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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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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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It was indeed a Classic

By The Staff

Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but for Campbellsville High, which hosted its 13th basketball tournament during the holiday break, it was another great run of basketball entertainment.

Sixteen teams, three days, 24 games, 42 hours of basketball.

The tournament committee led by Campbellsville High Coach Tim Davis, Athletics Director Jim Hardy and a host of volunteers did an excellent job of moving things along. Thirteen years is a good foundation for success.


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Spreading Christmas cheer

By The Staff

Five hundred. That's the number of children whose Christmas prospects were improved this year because of Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids.

We are a giving community, but we're also an active community with many active participants. All the giving in the world does not necessarily compute to a good project. But we're blessed to have a couple of great coordinators - Sharon Dobson at the fire departments and Denise Gupton at Rescue.


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Let's make the best of a brand new year

By The Staff

In about a hundred hours the calendar will flip to a new year - 2008. Almost hard to believe, isn't it?

But as we move ahead, we know that promises can be a dime a dozen. The ones we make that are worth carrying through are as scarce as a hen's teeth. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

We may have a few personal things that we're going to resolve in 2008 - trim a few pounds, stop smoking, get right with God, rekindle a friendship, or be a better mom or dad.


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Merry Christmas!

By The Staff

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)


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New equipment won't thwart sign thieves

By The Staff

It's a shame it's even necessary, but a recent purchase by the County makes good financial sense.

Taylor Fiscal Court recently bought a $7,435 machine that will let County employees make road signs themselves rather than having to order them to help cut the cost.

Last year alone, the County spent $8,900 on signs. With the new machine, hopefully that cost will decrease to the cost of supplies.


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And we're off to a good start

By The Staff

And we're off, to coin a popular Derby day refrain.

Last Tuesday, Steve Beshear was inaugurated as Kentucky's new governor. Let's hope that Campbellsville and Taylor County are as well represented in what happens during the next four years as we were in Beshear's inaugural parade.

Band members from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools as well as the Campbellsville University Marching Tigers were a part of Tuesday's celebration.

It's commendable that our small community had three groups invited to be a part of such a momentous occasion.


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Holidays are a time of giving

By The Staff

Someone once said: "The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."

And around this community the hearts are always warmer than the dead-of-winter weather.

The Holiday Helpline has ensured that nearly 400 families will have a better Christmas than they might have had otherwise. But the Helpline isn't taking credit. That credit belongs to the community - the one that is always so giving.


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