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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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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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