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Have a great Thanksgiving

By The Staff

Today is a day officially set aside as a time for gratitude. And those of us who live in Campbellsville and Taylor County have so much for which to be grateful.

Most of us will sit down with family members and friends for a meal that can only be described as a feast. We can also be thankful that we have neighbors who will be there for those who don't have family and friends nearby or for those who don't have the resources to provide their own feasts.


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Hopes Smoking Ordinance goes through

By The Staff

I hope that Campbellsville goes forward with a smoking ordinance in public buildings. All businesses should be smoke-free for health reasons.

Also smoking should not be around the outside of doors and entrances. Those who smoke should have consideration for those who don't because it has an impact on other people.

Tommy Larimore

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Magistrates not being thrify with Cat Hollow

By The Staff

It's Christmas and you ask your family to supply a list of things that they might like to receive as a gift. But instead of going by the list, you decide to buy your wife a gift so expensive that you can no longer afford anything for anyone else. To top it all off, what you bought your wife wasn't even on her list.

Well, Merry Christmas Taylor County, you just received Cat Hollow Road.

Magistrates last Tuesday earmarked a $200,000 expenditure that no one but them appears to covet.


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Homeless are getting some help

By The Staff

Food and shelter are two things most of us never have to worry about. But not everyone is so lucky.

A story in Monday's News-Journal about the problems Debbie Martin experienced drives home the point that homelessness isn't just a big-city problem. It can happen here. It's a real problem, and a solution isn't always easy.

Luckily, Green River Ministries is trying to do something about homelessness - and just about every other opportunity to help humankind.


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Now about my gripes

By Elroy Riggs

Have you noticed lately a good many restaurants playing loud music on their intercom? That's hard to decipher. The other night my wife and I stopped at a favorite steakhouse for dinner. The music was so loud we left before ordering.


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People dont want additional taxes

By Richard RoBards

I don't know what it means for three area school systems asking for voter endorsement of a "recallable nickel" tax, but last week's ballot results on other issues would not seem to bode well for any measure that would require additional grit from taxpayers.

If I had sewage laying on the surface of my back yard, I might feel a little differently about annexation than the majority of people in a South Campbellsville precinct who had an opportunity to do something about it.

The message is, I think: People are not going to vote extra taxes (or expenses) on themselves.


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Veterans deserve our thanks

By Becky Cassell, Editor

It would be difficult to ever forget their faces ... faces I watched that day from behind the safe impersonality of my camera's lens.

They were the faces of the families of our local Kentucky National Guard members who were leaving for Operation Enduring Freedom three years ago this month ... parents and grandparents ... children and spouses.

The soldiers' faces were solemn and stoic. They were leaving to do their jobs. Their duty. But it was their families' faces that I remember best.


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They are only kids once

By The Staff

Today is Halloween. My 79-year-old father and my 76-year-old mother drove more than 600 miles from Missouri to take my children trick-or-treating. This is something they have done for many years, and each year we worry this will be the last year they will be able to make the trip.

I rushed home today after work to help my children get into their costumes, only to find out that they had homework.

Their summers have been shortened to almost nothing. Now you're taking Halloween away from them, too?


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Looking for veterans

By The Staff

My name is Kyle Nappi. I am 17 years old and I live in Ostrander, Ohio. I was wondering if you could do me a favor.

I have a big interest in history, specifically World War II. I collect military medals, patches, badges, insignia, field gear and a very unique thing, veterans' autographs. I have a scrapbook collection of autographs from military veterans who served during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War and the present war in Iraq.


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Residential nominations for National Register

By The Staff

Plans are being made at this time to pursue a Campbellsville Residential Historic District nomination for historic properties in the Lebanon Avenue, Duffy Street, Jackson Street, High Street, North Central Avenue and Maple Street residential areas.

The listing in the National Register provides recognition of the importance of a historic property, but it does not place any obligation or legal restriction on the use of the property by the owner.


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