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Travel on your own dime, governor

When you travel, you probably pay the bill yourself.
If you’re a sports fan, and you want to watch Kentucky, or whatever your favorite team might be, play in the SEC or NCAA tournaments, you probably buy your own airline ticket to get there.
If these statements apply to you, then you aren’t Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, because the governor has made it all too clear that the rules don’t apply to him.


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Men, women hoops teams both reach national tournaments

Tournament time twice as nice for CU teams

Campbellsville University’s hard work has paid off on the hardwood as its men’s and women’s teams both were awarded bids for the NAIA Division 1 National Tournaments for this week.

Coach Keith Adkins’ Tigers, who defeated four teams twice that made last year’s nationals, opened up yesterday in Kansas City vs. Biola (Calif.). The Tigers have been to nine NAIA nationals overall, and five in the last seven seasons.


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All listings will now appear in Monday issue

CKNJ to modify TV listings

You spoke, and we have tried to listen.
Earlier this year, the News-Journal made a change to its TV listings. Previously, all listings were published in an inserted section in the Thursday issue of the paper.


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by CKNJ Editorial Board

Local jobs should stay local

Campbellsville Apparel has a government contract to make T-shirts for U.S. soldiers. That contract accounts for 115 of the company’s 173 employees.
The local factory is the second in Kentucky to face a challenge from a competitor that doesn’t play by the same rules.


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Why did court dump animal control board?

By The Staff

The divide between Taylor County Fiscal Court and members of the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is likely greater now than ever before. And, frankly, we understand why.
In December, magistrates voted to revive the defunct Animal Control Board, inviting two SPCA members to join. This agreement was spurred by the allegations of abuse at Taylor County Animal Shelter. Those allegations have since been proven false following a state investigation.


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By Sen. Jimmy Higdon

Higdon recaps busy week in state legislature

Greetings from Frankfort.
Anyone visiting the capitol this week would have enjoyed watching democracy in action, both on an individual level as well as a grander level. We passed legislation that made road travel safer for the Amish as well as the “English,” we moved forward in education and we found consensus on congressional redistricting even as legislative redistricting moved to the courts. It was a full week.


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Honor unsung heroes during Black History Month

Since 1926, although by different names, America has celebrated Black History Month. Most of us think of the obvious names when we look back on black history, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver and many more.
But there are many other contributions to society by black people whose names you may not know, but without their contributions, your life may be very different. Below are just a few black people and the significant contributions they have made to the world as we know it today.


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By U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie, 2nd District

Doctors should make health decisions, not bureaucrats

As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.


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Know what you're voting for

While it seems many, including this editorial board, are divided on the issue of expanded gaming in Kentucky, legislators say their constituents want to vote on the issue.

So does Gov. Steve Beshear, who plans to release his expanded gaming proposal this month.
Before voters go to the polls, we’d hope they would do their research, weighing the pros and the cons of any candidate or issue. We’d hope that would also be the case if the issue of expanded gaming comes to a public vote.
But, there’s a chance that may be impossible.


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After war, troops are the real heroes

What is the real cost of the nine-year war in Iraq? Monetarily it is penned in the history books as $800 billion.
But the sacrifice of American troops during the Iraq war, which started March 19, 2003, has been much greater. There were 4,487 American servicemen and servicewoman and an estimated 100,000 Iraqis killed during the war. And, there’s another 30,000 troops wounded, many maimed for life.


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