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Suit claimed poor care was to blame for woman's death

Lawsuit against nursing home dismissed

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville woman's lawsuit alleging a local nursing home was negligent in caring for her has been settled and dismissed.

Lexington attorneys Ross F. Mann and Brian M. Jasper filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Kenneth Pope of Campbellsville and his now deceased wife, Fay, in September 2012.

Listed as defendants are Exendicare Homes Inc. dba Medco Center of Campbellsville, now known as Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and several of the company's subsidiaries and John Does.


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Local legislators key in creating some

Kentucky laws set tone for other states

By Calen McKinney

A dozen of Kentucky's new laws could soon become model legislation for other states. And, Taylor County's legislators were involved with three of the 12 bills becoming law.

According to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, the Council of State Governments will consider adopting 12 of Kentucky's new laws at its annual meeting this month.


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Legislators didn't do enough

The 2014 General Assembly session is all but wrapped up. The regular session ended with a two-week break, and the members returned on April 14 and 15 to address any potential vetoes by the governor and tie up loose ends.

There were some successes in this legislative session, but also just as many disappointments as legislators wrangled with some tough issues while ignoring others.


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A guest column by Thomas Adams, President of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association

New truck limits would weigh heavily on state's roads

On Feb. 4, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill that would allow heavier semi-trailer trucks hauling poultry, livestock and agricultural products to travel on all state and local roads, raising the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 88,000 pounds.


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Campbellsville doesn't need yard sale ordinance

Should Campbellsville residents be limited when it comes to having yard sales? We don't think so.

While the Campbellsville City Council has been discussing the issue, we can't help but wonder where the real problem lies.

Council members have discussed potential traffic problems, but it seems having police officers ticket those who create the traffic problem would be a better alternative than patrolling yard sales and possibly citing someone over a permit.


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Reporter experiences legislation process first hand

A day in Frankfort

By Calen McKinney

As a teenager, I never asked for the opportunity. I sure hope others do and are quick to take advantage of it.

I recently spent a day with our legislators in Frankfort. I learned a lot and can certainly appreciate the hard work that's put into making new laws to help protect Kentucky residents.


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‘The smoke-free law ... is very, very close to being passed.’

Local lobbyist looks to make a difference

By Calen McKinney

 


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"I think everybody is dedicated to finding some source of more funding for education."

Legislators discuss issues with constituents

By Calen McKinney

 


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‘The dress code set in place is fair and set forth for the safety of our students and school.’

School dress codes announced

By Calen McKinney

Along with new notebooks, pencils and folders, students are shopping for some new clothes.

Local school systems have set dress codes for the upcoming school year, which will begin Aug. 6.

Dress codes for each of the local schools are printed as a sidebar to this story.

At Campbellsville Elementary School, principal Ricky Hunt says his school's dress code will be the same this year as last.


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Regardless of the verdict, our system works

While we realize the weekend verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin is a lot more important than winning a sporting event, there do seem to be some similarities.

Fans, and aren't we all one of those, back the coach as long as the team comes out on top. It's like the old saying, "Coach, we're behind you, win or win" when it used to be "Coach, we're behind you win, lose or draw."

Coaches, like game officials, never win; they only lose.


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