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On Jan. 7, the day after rioters entered the U.S. Capitol and put hundreds of politicians to flight in support of Donald Trump’s wild-eyed election fraud claims, Wisconsins’s State Assembly passed a resolution. The money line: “[P]olitical violence in any form has no place in the American sy…

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Three more federal inmates are slated to be executed before the end of President Donald Trump’s term, though the first received a stay hours before she was slated to die on Jan. 12. Ten have already been put to death since the Trump administration announced in July 2019 that it would resume …

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With the news that President Trump tried to cajole his way into winning the election by shamelessly begging Georgia’s Secretary of State Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes,” I recollected President Nixon’s trying to spy on the Democrats in the Watergate scandal during his campaign for re-el…

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A new state-by-state comparison of the nation’s health ranks Kentucky near the bottom in a variety of significant categories. Though the 2020 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report from United Health Foundation may underscore Kentucky’s longstanding position as a state with serious health …

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As I write this on December 17, the US Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is meeting to review a COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech company Moderna. Likely outcome: The panel will recommend approval of the vaccine to FDA Commissioner…

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The initial rollout of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has begun, and vaccines are shipping across the U.S. Demand for COVID-19 vaccines will outpace supply for the foreseeable future. Yet experts have warned that a substantial proportion of these highly perishable vaccines could go to waste if th…

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Gov. Andy Beshear has once again drawn criticism for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the commonwealth. Recently the governor requested that churches voluntarily close for in-person services, yet allowed casino operations, liquor stores, and abortion clinics to remain open. The impli…

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When people think of Kentucky, they think of horses. That’s because horse racing has a long and rich history in the Commonwealth and remains one of our signature industries today, driving significant economic growth, tourism and job creation. Horse racing is as much a part of Kentucky’s lega…

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The winter season doesn’t begin until Dec. 21, but average temperatures are dropping, and we’ve seen several hard frosts. And that ushers in the most dangerous time of the year for house fires, with fire related to home heating the leading cause of fatal blazes in Tennessee, according to the…

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In the closing sequence of “The Queen’s Gambit,” the chess-playing heroine, Beth Harmon, defeats her archrival Vasily Borgov at the Moscow Invitational. The next day she impulsively skips her flight home to join a group of adoring chess players in what appears to be Moscow’s famous Sokolniki…

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What would my town be without a newspaper? If you haven’t asked yourself that question, perhaps it is time to consider just what the newspaper means to this community.

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Since September, the Food and Drug Administration has approved seven COVID-19 tests that yield results in 30 minutes or less, offering hope for vast improvements in test access and efficiency throughout the U.S. Most of these are antigen tests that look for viral proteins and can be processe…

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“Why,” Candice Holdsworth asks at British web site spiked, “aren’t more artists standing up to lockdown?” “The lockdown has completely decimated the live-performance industry,” she writes. “And yet we hear very little from leading people in theatre, music and the arts criticising the lockdow…

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In a presidential race as close as this one, several factors come to mind leading to the result. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this campaign is the stark difference between the styles of the two major candidates. President Trump obviously waged a vigorous campaign, flying all over th…

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November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, a time for us to bring attention to the prevalence of homeless youth within Kentucky and create an awareness of the challenges faced by students and families experiencing homelessness.

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Like any American who cares about this country, I have a deep interest in the results of this election. But as a politician (I think one never really retires from that job), I take a professional interest, as well. Not only for policy or partisan concerns, but because I’m always interested i…

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It’s possible you may have heard of a recent situation we’re encountering regarding an odor from our hemp/CBD manufacturing facility in Cadiz. Our quality control team immediately conducted tests to determine the source of this odor, which is a byproduct of the industrial hemp drying process…

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As of late October, the political modelers at FiveThirtyEight gave Democrats a 72% chance of pulling off the trifecta — winning the White House and majorities in both Houses of Congress — on November 3.

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It cannot be said enough that a historical marker on Western Kentucky University’s campus simply denoting the historical fact that Bowling Green was the Confederate capital of Kentucky should’ve never been removed from where it stood for decades.

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Remember those long lines for unemployment benefits this spring and summer? Kentucky’s unemployment system has left many anxious about how they will survive the pandemic. Now we’re learning about a new issue that will hurt even more people.

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The past two weeks have been a blur and it feels like I’ve been having a bad dream. As badly as I wish I just got out of bed, that’s simply not true.

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On Oct. 20, the US Department of Justice — joined by 11 Republican state attorneys general — filed a civil lawsuit against Google, with the stated goal of stopping it from “unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertisi…

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As a female executive, I have had to answer the same question for many years: “How are you able to balance your work and family?” Honestly, those questions have always frustrated me because they have never been asked of my husband. And I have been fortunate until recently, with a lot of help…

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I recently had the opportunity to visit Virginia to see our new grandchild, Archer Grant, who was born a couple of weeks ago. While in the Commonwealth, the Mother of Presidents, a couple of my Virginia friends brought something interesting to my attention.

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While we have been fighting this pandemic, we have also been moving forward to better Kentucky with progress in key areas including providing health care, improving infrastructure and creating jobs in every corner of the commonwealth.

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This year’s election is unlike any in our history. Instead of marching into our usual local polling place, many of us are voting in different locations and in different ways.

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It probably feels like the 2020 elections have been going on for years, and in a sense they have. Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the political world has been girding for this moment.