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Medicare for all: It's time

By The Staff

President Barack Obama has said repeatedly that he wants "ideas that work." In spite of this, leading Democrats are working hard on plans for health care reform that will fail.

These plans, pushed by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and others, seek to extend coverage to everyone by mandating the purchase of private insurance, with perhaps an option to buy into a public plan. They would ease this purchase through an "insurance exchange," while subsidizing premiums for those with low incomes.


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The older I get ...

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Why is it that the older we get, the more we cherish our youth?


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Am I really getting paid for this?

By James Roberts

You know, sometimes I feel guilty calling what I do work. Sure, there are times when I feel like I'm not being paid enough. But there are also times when I have to stop and ask myself, "Am I really getting paid for this?"

After a week of vacation, I returned to work last week with the dreaded prospect of two evening assignments.


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Pennies in short supply

By Linda Ireland

A lady called our office last week hoping to persuade one of us to "share" one of the new Lincoln bicentennial pennies with her. While we were sympathetic that she has not been able to find one, we weren't about to mail one of the keepsakes to a perfect stranger.

It's not like the pennies have been showing up in pocket change.


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We need farm policy reform now

By The Staff

As our government enacts a stimulus package and President Barack Obama announces bold initiatives to stem home mortgage foreclosures, disaster still threatens family farmers and their communities. 

The government's response to plummeting commodity prices and tightening credit markets leads to the basic question, who will produce our food?


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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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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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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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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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