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Color to Conquer raises money to fight cancer

Everyone was smiling. In every photo from the event, you can see someone grinning from ear to ear.

And participants ran and walked in the event to bring smiles to other people's faces.

On Saturday, Donna Wise, Will Patton, Katie Irwin and Jenny Jessie hosted the first Color to Conquer 5K Walk and Run, with money raised going toward the annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser to support children's cancer research. Runners paid entry fees and donations were accepted.


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A guest editorial by Austin Yates

CU student believes community needs alcohol sales

When it comes to the city of Campbellsville and her adoring politics, one topic seems to raise the hairs of everyone in the city. I am of course talking about the sale of alcohol.

No matter what time of year or what side of the opinion you’re on, this always tends to be the hot topic of central Kentucky politics.

Campbellsville is currently in gridlock on the subject. In a nutshell, alcohol can be sold only in restaurants and during certain hours of the day.


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Kudos to state Beta champs

Congratulations are in order for our local schools. Taylor County elementary and middle and Campbellsville middle schools won multiple awards last Friday at this year’s Kentucky Junior Beta Convention in Louisville.

TCES won first place in the Songfest competition, TCES fifth-grader Raegan Mardis won second place in the black and white photo category and fifth-grader Emma Sadler won third place in the color photo category.

TCMS won first place for talent, campaign skit and candidate speech.


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An editorial by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

Legislative session heads for final week

As we move rapidly into the final eight days of this short session, the General Assembly has come to a major turning point.

As many of you know, Kentucky faces an immense unfunded liability in our public employee pension system.


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An editorial by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

University expansion bill first to pass both chambers

 


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Carney acts on voters' behalf

Have you ever made a mistake? Sure you have. Perhaps it was minor, and it had minor consequences.

Even if your mistake was more serious, that, too, came with consequences.

Did you suffer for your mistake and pay for it by dealing with those consequences? If so, then it’s all behind you, and you should be able to move on with your life. Shouldn’t you?

That’s what some Kentucky lawmakers believe, and they will face legislation that supports that belief during the current legislative session in Frankfort.


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Support bill to protect victims, children of rape

For many victims of sexual assault, the physical attack is often just the beginning.

But during this General Assembly, our lawmakers have an opportunity to make the ordeal a little less complicated for those who become pregnant by their rapists.

Kentucky is one of 34 states where, because of a loophole in current law, women who become pregnant as a result of rape could face further harassment from their attackers when they sue for parental visitation rights to the child.

Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, has filed a bill to close this loophole.


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Gun control not the answer to senseless violence

During his news conference in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama pushed hard for Congress to quickly enact new and more restrictive gun control measures.

He also signed 23 executive orders positioned as actions to keep our nation’s children safe.


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Second inauguration is unneccessary spending

When athletes score a touchdown or hit a home run, sportscasters often say, “Act like you’ve been there before.”

That’s good advice, especially for politicians like presidents and governors who are re-elected to office.

When being elected, there’s always a celebration for the official inauguration of a president or governor. That’s fine.


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Legislators must work together despite party lines

For too long, Kentuckians have been held back because of partisan bickering and political games when the legislature is in session. Hopefully, with new leadership, that will change.

We don’t believe there was much love lost between House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, and former Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, and that applied to Williams and Gov. Steve Beshear as well. All were guilty of playing partisan games that, at the end of the day, only hurt Kentuckians.


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