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Health care professionals have our blessing

By The Staff

It takes a special kind of person to care for those who are sick or hurt. In addition to all the "learned knowledge," such as education and training, it also takes patience, kindness and genuine caring.

A majority of the health care professionals in our community are exactly that, and none of them more so than nurses and nurses' aides.

For all their expertise, doctors are often rushed to the point of checking on a patient, signing some orders and hurrying on to the next patient before heading to their offices.

Nurses and aides, however, remain with their patients.


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Hide your prescription drugs

By The Staff

Last year, the News-Journal published a story about the results of the latest Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey of local students.

The survey results showed that prescription drug abuse is on the rise with teenagers. As a matter of fact, according to Karen Hayes with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, one in every four teens uses prescription drugs to get high.

No wonder Kentucky leads the nation in prescription drug abuse.


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Taylor County: What better place to live?

By The Staff

We all knew it. But now others are learning as well. Taylor County is a wonderful place in which to live and raise a family.

A story on today's front page tells about a family - a large, extended family - who moved to Taylor County from Las Vegas, Nev. last year. They did so because they visited the area and liked it. A family, passing through, gets the feeling that this is the place for them to live. Sounds like a made-for-TV movie script.

They thought it would be a better place in which to raise their growing family than in the frantic, big-city atmosphere of Las Vegas.


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Helping Food Pantry helps everyone

By The Staff

"But just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us[a] - see that you also excel in this grace of giving."

-2 Corinthians 8:7

There are many worthy causes in the community, but it would seem logical that the issue of children not having enough to eat should rank near the top of the list.

If the Taylor County Food Pantry is just four weeks away from halting service due to a lack of funding, then it's obvious families in the community are going hungry - and it's going to do nothing but get worse.


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The wart called homelessness

By The Staff

Clad in several layers of mismatched clothing and a hat hiding her face, the woman pushed a shopping cart along North Columbia Avenue. She collected items that might be of use at some point and asked people for money.

Many people avoided her, and most did not make eye contact.

She continued to push her cart along the street toward the large grouping of cardboard boxes, where various people were covering themselves with threadbare blankets and plastic to keep the rain out.

They were homeless, and the boxes were their beds for the night.


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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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Just what is a delegate anyway?

By The Staff

The race between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to become the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party may not be settled until the Democratic National Convention in August.


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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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