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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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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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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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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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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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