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Tax relief heading to Kentucky taxpayers

By The Staff

The American economy has enjoyed six straight years of uninterrupted growth. But recently, that growth appears to be slowing. In my travels across Kentucky, I've met many families who are uncertain about their economic future, and I felt Congress had to act.

I'm glad to report that we did by passing a bipartisan economic-growth package that will act as a "booster shot" for our economy by providing fast tax relief to American taxpayers.


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Drug Court offers hope for those who need help

By The Staff

No one likes to think of the community in which they live as facing a drug problem. But with the number of crimes committed in Taylor County that are reported in the News-Journal, the problem is a little difficult to ignore.

And, after a few years, one begins to recognize the names that appear more frequently than others in court records.

Defendants are traditionally given several chances to get their lives back on track. Judges typically try diversion and probation before prison time.

But some people apparently won't learn without some additional prompting or help.


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City Schools vote to make travel easier

By The Staff

It's funny how far two dollars will go.

For sports teams and other extracurricular groups at City Schools, it may not be how far $2 will take them but the psychological boost knowing they may not have to raise that much more just to participate for their school.

In January, a Campbellsville Board of Education proposal was floated that traveling groups from City Schools would have to pay $3.86 a mile for bus travel.


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Any savings is a good savings when buying drugs

By The Staff

For some reason, it always seems more difficult to fork over the money for necessities than it does for luxuries. It's much more pleasant to spend money going to the movies than paying the electric bill.

But the electric bill is a necessity for all of us. And so is medicine.

A story in Monday's News-Journal gave the details on local pharmacies' generic drug programs, programs that are going to save us all some money.

Generic drugs, according to the FDA, are exactly the same as brand-name drugs. They just cost less.


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People are willing, and like, to take chances

By The Staff

Heading toward its 20th year, the Kentucky Lottery has certainly made its presence known in Taylor County. Last year alone, Taylor Countians bought $3.6 million in lottery tickets. That's an amazing amount of money.

But at the same time, Taylor County has reaped benefits as well. Payback in prizes totaled $2.2 million, while $1.8 million was paid in college scholarships.

At least we got back more than what we paid out.

A story on today's front page details all the aspects of the Kentucky Lottery.


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Bullying bill has a lot of holes in it

By The Staff

A 13-year-old gets fouled on the basketball court by another student. In turn, later that evening, he sends a Myspace message to that student, saying, "You'd better watch out. I'll get you next time."

Is that 13-year-old being a bully?

One person might say yes, another might disagree. But who's right? And what, if anything, should be done about it?


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J.B. gives us all something to cheer about

By The Staff

The collective whoops of approval in living rooms around Taylor County must have surely raised the community decibel level on Super Bowl Sunday.

But it wasn't a football game we were juiced about.

J.B. Holmes won his second FBR Open in Scottsdale, Ariz. about 20 minutes before the Giants-New England kickoff in Phoenix. That's when his 7-foot-long putt found the bottom of the cup and a gut-wrenching playoff victory over tour veteran Phil Mickelson.

Way to go, J.B.!


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Join us in celebrating Black History

By The Staff

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

-From Maya Angelou's "On the Pulse of Morning"

Beginning with today's issue and continuing through the month of February, the Central Kentucky News-Journal will be running a four-part series highlighting Campbellsville residents in honor of Black History Month.


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Dental exam a good idea if you can afford it

By The Staff

A bill being proposed in the state legislature would require children to have a dental exam before starting school. Students today already must have a physical exam, an eye exam and up-to-date immunizations. And an addition such as this, while it could pose a hardship for some families, certainly makes sense.

A similar bill was first proposed about seven years ago. Each year, however, it has gotten lost in the legislative process.


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Time to step up to the plate

By The Staff

Tomorrow is the last day for candidates to file to run in the May 20 Primary Election.

On a local basis, the ballot includes races for Campbellsville City Council and 51st District State Representative.

The State Representative's race will be particularly interesting as incumbent Russ Mobley, a Republican, is not seeking re-election. Instead, two other Republicans - Russell Montgomery and Asa James Swan - have filed to run. No Democrat had filed papers as of press deadline for this edition.


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