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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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A hamster and some dead birds

By The Staff

One of parenting's biggest challenges is when to protect your kids from life and when to let them learn the truth about it.


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Slideshows bring you more

By Becky Cassell, Editor

If you haven't seen the slideshow of photographs from the July Fourth Celebration in Campbellsville, then stop reading here. Go to www.cknj.com and do so now.


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If only dogs could talk

By Becky Cassell, Editor

I watched her stop at the edge of the yard beneath the tree. The rabbit, perched at the edge of the woods nibbling clover, wasn't aware of Maggie's presence ... yet.


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Nutritious school lunches equals healthier children

By The Staff

Given all I know about food and the food system as an adult, it seems slightly funny that as a child, with parents who diligently packed me a brown bag lunch every day, I was jealous of the kids who ate school lunch. I wanted the pizza, the sloppy joes and the tater tots ... and not my crummy turkey sandwich on whole grain bread.

I suppose that's because I, along with many Americans, had yet to learn the real impact of unhealthy food on children.


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Maybe we should remember the actual man in the mirror

By The Staff

Exactly how many hit singles does a singer need for people to forget that he was likely a child molester? If you only have a couple is it okay to rob a store or maybe to beat your wife? Perhaps Huey Lewis gets a free pass on a speeding ticket but Paul McCartney could murder a hobo with nobody thinking negatively about him.


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