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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Open government? Take it personally

    Don’t take it personally?
    That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency.
    In other words, take closed government personally. Please!
    • Take it personally when a reporter is kicked out of a city council meeting so members can hold an illegal or unnecessary executive session.
    • Take it personally when public access to government records is refused, limited, or attached to excessive fees.

  • Editorial: Conduct public's business in the light of day

      Anyone who has been in office for any amount of time will tell you that you need to quickly develop a thick skin.

    Public officials need to remember that they were elected to represent their districts, not their supporters. That will include hearing from those with opposing viewpoints and talking out differences, often in a public forum.

  • COLUMN: To those who served, thank you

     We are tired of winter. Hopefully, we’ve seen the last of it.

    The storm that produced about 18-inches of snow on Feb. 16 had just melted away – in some places was still melting – when Winter Storm Thor hit Wednesday and Thursday, dumping about 20-inches of snow on LaRue County. Some areas received up to 24-inches of snow.

    We’re glad we didn’t have ice that coated tree limbs and broke power lines. Power outages were minimal. And most of us made it through the snowstorm with water, power, cable and Internet intact.

  • Just Ask: Turning lane

     Is there a turning lane at the end of Lincoln Parkway (the light at Hardee’s/McDonalds) when you turn right onto U.S. 31-E? Each day I stop at the light with my turn signal on to turn right only to have cars drive by in the emergency lane and turn before I have the chance. Once or twice I have almost hit them in the side before I realize they are there. If this is an actual turning lane, maybe it should be marked so we all know which lane to get in to turn.

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  • COLUMN: Spock's mantra was timeless

     Star Trek has been reborn so many times, it’s hard to believe the original TV series – and arguably the best of the bunch – lasted only three years. From 1966 to 1969 – and later in reruns – Captain Kirk and the best-sidekick-ever, Mr. Spock, traveled the universe, righting wrongs and occasionally committing a few.

  • LETTER: Campbellsville Fire Department seeks photos

      100 years for Campbellsville Fire Department

    The Campbellsville Fire Department is celebrating its 100th year. A committee is working on an anniversary publication, and it is looking for photos of the Campbellsville Fire Department. 

  • Navy Reserve celebrates its centennial

    Washington DC – The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on March 3 with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during the year. The events will highlight the history of the Navy Reserve and the remarkable contributions Reserve Sailors have made to the nation’s security.

  • Wintry weather was a challenge for newspaper staff

    It’s not BREAKING news that last week’s snow and ice weather event was challenging for all of us trying to get from home to work, to the grocery, doctor’s appointments, etc., but it was a challenge for our team as well, getting your local news out to you on a timely manner.