Commonwealth Journal

Editorials

Editorials
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    October 13, 2011 1 Photo

  • 2011 Heart Walk: Steps in the right direction

    It's always pleasant to report good news in which our entire community can participate with positive results.
    Such is the cae with next Saturday's annual American Heart Association’s Lake Cumberland Heart Walk at Somerset High School.
    As of today, some 250 Pulaski County residents are expected to participate by — quite literally—taking positive steps to improve their health. Their goal is to  to raise $35,000 this year to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, respectively. However, with this encouragement, perhaps even more will join in the effort.
    The non-competitive, one- to three-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. and includes teams of employees from local companies, along with friends, family members and survivors of all ages.
    Activities will be available, including a kid’s zone, music, a survivor memorial, and helicopter appearance by Air Methods KY. Throughout the day, heart healthy snacks and information will be available.
     

    October 9, 2011

  • Tobacco drying for Opinion Page.jpg 'Golden Leaf' has lost its luster

    For many years, tobacco was the undisputed king of crops in Kentucky, but the end of the tobacco quota program in 2004, a continuing decline in the number of smokers in the United States and increased competition from foreign-grown tobacco have combined to greatly diminish tobacco’s impact on the state’s farm economy.
    To be sure, more tobacco is grown in Kentucky than any other state, but the 726 million pounds of tobacco Kentucky farmers expect to take to market this fall represent a drop of nearly 28 percent from a decade ago when 991 million pounds of tobacco were raised in the state.
    The number of cigarette consumers in the U.S. has dropped dramatically in the last two decades, and here in Kentucky, state and local governments and employers have actually encouraged the smoking decline.

    September 14, 2011 1 Photo

  • New Pulaski roads proving confusing

    If you haven’t taken a wrong turn on Pulaski County’s recently opened network of new highways, you’re definitely in the minority. Braggarts around coffee shops saying driving on the new roads is a piece of cake are branded as smart aleck city slickers.

    September 16, 2010

  • Honoring thosewho gave theirlives in service

    In the years before he was nominated to the U.S.Supreme Court by President TheodoreRoosevelt, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was thevoice of remembering those who served.Memorial Day became an official holiday throughan act of the federal government in 1967.

    June 1, 2010

  • ‘Human Training Wheels’

    July 2, 2009

  • Thrift is good for us, government The government needs to be more thrifty.

    June 30, 2009

  • Everbody used to love a parade Yes, those were the Good Ol’ Days; treasured memories of a time long gone.

    June 29, 2009

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