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Holiday Helpline makes Christmas a bit brighter

CKNJ Editorial Board

They were piled high and deep, from tabletops to ceilings. Toys were everywhere.

From baby clothes to toy cars to makeup sets to brand new bicycles and movie tickets, many children in Taylor County have Christmas gifts today thanks to generous donations.

Toys for Kids and Toys for Tots officials said this year's effort to raise money to buy toys for children who might otherwise not have Christmas gifts generated about $35,000. With that money, toys were bought for about 500 children.


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The true story of Christmas

 


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Tax reform needed now in Kentucky

If there is a single issue on which lawmakers, business leaders and Kentucky taxpayers can agree, it’s the need for overhaul of the state’s tax code.


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Solving the special taxing district issue

It’s important to understand a question before formulating an answer.

State Auditor Adam Edelen made several questions very clear last week about Kentucky’s special taxing districts after his office spent six months developing a report on what it calls ghost governments.

Among them: What is a special taxing district? How many exist in Kentucky? Who oversees them?

How does the public get information about how they spend public money?

What’s the process for dissolving a district?


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Thanksgiving a time to help those in need

As we celebrate a season of thankfulness this week, many will gather around a table with family and friends to enjoy a meal. As we do this, we should remember that there are others who are not as fortunate.

Thanksgiving is a time to offer special thanks for all we are blessed with throughout the year, but it should also be a time when we think of those who are not blessed with a hot meal or may not have a roof over their heads.


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A better way to appoint judges

For the sake of the people of Clinton, Cumberland and Monroe counties, here’s hoping the good David Williams shows up as circuit judge — and not the petty partisan bully whose ego frequently got the best of him as president of the state Senate.

Gov. Steve Beshear, who thrashed Williams in the race for governor last year, used his appointment powers to rid the legislature of his Republican nemesis.


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Be sure to vote on Nov. 6

If you don't vote, you can't complain

Do you like to complain? A lot of people do and they will especially do it when it comes to politics.

There’s an old saying that goes, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.”

That saying is very true and if you don’t care enough to get out and cast your vote on Election Day, why should anyone care to hear what you have to say about the state of politics, whether it be on a local or national level?


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Be aware of signs of child abuse

Child abuse is an unspeakable injustice that doesn’t discriminate against race, religion or socioeconomic status.

In recent years, Kentucky and Indiana have ranked among the worst states in the nation for deaths and near-deaths resulting from child physical abuse.


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Good Samaritan teaches a lesson we all need

It only takes a moment to do some good for someone else. Often we might find ourselves too busy to stop and think about the well being of others, but one person in Taylor County recently did just that, and we should all stop and take notice of his heroic actions.


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Celebrate Homecoming at Campbellsville University

On Saturday afternoon, there will be excitement in the air as friends, visitors and alumni of Campbellsville University arrive on campus. Some will be there for the first time, while others will return after years away from a place that has always had a special spot in their hearts.

Homecoming is about celebrating and Campbellsville University deserves to be celebrated. Not only does the university educate students from Taylor and other counties, it also has a massive economic impact on the community, which totals more than $93 million.


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