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Pets need a voice in Frankfort too

By The Staff

My name is Jenia Webb-Sizemore. I live in Leslie County, Ky. I am unofficially lobbying for a House Bill called "Romeo's Law."

Unofficially means I've taken this task upon myself. I have not been recruited by any elected politician. I am a pet owner and I have worked in the criminal law field for 18 years.

After seeing State Rep. Stan Lee on my local news being interviewed regarding his proposal of the bill and hearing very little about Romeo, I researched Romeo's story and could not believe what this poor puppy went through at the hands of his owner.


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We need to abolish the federal Reserve

By The Staff

I would like to give my thoughts regarding the article, "Schools could face major cuts."

Most people don't ask themselves a few simple questions regarding where money ultimately comes from to fund our public schools. Everyone should be outraged by who and what backs up this money.

All this money, which is really credit, comes from the Federal Reserve. The FED is privately owned by international bankers and is independent of the U.S. government. The Federal Reserve Act was passed Dec. 23, 1913.


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We will not abandon you

By The Staff

The lack of support shown by national lawmakers to give troops the support needed to achieve their mission has become egregious. Americans wag at political assertions of troop support as the mission is obstructed. Every day, it seems as if another public official has claimed that victory in Iraq is impossible. This would come as quite a shock to the fighting soldiers. They know better. They also know that such proclamations are made solely for political gain, and are perhaps most welcomed by the enemies they fight.


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Franklin is a great choice

By The Staff

In regards to Scott Franklin's recent appointment to the assistant principal's job at Taylor County High School, congratulations Coach!

You were my favorite teacher in eighth grade and this job could not have come to a better guy. If you are reading this, I wish you the best of luck and I know that you will do well with it. You always think about the welfare of us as students.

Again, good luck in the years ahead.

Ryan D. Cable

Berea, Ky.


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Presidential campaigns are energizing

By John Stone

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for a more common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for The United States of America."

Every election, be it Fiscal Court, City Council, Senate or Presidential, we the people, have the opportunity to form a more perfect union. We all have the chance to promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty.


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News judgment is distressing

By The Staff

As a 24-year resident of Campbellsville, I have watched with dismay as the News-Journal has featured person after person on the front page as a result of their indictment or run-in with the law.

I can only imagine the grief caused to the family and friends of those so featured. I can only wonder why that qualifies as front-page news?


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Dope dealers need to be registered too

By The Staff

Isn't it nice to see Kentucky potentially be the vanguard of a national movement instead of its hind end?

Right now, Kansas is the only state in the U.S. (that I am aware of at least) that has established a system of registration for convicted dope dealers and manufacturers. Kentucky could join Kansas if BR273, sponsored by Middlesboro Rep. Rick Nelson, passes this year's General Assembly.


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Sexual abuse laws need to be toughened

By The Staff

Did you know that in Kentucky there is a tougher penalty for cock fighting, if you own one of the roosters or the fight occurs on your property, than for sexually abusing a 12-year-old child?

The following changes to Kentucky's sexual abuse laws are being proposed. House Bill 211 includes the following:

- Changing the ages covered in first-degree child sexual abuse (defined as abuse other than rape or sodomy) from "up to 12" to "up to 16 years of age."


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CHS Step Team was, well, out of step

By The Staff

On behalf of everyone at Campbellsville High School, I would like to take a moment to express my apologies for the routine that our Step Team performed at half time of the recent Campbellsville-Taylor County boys' basketball game.

While the group put forth a great deal of effort in developing a routine to perform, they failed to consider the impression that part of their performance would have upon those in attendance.


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Anxious for governor's budget plan

By Marion Bowman

I'm sure many of your readers watched our governor's State of the Commonwealth Address last week. At least, it is hoped they did, for we all need to keep abreast of the events that will affect each of us.

Personally, I was a bit disappointed for he didn't tell us much in the way of his intentions for the state. Not that I really expected him to; his intent was to generate enthusiasm in all of us and in the General Assembly for the up-coming legislative session.


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