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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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An editorial by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

Legislative session heads for final week

As we move rapidly into the final eight days of this short session, the General Assembly has come to a major turning point.

As many of you know, Kentucky faces an immense unfunded liability in our public employee pension system.


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An editorial by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

University expansion bill first to pass both chambers

 


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Carney acts on voters' behalf

Have you ever made a mistake? Sure you have. Perhaps it was minor, and it had minor consequences.

Even if your mistake was more serious, that, too, came with consequences.

Did you suffer for your mistake and pay for it by dealing with those consequences? If so, then it’s all behind you, and you should be able to move on with your life. Shouldn’t you?

That’s what some Kentucky lawmakers believe, and they will face legislation that supports that belief during the current legislative session in Frankfort.


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Support bill to protect victims, children of rape

For many victims of sexual assault, the physical attack is often just the beginning.

But during this General Assembly, our lawmakers have an opportunity to make the ordeal a little less complicated for those who become pregnant by their rapists.

Kentucky is one of 34 states where, because of a loophole in current law, women who become pregnant as a result of rape could face further harassment from their attackers when they sue for parental visitation rights to the child.

Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, has filed a bill to close this loophole.


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Gun control not the answer to senseless violence

During his news conference in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama pushed hard for Congress to quickly enact new and more restrictive gun control measures.

He also signed 23 executive orders positioned as actions to keep our nation’s children safe.


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