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Maybe paper ballots will be better?

By The Staff

Back to the Future. That's not just a movie title anymore. Now, apparently, it's going to be our voting system.

As a story on last Thursday's front page explains, the County has approved the use of paper ballots for the November General Election. Federal money pays for voting machines, and counties can choose the system that works best for them.

Taylor Fiscal Court has approved the purchase of machines that will scan paper ballots - ballots a lot like those we used years ago.


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What kids want

By The Staff

What has turned out to be a really good day for kids has also turned out to be a really good marketing tool for Taylor County and Green River Lake.

Hundreds of kids (and with kids come parents) descended on Green River Lake on Saturday as the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation sponsored its 2008 Kids Outdoor Day.

It's almost an accomplishment of monumental proportions - coordinating activities on the waterfront, in the pavilion area at Green River Lake State Park and at Camp Kentahten. It was hot, but the kids didn't seem to mind.


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Relay for Life exceeds goal

By The Staff

This year's Relay for Life not only topped last year's fundraising total, organizers says it beat the group's goal by more than $6,000.

Wow!

Combined with more than $50,000 from the St. Baldrick's cancer fundraiser in March, the total Campbellsville and Taylor County has raised for cancer research is awesome.

Cancer affects all of us in one way or another, whether it's through ourselves or a family member. It's up to all of us to support the effort to find a cure.


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Help make cancer a distant memory

By The Staff

Cancer touches all of us, plain and simple. If only it was as simple to cure it.

As the second leading cause of death in the U.S., cancer will affect all too many of us. We each have a risk - experts say half of all men and a third of all women will be diagnosed with some form of the disease.

As scary as those numbers are, each year it seems as if cancer researchers have some good news for us.


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City's budget statement projects good times ahead

By The Staff

Has anybody been thinking what we've been thinking, that they'd like to have the Mayor and the City Council's help balancing our budgets?

In a time when making ends meet seems like the struggle of a lifetime, the City approved a budget that, among other things, includes a 5 percent pay increase for all full-time employees.

Before someone accuses us of eating "sour grapes" let it be known that the CKNJ Editorial Board holds no animosity for our fine City workers. We believe a financially strong municipality sends a good message to its constituents.


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Memorial Day turns out to be memorable

By The Staff

At Monday's ceremony honoring Taylor County war dead and those who have served and are still serving, the Junior ROTC from North Hardin High School performed a "Prisoner of War/Missing in Action/Missing Man" ceremony.

No other editorial comment is necessary but to allow you to read the script as read that day:


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Economic development needs to go forward

By The Staff

I think we could all agree that economic development is important to our community.

Since Fruit of the Loom packed up its underwear and Batesville Casket Co. its caskets nearly a decade ago, developing the local economy has been one of our few salvations.

One would think that hasn't changed. Economic development should be job No. 1 on everyone's mind.

However, local governments can't seem to agree.


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Road to the future is paved with bumps

By The Staff

This week and next mark the official end of childhood for area high school seniors. They'll be considered "grownups" now.

Sure, they have the summer to look forward to ... sunny days at the lake, sleeping late, last flings with their friends, but, for many, the dog days of summer are the last of the carefree times.

Adulthood is now staring them in the face.


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Like it or not, alcohol sales have arrived

By The Staff

If one particular issue would split the opinion of voters in Campbellsville, we suspect alcohol might be it.

The lead-up to this year's primary was about as tame as it could possibly get. Even though we witnessed way more letters opposing alcohol than approving of it, we suspect that there were a number of people who never really let their feelings be known until they stepped behind the curtain on Tuesday and punched "yes" or "no" on the referendum question about the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants.


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It's time to perform your civic duty

By The Staff

Tomorrow is Kentucky's Primary Election. And it's up to us to see that those who we believe will do the best job get the most votes.

Of course, without many local races, officials don't expect a large turnout. However, County Clerk Mark Carney said he believes we'll have a better turnout locally than the state as a whole.

Apathy certainly won't get us where we need to be.


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