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When the pandemic hit, and schools were forced to pivot to non-traditional instruction, some students in the state fell behind. Christian County Public Schools have launched a learning recovery plan to help bring those students back into good standing.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman launched the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a crowdsourcing project that will gather data from Kentuckians needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework and telehealth.

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The Christian County Health Department announced Friday that its vaccine clinic would begin allowing COVID-19 vaccination appointments to be scheduled beginning on Mar. 1 for Phase 1C.

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The Kentucky New Era and sister publication The Cadiz Record garnered several awards in the 2020 Kentucky Press Association Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest.

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The Little River runs hard near the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library as a week’s worth of snow and ice melts in Hopkinsville.

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Statewide polling results released Thursday by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky reveal that Kentuckians, by more than a 2-1 margin, support automatic restoration of voting rights to people who have completed their felony prison sentences.

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As the recent winter weather came through Christian County, leaving the roads in a dangerous state, Hopkinsville Fire Department and EMS calls saw an exponential increase over the last several days.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to advise the public that icy conditions are still creating issues for drivers, especially on Interstate 24.

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The Kentucky House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 120 Friday to legalize historical horse racing machines, a small win in the battle for the Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel in Christian County. The bill previously passed the state senate and now goes to Gov. Andy Beshear’s desk.

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Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses and tourism across the state, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail took a massive hit in 2020, according to a Kentucky Distillers’ Association press release.

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The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has released a plan containing over 40 recommendations designed to contribute to the recovery of Kentucky’s travel and tourism industry.

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Christian County Fiscal Court met Tuesday morning for a regular meeting via GoToMeeting to approve a block grant application for COVID-19 utility assistance, voted on the county jail procedure manual and inmate rules and allowed several magistrates to receive incentives for completing trainings.

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The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the first of a new series of quarterly reports, “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Updated of Workforce, Employment, State GDP, and Exports,” on Tuesday to track Kentucky’s economic recovery in partnership with the University of Kentucky Cent…

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Christian County Public Schools have made efforts in the past to address inequities between white students and students of color. Those past efforts have been largely unsuccessful, according to the district.

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The Oak Grove City Council met Tuesday night via Zoom and live streamed the meeting to Facebook to vote on a third budget amendment, receive an update on the new fire department building plans as well as to finally receive input from the public.

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The Executive Director of the Oak Grove Tourism Commission and Valor Hall Conference and Event Center Traci Cunningham announced her election to the Kentucky Travel Industry Association board this week.

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education reported Tuesday that participation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid has dropped 19% for high school seniors. The form is necessary for students to receive financial aid for college.

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The Hopkinsville Industrial Foundation recently announced the groundbreaking for its new speculative building on March 3. The South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council partnered with the Hopkinsville Industrial Foundation to announce the groundbreaking.

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The League of Women Voters of Kentucky released a state report, Felony Disenfranchisement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, illustrating the progress Kentucky made in 2019 while encouraging further growth.

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The Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library announced on Jan. 25 that it would close its doors until Feb. 1 due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Now, that closure has been extended.

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The Christian County Health Department announced Monday that it is now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments. In a matter of hours the first two weeks of appoints filled up.

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As the local COVID-19 vaccination process moves closer into Phase 1C and the general population continues to consider whether or not to get the vaccine, several misconceptions and questions surrounding the vaccine are circulating on social media or simply in conversations.

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The suspect charged in a 2018 Oak Grove shooting case received a new trial date Monday morning in Christian Circuit Court after the previous trial date had been vacated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hopkinsville City Council held its first Committee of the Whole meeting of 2021 via Zoom on Thursday to discuss administrative matters, reports and future spending that will be brought to the next council meeting.

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Christian County Fiscal Court met Tuesday via GoToMeeting for a regular meeting to get updates from the Christian County Animal Shelter and vote on a reappointment to the Solid Waste Authority Board.

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Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles and Kentucky farm groups are highlighting changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) benefiting Kentucky agricultural producers, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.