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Some laws are flat-out stupid

By Becky Cassell, Editor

I've written before about the uselessness of antiquated laws still in existence. Remember the duties of a Kentucky constable?


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A little bit about a lot

By Calen McKinney

A few topics have been weighing on my mind lately, so I thought I would address them all at the same time.

First up, the Fiscal Court contracting with Campbellsville Baptist Church to operate Veterans Memorial Park.

I have to say that when I first heard that magistrates wanted to investigate whether leasing the park could save them some money, I immediately thought, don't we have bigger - and more costly - issues to worry about?


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President's budget: Taxes too much, spends too much and borrows too much

By The Staff

Many Kentuckians, just like many across the country, are struggling to get by during this economic crisis. Unemployment is at a 25-year high. Too many have seen their hard-earned savings dwindle. And people are worried about paying for education, health care or the mortgage.

At a time like this, Americans have a right to expect that as they are cutting back, so is their government.


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That great big hill of hope

By Stephen Wallace

Paradoxically, in this time of almost crushing concern over the state of our nation, the inauguration of a new President ushers in, at least briefly, a period of palpable hope.

Hope for a better economy, for demonstrable progress in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East, and for improvements in everything from climate change to education to Social Security to health care. Indeed, optimism abounds even as things seem to be falling down all around us. It's the American way.


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Goodbye CATS, hello progress

By James Roberts

CATS has breathed its last breath.


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Onions on pizza or blood pressure control?

By The Staff

"Hello, Supreme Pizza, Carmen speaking, how can I help you Dr. Applebaum?"

How do you know my name?

"Caller ID, my friend, would you like the usual, vegetarian with extra onions delivered to 23 High Side Lane?"

That would be great.

"Ok, Dr., it will be there in 20 minutes and we'll charge it to your credit card on file, OK?"

Sure, thank you, goodbye.


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Sunshine is for more than just flowers

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Sun - shine [suhn-shahyn] n.

1. the shining of the sun; direct light of the sun

2. brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness

3. the effect of the sun in lighting and heating a place

4. a place where the direct rays of the sun fall

Say you have gone to a government or school board meeting to hear and maybe even participate in a discussion about why a certain action is being taken.

Then, to your surprise, a vote is taken without that discussion taking place.

What happened?


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From the ridiculous to the stupid

By Becky Cassell, Editor

It always seems as if something breaks down or needs replacing whenever large bills are due.

If it's time to pay the homeowner's insurance premium, then one of our vehicles needs new tires. If it's time for property tax bills, then the hot water heater goes out. That's just the way life is.

Somehow, though, while there might not always be money for the things we want, there always seems to be enough for the things we need.


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A reporter's take on the rumor mill

By James Roberts

Rumors. They can be thorns in the side of reporters. Rumors abound in the newsroom. Folks call us quite often to tell us the latest one. We welcome them all. Some turn out to be true and become news stories. Others are not and are promptly forgotten.


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February closes with a flurry of legislative action

By The Staff

As my colleagues and I returned from the 2009 session's five day hiatus, we quickly resumed our work attending meetings, hearing testimony, studying proposed legislation and approving bills in the House chambers as only 12 days remain in this year's legislative session.


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