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If you plan to have a say ... be there

By The Staff

So, are you registered to vote? If not, you'd better be hustling down to the courthouse. You've got until 4:30 today to register or you won't be able to vote on May 20.

And, believe us, there are plenty of reasons to vote.

Whether it's the Presidential race you're interested in, the U.S. Representative or Senator's races, the State Representative's race, or the alcohol-by-the-drink issue, it's time to make your opinion known.

The Democratic Presidential Primary is a hot-button topic no matter who you talk to. Even Republicans have an opinion on that race.


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Is there anybody out there?

By The Staff

"Is there anybody out there?" Just as Pink Floyd wanted to know in its 1979 album, "The Wall," so do we.

One of our most popular Web site features is back and we need your help to get it up and running again.

Whether it's a front-page story, a sports story, an editorial piece or a wedding, readers once again have an opportunity to post comments about a story. Tell us if you liked it - or if you didn't. By doing that, a dialog can be opened between residents about issues and events of importance to our community.


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Holmes had a master plan for all of us

By The Staff

The scoreboard is peppered with names and addresses. There were Masters invitees from Australia (9), England (5) and Spain (3). But there was only one player from Campbellsville. Ky.

J.B. Holmes has reached a high point in a relatively short professional golfing career - an invitation to what is arguably THE most prestigious golfing event on the PGA Tour - the Masters.

Not just anyone gets an invitation. You have to meet at least one of a list of 18 qualifications. J.B. was in by virtue of his February win at the FBR Open in Arizona.


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Cheap drugs come at a high cost

By The Staff

It's getting more and more expensive to be an American consumer. With energy and food costs rising, inflation hit 4.1 percent in 2007, the highest level in 17 years. Buying imports and traveling are getting pricier, too, with the value of the greenback hitting historic lows against the Canadian dollar and the Euro.

Amid this bleak scenario, one important class of consumer good stands out as a bargain - prescription drugs. In the last year, drug prices have risen by just 1 percent. That's well under the rate of inflation, and the lowest annual price increase in three decades.


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What's your idea of decent?

By The Staff

Everyone should have a decent place to sleep at night. But, apparently, some individuals' definition of "decent" leaves a lot to be desired.

At Monday's Campbellsville City Council meeting, City Building Official Kenny Phillips reported that several people have complained to the City recently about the condition of their rental home.

A story on today's front page gives a few more details about some specific problems.


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What gets your news hackles up?

By The Staff

Ever since Satan took the form of a snake and tempted Adam and Eve, there has been a mystery associated with reptiles.

Not since we published a story last week about a man charged with transporting "poisonous" snakes without a permit did we realize how some of what we do so affects our readers.

Write a story about a child being abused (and this is Child Abuse Awareness Month) and you might never hear a peep. Write a story about someone transporting snakes and you're getting advice all day.

That's what makes the news business so interesting and frustrating at times.


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Drugged driving should be a crime too

By The Staff

One beautiful June morning in 2006, four community leaders from Bowling Green set out for a scenic drive on their motorcycles. For two of them, the ride would be their last.

As they were driving through Logan County, a truck driver crossed a double-yellow line, killing two of the men and seriously injuring another. The truck driver had in her possession marijuana and drug supplies. In fact, she admitted to driving with drugs in her system, and tests verified that she had smoked marijuana before driving the vehicle.


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Child abuse even more prevalent

By The Staff

It's getting worse. That's a fact. A story in the works for Monday's issue will tell it like it is.

The number of reported child abuse cases in Taylor County is on the increase.

The story focuses on statistics from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky. Last year, according to the organization, there were 269 cases of child abuse involving 369 children reported in Taylor County. Of those, 58 were substantiated, involving 105 children.

In 2006, there were 202 cases reported, involving 228 children. About 50 of those cases were substantiated, involving 74 children.


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A helping hand from North Carolina

By The Staff

"If I had a hammer

"I'd hammer in the morning

"I'd hammer in the evening

"All over this land ..."

-From a song by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger

It really is true. What goes around comes around. Do good things for others and it'll come back to you.

Last week, there were about 100 people from North Carolina in Campbellsville doing good things. Perhaps it was a touch of payback for all the good things our community has done for others.


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Tigers take us on a fun ride

By The Staff

Winding up an improbable run at a national title on Monday, the Campbellsville University Tigers left Kansas City with their heads held high.

After all, the Tigers went farther than any other Campbellsville University basketball team in history - to the semifinals of the national championship tournament.

Coach Keith Adkins said there will still be smiles on their faces.


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