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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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City Schools need to go that extra mile

By The Staff

We hear the words more often lately - budget cuts, recession, economic downturn. No one is sheltered from the ramifications - especially our government agencies that count on tax dollars to make ends meet.

So, it comes as no real surprise that one of our school systems is looking at the possibility of raising the mileage fee it charges school groups for extracurricular trips.

We can be relatively sure that there will be many more such proposals if budget cuts reach the level already being discussed in Frankfort.

We don't have a problem with legitimate discussion.


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Congratulations, Megan, for a job well done

By The Staff

Campbellsville and Taylor County were once again well represented at this past weekend's Kentucky Junior Miss program.

Megan Romines made a Top 15 showing. Taylor County's junior misses always do well at the state program and this year was no exception.

Megan, you should be proud of your accomplishments. We are. We congratulate you on your success and wish for you only more in the future.


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Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

By The Staff

Decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said to supporters of the civil rights movement in Washington, D.C., "... I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'


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Court traveling a slippery gravel slope

By The Staff

"I'm warning you," Mom says. "This is the last time!"

That idle threat is probably heard on a regular basis in every household from here to Timbuktu. But Taylor County magistrates heard something similar recently, and we certainly hope they'll really start to listen soon.

Last November, magistrates voted to adopt a resolution recommended by the Court's Transportation Committee that the County no longer accept gravel roads into its road system - with the exception of three roads already in the process of being accepted.


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Newest safety net is promising

By The Staff

Thanks to technology, our families will soon be safer.

A new "One Call Now" program, already in use at some local schools, will notify us by telephone in the event of an emergency in Taylor County.

The one-call system can send a pre-recorded message to as many as 5,000 phone numbers in a minute's time. In less than 10 minutes, all of Taylor County could be warned of an approaching storm.


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Mother's worst nightmare comes true

By Don Whitehead

Victims of domestic violence go to great lengths to protect their children. They do not want their children to be hurt and will voluntarily take a beating in order to keep their children from being hit.

A mother's worst nightmare is to have her children become a victim of the violence.


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Why not 21? The renewed debate over underage drinking

By Stephen Wallace

Renewed public discourse about the advisability of lowering the legal drinking age, largely fueled by former Middlebury College President John M. McCardell Jr., has opened a different front in the war on substance use and abuse among young people.

While some have tired of the now decades-old debate, a fresh round of honest discussion by informed public policy-makers and pundits can only inure to the benefit of those with the most at stake.


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It's time to develop all of Kentucky to its potential

By The Staff

In response to (The) Courier Journal's Dec. 17 trashing Interstate 66 and Kentucky as a whole ...

The first time I ever heard of the "Road to Nowhere" was when Happy Chandler, running for governor in 1953, called Gov. Lawrence Wetherby's proposed Kentucky Turnpike from Louisville to Elizabethtown, the "Road that starts nowhere and ends nowhere." Today, what was the Kentucky Turnpike is now part of I-65, one of the busiest roads in Kentucky.


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Help the Girl Scouts by eating

By The Staff

Ask anyone what comes to mind when they hear the words "Girl Scouts" and they're likely to say: "cookies."

And they'd be right.

But Girl Scouts are much more than just cookies. Just ask one.

For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouting has helped to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

According to the organization's Web site, Girl Scouting is the world's leading organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, young ladies build character and skills for success in the real world.


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