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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

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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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