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Police officer's murder was 'evil'

If what investigators have hypothesized about the death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis is true, there is only one way to describe the still unknown killer: diabolical.

Ellis was shot numerous times and killed in the early hours of Saturday, May 25, at a ramp to the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County.

Investigators theorize someone put debris, the nature of which they have not identified, across the road. When Ellis, who was off duty and on his way home, got out of his car to try to clear the road, he was shot from an elevated vantage point.


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A guest editorial by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

New laws help fight prescription drug problem

I've shared with you many statistics over the last couple of years about Kentucky's prescription drug abuse epidemic.

At the time of 2012 legislation aimed at cracking down on questionable pain-management clinics or so-called "pill mills," 1,000 Kentuckians were dying each year from pain pill overdose.

I'm glad to report that 2012 and 2013 legislation is making a noticeable difference in the amount of narcotics being prescribed - and abused - in the commonwealth.


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Farmer's actions may be 'unforgettable'

Even though his jersey hangs among famed University of Kentucky Wildcat greats along the rafters of Rupp Arena, the shine on former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer’s legend and reputation is more than tarnished following his indictment on federal charges.


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Life goes on

The leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and stroke. Accidents rank fifth on the list.

Those accidents, however, are deaths caused by unintentional injuries, not by a terrorist incident such as the one that happened Monday, April 15, in Boston.

The three most common types of accidents that result in death are car wrecks, falls and unintentional poisonings.

As we walk through life on a daily basis, we, of course, know an accident can happen at any time.


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A guest editorial by Tammy Tinsley, American Cancer Society

Fight against cancer continues on local level

Today in Kentucky, 68 people will be told, “You have cancer.”
The American Cancer Society is in your community to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well by finding cures and by fighting back.
The American Cancer Society, Taylor Regional Hospital, community partners and its legion of dedicated volunteers are all working together with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.


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Kentuckians should be filled with pride

There is a lot to be proud of if you live in the Bluegrass State, especially this spring.

The University of Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team just won a national championship and the school’s women’s team played for a championship against a Connecticut team that has been a dominant force for the past 20 years.

Although they didn’t advance as far, Kentucky’s women’s team also reached the Elite 8, finishing the season as one of the top teams in the nation.


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System failing murder victim

Brianna Brucker is charged with murdering her 3-month-old son, Charles Brett Hayden Jr. So why would she be released with out posting any bond?

Brucker, 20, and her husband, Dale Brucker, 26, the boy’s stepfather, have been charged with her son’s death. Brianna Brucker was held in jail on a $100,000 cash bond, which was reduced last week to $50,000, unsecured.

Dale Brucker has requested that his $125,000 bond be reduced, but that request has been denied.


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Color to Conquer raises money to fight cancer

Everyone was smiling. In every photo from the event, you can see someone grinning from ear to ear.

And participants ran and walked in the event to bring smiles to other people's faces.

On Saturday, Donna Wise, Will Patton, Katie Irwin and Jenny Jessie hosted the first Color to Conquer 5K Walk and Run, with money raised going toward the annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser to support children's cancer research. Runners paid entry fees and donations were accepted.


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A guest editorial by Austin Yates

CU student believes community needs alcohol sales

When it comes to the city of Campbellsville and her adoring politics, one topic seems to raise the hairs of everyone in the city. I am of course talking about the sale of alcohol.

No matter what time of year or what side of the opinion you’re on, this always tends to be the hot topic of central Kentucky politics.

Campbellsville is currently in gridlock on the subject. In a nutshell, alcohol can be sold only in restaurants and during certain hours of the day.


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Kudos to state Beta champs

Congratulations are in order for our local schools. Taylor County elementary and middle and Campbellsville middle schools won multiple awards last Friday at this year’s Kentucky Junior Beta Convention in Louisville.

TCES won first place in the Songfest competition, TCES fifth-grader Raegan Mardis won second place in the black and white photo category and fifth-grader Emma Sadler won third place in the color photo category.

TCMS won first place for talent, campaign skit and candidate speech.


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