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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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Happy New Year

CKNJ Editorial Board

For thousands of years, people have welcomed the new year by making resolutions. On today's Front Page, you will find local officials offering their resolutions, as well as a story on one of the most popular resolutions - losing weight and getting healthier.

The staff of the Central Kentucky News-Journal decided to share our own resolutions for 2012.


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The true story of Christmas


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.


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All in-county subscribers receive coupons.

Coupons pay off for subscribers

By Moreland Jeff

You may remember years ago seeing a credit card commercial that touted the phrase, “Membership has its privileges.” That is often true, and one example of that is in being a member, or in this case, a subscriber, to the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

It’s no secret that many consumers are coupon crazy these days, looking for a way to save some money and find a bargain. We at the CKNJ understand that, and we are pleased to be able to help in that process by offering coupons in our Monday edition of the newspaper.


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It's not X-Mas, It's Christmas

By Moreland Jeff

 


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Legislation looks to close Kentucky pill mills

Kentucky Standard

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Addressing the prescription drug abuse epidemic occurring here in Kentucky is and will continue to be a daunting task. But the recent announcement that Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and others are developing legislation that will go a long way in prevention.


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Donate your time this holiday season

CKNJ Editorial Board

Gail Godsey said it best in Monday’s front page story on the upcoming “Hearts To Help” benefit concert for the Taylor County Food Pantry.

“Christmas is a time of giving, and what better way to launch the Christmas season than giving to our neighbors?”

Considering the economic hardships many of us are under these days, charitable donations are even more important. And there are many ways to give to those in need in Taylor County.


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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8

Make your voice heard: vote

It’s a right as well as a privilege for Americans to speak their voices by casting a vote on Election Day.
According to numbers at the Taylor County Clerk’s office, our county has 17,077 registered voters who will be eligible to cast a vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Sadly, if the so-called political experts are correct, only about 3,400 of us will actually vote; turnout for the upcoming election is estimated to be around 20 percent.


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