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Cap and trade means lights out for small businesses

By The Staff

Get ready to pay a whole lot more to keep the lights on.

Congress currently is working to pass a huge energy bill. The centerpiece is a system to force energy utilities to purchase government credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions. This would in effect be an energy tax on the American people as the utilities pass the increased costs along to consumers and small business owners.


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The private lives of public officials

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As happens every so often, we have recently been through a spate of embarrassing reports about the lives of prominent public officials. Adulterous affairs by Nevada Senator John Ensign, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, and former presidential candidate John Edwards, entanglements in prostitution by Louisiana Senator David Vitter and former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer - these are just the latest in a long line of dismaying revelations about people in whom the American voters once put their trust.


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Have you checked out the Bookmarks?

By Becky Cassell, Editor

From mischievous dogs, circuses and vampires to questions about God and death row miracles … there has literally been something to interest everyone at the CKNJ Bookmarks reading group meetings.


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Health plan will increase costs for families and kill jobs

By The Staff

During a recent telephone town hall, a constituent from Bowling Green told me, "Being a two-time cancer survivor, and possibly having it for a third time, I'm very concerned about health care reform. I know money is tight for everyone right now, but I'm worried about new taxes and being forced to accept government-run health care. I just really think if we have less government in health care, we would be better off."


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Just for the record

By Calen McKinney

From time to time, I visit the Topix message board to read what posters are writing about what's going on in Taylor County.


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Public records can turn up amazing things

By Linda Ireland

In Kentucky, it's presumed that government documents are open unless there's a good reason to keep them secret.

Until July 1, people in South Dakota had to prove documents were open as they sought information. A new law shifts the burden to government to show why it has the right to withhold information.

Officials think it will have a "long-term positive impact on government," according to a news account. It's a long overdue development.


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One dress, 365 days ... hmmm

By Becky Cassell, Editor

I stand in front of the open doors of my closet every morning, taking inventory of what's clean, what still needs ironing, what matches. Or doesn't.


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Home is where the kittens are

By Calen McKinney

I just couldn't resist those big blue eyes. Her small, frail, shaking body that yearned for human touch. The rough and tiny "meow" that sounded (at least to me) like she was really saying, "Calen, come rescue me."


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Sounds in the night

By The Staff

"Carol, there is someone outside your bathroom window."


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Let Jackson rest in peace

By James Roberts

I took great offense to a guest editorial by Daniel B. Kline published on Monday's Central Kentucky News-Journal Opinion Page. But that's the problem with opinions. Everybody's got the right to share theirs, whether we like what they say or not.


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