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Use caution with fireworks during drought

Weeks without a good rain and days of 100-plus degree temperatures have left Taylor County and many others in Kentucky parched.

Still, as of the writing of this editorial on Monday, Taylor County is not under a burn ban and the county’s annual fireworks display is still scheduled to go on as usual. Many residents will also take the opportunity to enjoy their own fireworks displays at home.
While it’s legal to use a wide array of fireworks, even in these dry conditions, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.


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City should rethink its new social media policy

The way social media has taken over society today, it’s understandable that an organization like the city of Campbellsville would feel the need to have a policy related to its use by employees. However, we believe the policy could have been handled much differently.


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A member of the CKNJ staff learns he has leukemia

Cancer comes home

By The Staff

Cancer is a disease that has touched almost everyone. If not in our own lives, or in those of our families, almost all of us have had a friend or coworker touched by the dreaded disease.
Here at the CKNJ, we are no different. Many of us have lost friends and loved ones, and we have had others in our lives to experience a scare with cancer. Now, we have been given the news that cancer has come to a member of the CKNJ family.
James Roberts, a longtime reporter with us, has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia.


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Derby brings gaming issue back to mind

By The Staff

The most famous horse race in the world will take place in Louisville on Saturday, and because of it, there will be plenty of people at Churchill Downs eating, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere. Oh, and you can bet many of them will be there to gamble.
That got us thinking about how gambling is viewed in Kentucky, and how our legislators will not let Kentuckians make up their own minds about casinos and other forms of expanded gaming.


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Seven special sessions in a row not good

By The Staff

Do you have deadlines you have to meet?
If you didn’t have your income tax submitted by this past Tuesday, you will be penalized in a monetary fashion.
If you turn in a paper late for a class, you will get penalized with a lesser or failing grade.

If you show up late to work so many times, you will get penalized and eventually could lose your job.


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Should school start later?

CKNJ Editorial Board

It started out as a preview of year-round school, but shouldn't schools look at the possibility of starting school later than the first week of August?

August is usually the hottest month of the year. Buses have no air conditioning and sometimes schools close down for half the day because of the heat.

It also costs much more to keep school buildings cool during that kind of weather.


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Kentucky and Louisville meet in Final Four Saturday

Cats and Cards ready to rumble

By The Staff

 


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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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