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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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Christmas brings out the best in young writers

By The Staff

Jolly Old St. Nick. St. Nicholas. Mr. Claus. Ho Ho. All are synonyms for Santa Claus, the man who brings magic to children all over the world each year at Christmastime.

Each year when the Letters to Santa start arriving at the Central Kentucky News-Journal's office, we are touched by the poignancy and trust expressed in these most personal of sentiments to Santa.


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Missionary outreach is medicinal

By The Staff

Our health is one thing that all of us are concerned about and sometimes take for granted. And when we're ill, we are privileged to be able to simply pick up the telephone and make an appointment to see a doctor.

Our community is served by dozens of well-trained physicians and a top-notch hospital. At Taylor Regional Hospital, we have available to us the latest in specialized medical care.

But in other countries people aren't so fortunate.

That's why a recent medical mission trip to Ecuador is so special.


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A different kind of fire education

By The Staff

The Taylor County Fire Department has a new $25,000 grant available to help educate the public about fire protection. It may take every penny of it, too.

In a totally unscientific survey of newspaper employees, 70 percent were not aware that County residents could pay voluntary annual fire dues.


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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

Greensburg


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