The closures of businesses and states throughout the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been stressful, costly and challenging for many.
Local businesses and government entities are still seeing the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic even as the state begins to reopen.
Christian Fiscal Court had its first reading of the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget in a virtual setting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most criminal court proceedings in Kentucky have been suspended since March due to COVID-19. After a Kentucky Supreme Court order, courts may now reopen in June.
Jennie Stuart Health has released new visitation guidelines as the state slowly reopens among the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACC and SEC join other Power Five in canceling spring sports
Monday’s rain cast a dreary shadow over athletic fields across the southern Pennyrile but that shadow will remain for the foreseeable future with KHSAA’s mandated dead period for high school athletics.
Tuesday was filled with ups and downs for local teams as the Trigg County Lady Wildcats made history against Caldwell County, and the Hopkinsville Lady Tigers suffered a tough defeat at the hands of the Henderson County Lady Colonels.
The boys’ Eighth District Tournament kicked off at Christian County on Tuesday night.
As the development of a coronavirus vaccine intensifies with the fury of the 1960s race to the moon, a question haunts us Americans: If and when scientists come up with a vaccine, will we want to get it?
Like most Americans, I have always considered the United States an exceptional country. We possess a political system built on checks and balances, an ideal of giving voice to ordinary people across a diverse land, and a Constitution that favors finding common ground among them. Our economy,…
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education recently unanimously approved HERO pay — a temporary $8 per hour pay increase — for its food service workers for a 7½-week period.
The so-called “newsy” bit read: “And while I am generally loathe [sic] to wish physical harm on those I disagree with, and while I do wish Katie a speedy recovery, I’m comfortable shedding whatever objectivity I have here to say I desperately hope Stephen Miller contracts COVID-19.”
At a time when little was being done to help churches move toward in-person worship services, leaders from the Kentucky Baptist Convention took the initiative to begin a conversation with Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration.
Kentucky Baptists were glad to hear Gov. Andy Beshear’s recent announcement that guidelines will soon be in place for churches to begin in-person services on May 20.
When public health disasters strike and times get tough, neighbors pull together to help neighbors. We deliver groceries, pick up prescriptions, sew masks and blankets, cook meals, provide transportation, assemble care packages, serenade, write cards and letters, check on vulnerable resident…
Gov. Beshear, thank you for striving to lead well during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is little doubt that your leadership has prevented the spread of the coronavirus in Kentucky.
Let’s be honest about ice cream. Yes, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi let her guard down when she showed off her ice cream collection and well-stocked royalty-class refrigerator on national television.
It’s been roughly seven weeks since the coronavirus entered Kentucky, causing citizens to wrestle with its grim realities. As of April 19th, according to the Governor’s calculations, there have been 148 COVID-19 related deaths in the Commonwealth. Using the Governor’s “Age of Death” chart an…
As our economy continues to suffer from the negative effects of COVID-19, we must focus on using medical innovation to solve this crisis while also holding bad actors accountable. This means holding the Chinese government and their associates accountable for their role in inflicting a global…
One of my favorite quotes is by Admiral Bill McRaven: We will all find ourselves neck deep in mud someday. This is the time to sing loudly, to smile broadly, to lift up those around you and give them hope that tomorrow will be a better day.”
Anyone who tries to tell you that the COVID-19 pandemic, and its associated social, political, and economic panics, are good things is an idiot, or trying to sell you some kind of snake oil, or both. Society-wide disasters are always net negatives, or we wouldn’t think of them as disasters i…
A quasi-government group’s response to Gov. Andy Beshear’s signature of legislation creating a separate board for the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) — which covers local government workers and classified school personnel — illustrates the wrong-headed mindset at the heart of all o…
As the coronavirus continues to spread around our state and country, it has never been more important to fight to protect our healthcare workforce and infrastructure. Sadly, earlier this year it was announced that Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Greenup County would be closing its doors, …
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a stunning admission Tuesday when he went on the “Hugh Hewitt Show” and acknowledged that President Donald Trump has botched the federal government’s response to the coronavirus.
Gov. Andy Beshear proved during his time as attorney general, with his rulings favorable to newspapers on open records laws, and now as governor of Kentucky that he is a friend to our industry.
Lexington’s Varnish Nail Shoppe was born out of an old house, crafted with local wood and natural light to emphasize the organic, non-toxic vision for manicures and pedicures that business owner Carla Larkin shared with builder and landlord Chad Needham.
Following news of Kentucky’s first confirmed coronavirus-related death earlier this week — a 66-year-old Bourbon County man with underlying health issues — Gov. Andy Beshear closed dine-in services at restaurants and bars across the state. The order took effect 5 p.m. Monday.
You may have heard the term “flatten the curve” in recent days, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a concept that everyone needs to be familiar with, because it’s the key to potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives during this crisis — and it will no doubt be key to keeping our …
The coronavirus pandemic has provided a number of lessons for us as individuals, as community members, and as a country. We’ve learned serious lessons like what social distancing is and how to practice it, as well as lighter lessons like how much toilet paper our families use in a month. Ano…
March 15 through 21 has been designated Sunshine Week 2020. By no coincidence, the Kentucky Open Government Coalition celebrates its one-year anniversary this week.
Kentucky’s House of Representatives approved legislation that will make it harder for Hardin County residents to keep an eye on details about tax rates, government and public school budgets, public land transfers and zoning changes, contract bids for public projects and property foreclosures…
Everyone should be able to agree that government should be as efficient as possible with our tax dollars. We want the most bang for the buck that we can get.