Woman's Choice" that I'm just going to leave it at giving you some real facts to compare your "history lesson."

    According to Gary Bergel's "When You Were Formed in Secret," Geraldine Lux Flanagan's "The Marvelous Journey from Conception to Birth," Janet L. Hopson's "Fetal Psychology" and the National Right To Life organization, from the first 20 weeks on:

  • News-Journal guilty of child abuse

    Your March 29 News-Journal contains the highly inaccurate inflammatory article entitled "A Woman's Choice" by a minor child named Emily Combs. The article contains so many falsehoods it would be easier and faster to point out the one correct statement that Miss Combs makes, "Taking away a woman's right will not stop abortion."