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Grimes should admit she voted for Obama

 It’s kind of like Alison Lundergan Grimes has one-upped St. Peter. The Democratic challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has been excoriated in the usually friendly urban media for denying Barack Obama four times before the cock crowed. Or at least before the Courier-Journal went to press.


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Continue the fight against breast cancer

Your bra is not giving you breast cancer.

Your deodorant is not giving you breast cancer.

Coffee is not giving you breast cancer.

Mammograms are not giving you breast cancer.

In a large percentage of cases, your genes aren't even giving you breast cancer.

As with anything that escalates to the level of attention breast cancer has received, there are several myths about the disease. There are posts all over social media and even reports on mainstream media that do nothing but incite fear over incorrect information.


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National Newspaper Week is Oct. 5-11

A week to celebrate newspapers

It's a week to celebrate in the newspaper industry. Oct. 5-11 is recognized as National Newspaper Week, and as times are changing in our business in many ways, we continue to approach our work with pride in the product we present to you.

Today, many people look at the newspaper industry, and the first thing that comes to mind is, "Newspapers are a thing of the past."


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Government should stay out of tobacco work age issue

Since the beginning of recorded and unrecorded history - before the days of Rights to Life or Pro-Choice, Papal declarations, even contraceptives - human beings have been reproducing. It's just in our hard wiring and the only way any and all of us are here today.

In addition to the joy of embracing little bundles of joy, one pragmatic benefit for our forefathers and foremothers was, in effect, "creating" their own work force which was essential to farm life since there wasn't another pool from which help could be hired such as we have today.


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Saying goodbye to a hero

By The Staff

Even after he took his last breath, Tony Grider was never alone.

Firefighters stood by Grider's side until he was put to rest yesterday afternoon, and they did so every minute after he was injured on Aug. 21.

Saying goodbye to someone is never easy, and we know the past two days have been especially hard for Grider's family and all the brothers and sisters he served with at fire and EMS.


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Voters lose when candidates feud

A campaign bus that doesn't have the proper permits to carry passengers. A campaign manager who resigned because of rumors he might be connected to an improper donation in Iowa last year.

These are the topics it seems the campaigns for both sides of the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky want to talk about.

Of course, the candidates don't want to talk about their own campaign problems. They want to talk about their opponent's.


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By Taylor Riley, Landmark News Service

McConnell, Grimes face tough questions in first debate

 


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The face of farming takes on a new look

When you think about farmers, what do you picture?

For many, the word likely conjures images of a middle-aged man in overalls driving a tractor.

Quint Pottinger is not that farmer.

Recently, Pottinger was named an agriculture Champion of Change by the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture for his efforts to grow the next generation of farmers, his initiatives and his involvement in state agricultural organizations.


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More Kentuckians now have health insurance

Kentucky got some exciting news this week.

Already a national leader in establishing its own health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, it now is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to cutting the number of its residents with no health insurance.

Kentucky ranked second, just behind Arkansas, in showing the sharpest reductions in people without health coverage under the law also known as Obamacare, according to a survey by Gallup, the national polling firm.


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Starting the year off right

By The Staff

It's been said that each summer seems shorter than the last.

And even though the days on the calendar don't really get any fewer, feeling that they go by in the blink of an eye is understandable.

It seems like only days ago that local high school seniors went to prom and crossed the stage to get their diplomas. We wish them best of luck at college or the workplace.

Students at Kentucky Christian Academy went back to class on Tuesday and Campbellsville and Taylor County students once again grazed their hallways starting Wednesday.


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