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Teen Board worth your time

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Here at the News-Journal, we're gearing up for the fifth year of our Teen Editorial Board.

And we're excited.

The staff at our office is a little too far removed from their teenage years to be trying to tell our readers what's going on in the world of teens. Because of that, we decided a few years ago to let the younger generation tell about their world in their own words.


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There's no place like home

By Calen McKinney

It's been just about a year since I left my parents' house and dove head first into homeownership.

If the past year has taught me anything, it's that you can never have enough money and there will always be something that needs fixing.

I've learned how to use a drill (and the strange looking accessories that go with that drill), that watering plants every day may not be good for them and that sump pumps aren't fun when they aren't working correctly.


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'On loan' daughter will be missed

By Becky Cassell, Editor

I feel like I'm losing a daughter, and she hasn't even left yet. And the worst part is that she's not even my daughter.

Marybeth moved in with our family in June. And she's leaving tomorrow. We're going to miss her so much.

While she has sometimes called me "Mom" and we've all treated her like one of the family, she actually belongs to some friends in Illinois. A student at Southern Illinois University, Marybeth was only "on loan" for the summer.

And summer is over.


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I'm a self-professed Olympic Games junkie

By The Staff

The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming!

Actually, they've already arrived and the world has taken notice. For the 29th games, the Olympics are taking place in Beijing, China. The city is 12 hours ahead of Bardstown so most of what we see will have already taken place. But the excitement is still there, regardless of the time difference.


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Internet gobbles another 'public' item

By The Staff

Do you have a computer and Internet access?

It seems that most people these days do, but, believe it or not, there are still a good many people out in this world who do not, and I think some of our government agencies are forgetting that.


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Credit reports offer peace of mind

By James Roberts

I'll admit, I was a little worried. The cell phone call came at 4:30 Friday afternoon. A robotic voice told me of a problem with my Taylor County Bank card and that I should call back to sort out the problem.

I didn't think much about that first call. After all, I don't have a Taylor County Bank card. Still, stories of identity theft began circling around my brain. The thought of someone taking advantage of my limited financial resources for their own gain has been a long held fear of mine.


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Do what's natural ... and best

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Have you ever wished you could turn back time and do something over again? And do it differently?

When we received a press release recently about World Breastfeeding Month in August, I immediately thought about my children. I breastfed all three of my children, though I stopped nursing my eldest son after about three months, about the time I went back to work. I didn't know how to work and breastfeed at the same time.


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Goodbye Campbellsville ... and thanks

By Larry Rowell

Those of you who know me know that I'm a very proud Georgian and that I like to say that I'm southern by birth and bulldog by God's grace.

However, I must confess that I have come to love the Bluegrass state. Though I will never root for a blue nation sports team, I nonetheless find the state and people to be quite pleasant and enjoyable.

My wife and I have lived in Campbellsville for about six years in two different stints and we love the community. Taylor Countians, for the most part, are good, God-fearing, generous and friendly people.


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Lord, help us keep our mouths shut

By Neila Schuhmann

Big, bold letters stated, "Lord help me this day to keep my big mouth shut." A family member had given a T-shirt printed with those words to my favorite aunt in the late 1970s.

Aunt Debbie was known for speaking her opinion in those days. Today, she's still opinionated, but certainly softer spoken.

I'm guessing it would be fair to say that most of us have been guilty at some point in our lives of speaking a little too freely. I've confessed the sin of the tongue - unfortunately more than once - in the confessional booth.


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Alcohol sales will have little impact

By James Roberts

Since voters approved limited sales in May, alcohol has been a steady topic of conversation. It has remained in the headlines steadily and has taken its place along the top shelf of gossip fodder.

Some say it's the economic boon we've been waiting for. Others say it's a colossal waste of time. I fall somewhere in the middle.


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