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In a prominent position at the Trigg County Justice Center, just past the front entrance on a wall left-of-center in the lobby, hangs the portrait of Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, killed last year in the line of duty.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The more than 400,000 people who received health insurance from Kentucky’s expanded Medicaid program will likely not have to pay monthly premiums under Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s reforms, but they could have reduced benefits, the state’s Medicaid commissioner said Friday.

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An all-night party designed to keep graduating seniors safe in an environment absent of drugs and alcohol, Project Graduation came with a twist Friday night, as the annual event’s new organizers honored their longtime predecessor.

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Listening to Bill and Nancy Adkins describe their lavish yard on Deepwood Drive, it’s hard to believe they see so much work left to do within their plush oasis of horticulture and landscaping that’s already more than a half-century in the making.

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Last year, 5-year-old Nicholas Shively came up from Tennessee to spend the weekend with his grandparents and sink a bobber at Jeffers Bend’s annual Take Kids Fishing Day event.

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A group of 40 people gathered Saturday at Christian County Middle School to go on a memorial ride for a father and son who drowned at Devil’s Elbow about a year ago.

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Before the more than 250 graduates of Hopkinsville High School moved their tassels over Friday evening, they were told to always remember the smaller aspects of life and were reminded of their fallen friend.

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As University Heights Academy Headmaster Pam Nunn called out the 33 names of the school’s Class of 2016 one by one Friday night, the longtime educator paused briefly between the Ms and Ps to recognize a milestone.

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The Christian County High School graduates in a sea of red and blue on Friday night were told to ponder one question: Do they want to be a part of history or make history?

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Counties across the Commonwealth poured over election totals Thursday, which show no change in the primary race between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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Cheers could be heard throughout Christian County High School and Middle School as the Class of 2016 walked the halls Thirsday in their caps and gowns.

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The Hopkinsville Art Guild is holding a watercolor workshop from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on June 4. The workshop, “Creating Flora and Fauna Watercolor Workshop,” is being led by Betty Martyn at Challenge House No. 7 on Phelps Avenue. It is open to the public and recommended for beginners. It will co…

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Recent census estimates show Hopkinsville and Christian County both experienced about a 1 percent dip in their population figures from 2014 to 2015, and the change resurfaces discussions about how Fort Campbell affects the surrounding communities.

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CADIZ, Ky. — After giving his classmates some advice, Gatton Academy graduate Corey Goodwin then turned to Trigg County High School’s Class of 2016 Wednesday night with one final question: What team are you on?

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With a slight chance of rain in the forecast for Friday, officials with Christian County Public Schools have prepared a game plan for two outdoor graduations in case of a downpour.

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Harper House won’t be leaving Hopkinsville as soon as the owners first projected when they announced plans to build a new facility in Cadiz.

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is challenging the election results from Kentucky’s primary election through a recanvass, as he’s behind Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote.

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ELKTON, Ky. – Water and sewer rate increases tied into the city of Elkton’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year were the subject of lengthy discussion and split votes.

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Christian Judge-Executive Steve Tribble’s $32.3 million proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes roughly $5 million for a new public safety building, and it is up from the last $27.9 million spending plan.

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Everything from the fresh-cut flowers to the food and booze was sourced from local farmers and distilleries for Hopkinsville’s first Founders Square Feast.

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More than 120 students have registered for the “Kids in College Can Soar” or KICCS program at Hopkinsville Community College this summer, according to a release from the college.

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Raymond Burse is stepping down as president of Kentucky State University after submitting his resignation Monday morning to the KSU Board of Regents, the Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader newspapers reported. 

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Among many memorable nights I’ve had covering Hopkinsville City Council meetings for the New Era, there was that time several years ago when the council spent eight hours on a police officer’s disciplinary hearing. It started around 9 p.m. on a Tuesday and concluded at 5 the next morning.

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Music played Saturday night as people drove up in their older or unique cars to park them, open the hoods and trunks and sit down in lawn chairs at the Kmart parking lot.

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The students at Christian County High School loved their retiring custodian Delmar Nance so much that they — not the administrators — approached Principal Chris Bentzel to request Nance be honored center court before the start of the Colonels’ final home boys’ basketball game of the year.

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CADIZ, Ky. — A handful of horses walked around in the corral Saturday on Barefield Road as their riders held military flags to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

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A party will be thrown at 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Hopkinsville Dog Park on Pardue Lane to celebrate its opening.

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A Hopkinsville man was killed and two people were severely injured Sunday night in a head-on crash at Fort Campbell Boulevard and Clinic Drive.Hopkinsville police said they received a call of a reckless driver, but before they could get to the area, a car driven by Thanh N. Nguyen, 43, Hopki…

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The Work Ready Communities certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative t…

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Hopkinsville City Council hasn’t decided when it will vote on Mayor Carter Hendricks’ request for the tax increase he’s seeking to pay for $14.8 million in capital projects — but in early discussions at least half of the members appear to favor the mayor’s plan.

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ELKTON, Ky. — Todd County Central High School graduates threw 113 caps in the air Friday night in the school’s gym, celebrating with silly string and glitter before they were greeted by their friends and families.

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It was an 11-day battle in Vietnam, a fight over a 3,000-foot-high elevation named Ap Bia Mountain or Hill 937. After a week and a half of fighting, troops in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s 187th Infantry Regiment known as “Rakkasans” decided the battle, winning what would be called Hamburger…

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Christian County’s Military and Governmental Affairs Committee held a panel discussion Friday at the Pennyrile Electric meeting room on Harrison Street in Hopkinsville to share ideas about increasing the number of military families living in Christian County.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story May 30 about a gorilla shot and killed after a child fell into its enclosure, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Cincinnati Zoo, reported erroneously the child's age. He is 3, not 4.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ These Kentucky lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

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Described as “grand, gloomy and peculiar” by a 19th Cen­tury guide, Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave — the world’s longest — is helping mark the National Park Ser­vice’s 100th birthday this year. But it’s been home to cave tours for twice as long.

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