The Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library’s Imagination Library has announced a new, streamlined way to donate.
The Oak Grove City Council met Tuesday for a regular meeting in which the council approved the second readings of amendments to two animal control-related ordinances and discussed Oak Grove Police Department staffing and handbook issues.
Not many people get to celebrate 30 years in business, said Jerry Ethridge of the milestone he and his family recognized on Friday with a ribbon-cutting and open house at the family business, Ethridge Plastics and Hydrographics Inc., located on Industrial Drive in Cadiz.
The Hopkinsville City Council swore in new Hopkinsville Police Department officer Cassidy Martinez during May’s first city council meeting Tuesday night.
DANVILLE — The Hopkinsville Tigers entered Friday night’s contest against Boyle County as the heavy underdogs and the Rebels showed why they are one of the best teams in the state on the field in the game.
Following a 60-yard punt from the John Hardin Bulldogs, the Hopkinsville Tigers — up 14-10 midway through the fourth quarter — were in dangerous territory.
The KHSAA state cross country meet is set to begin on Friday in Paris at Bourbon County Park.
The first round of the Second Region Boys soccer tournament has come to a close, as Christian County fell to Henderson County 4-0 and UHA defeated Lyon County 7-0.
Here are questions pertaining to blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
During a heated 1990 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between the Republican incumbent Jesse Helms and Democratic challenger Harvey Gantt, basketball superstar and North Carolina native Michael Jordan was asked to endorse Gantt’s candidacy.
Large majorities of American voters support reforms that would limit or remove barriers to economic opportunities, housing, and voting for people with criminal records.
New data from the 2020 U.S. census released April 26, 2021, indicates that starting in 2023 — after the next congressional elections — seven states will have fewer seats in Congress than they do now, and six will have more. These calculations and changes are the primary purpose of the govern…
Domestic violence rose globally in 2020 — so much so that doctors have called it “a pandemic within a pandemic.”
On April 13, US president Joe Biden spoke by phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin, whom he has previously referred to, in pot/kettle fashion, as a “killer.” During the call, Biden proposed a summit between the two in the near future.
As a high school student, bestselling “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance recalled, “People talked about Clarence as someone to look up to.”
For many years, criminal justice advocates have been pleading with the General Assembly to take stock of outdated laws and make sure they meet the needs of Kentuckians today.
How many times have you heard that we need to spend more on education? As a legislator, I hear it regularly, but I am often met with silence when I respond by asking if they know how much we spend now. I understand. After all, education is the key to building a life of health, economic succe…
As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn’t commanding quite the same headlines as it did a few weeks back. But that’s only because the issue is percolating behind the scenes. At some point, it will return to the limelight.
It is never too late to give appropriate honor and respect to the men and women who serve our nation — especially those who sacrifice their lives for our freedom.
Hoping to draw attention to and put a positive spin on a hot-button topic, every April the Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky volunteers, advocates and elected officials have placed 2,700 pinwheels — each representing 20 children born in the commonwealth every year — in a grassy area along the ste…
Sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including at least three from current or former aides, are a reminder of just how commonplace unwanted touching, propositioning and other inappropriate behavior is in the workplace.
The General Assembly was out of session last week because of the Veto period that allows the Governor to decide what legislation, if any, to veto. Therefore my update this week will focus on a joint meeting of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Economic Development, Tourism, & Envir…
A year into a global health pandemic, one which left our students and our teachers displaced and scrambling to keep up, may sound like the worst time to maintain state assessments. At the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, we believe this is the exact right time to measure the toll …
In its current form, the U.S. Senate delaying tactic called the “filibuster” hangs on a rule requiring 60 votes for “cloture.” Simply put, it takes 51 Senators to pass a bill, but before that it takes the consent of 60 Senators to end debate and actually get to a final majority vote.
The Internal Revenue Service has postponed the April 15 tax filing deadline to May 17. If taxpayers need even more time to file federal returns, the agency added, they can request an extension until Oct. 15.
When I first wrote about a national surge in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began, it was easy for the rest of us to sympathize, yet also believe, however feebly, that the problem was not about us.
More than 60% of nonprofit social services, arts and culture organizations obtained Paycheck Protection Program loans during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These very low-interest loans for small businesses and nonprofits turn into grants that don’t need to be paid back as l…
A “watchdog” press can hardly report to the rest of us if it’s not able to watch — or gets arrested and carted off to jail while doing so.
As vaccines become more available and life begins returning to so-called normal, caregivers and educators may have to contend with dramatically increased screen habits that kids developed during the pandemic.
Once it receives the much-anticipated 2020 Census data, the Kentucky General Assembly will begin redrawing boundaries for its own districts, as well as those for the Commonwealth’s six seats in the U.S. House.
Imagine scaling a 40 foot ice-covered utility pole to perform highly technical and physically demanding tasks in a dangerous environment knowing that countless people were depending on you.
If you got the COVID-19 shot, you likely received a little paper card that shows you’ve been vaccinated. Make sure you keep that card in a safe place.
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, overcame Georgia’s long history of racial prejudice and a traditionally Republican electorate to become the state’s first Black U.S. senator.
Kentucky has a problem with tobacco use. We can’t deny it. Our smoking rates are among the very highest in the nation. Tobacco use kills more than 8,900 Kentuckians every year. That’s twice the number of COVID-19 deaths in the last 12 months; and smoking is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 …
Speak not ill of the dead, I was taught in Sunday school. I respect that. But if I couldn’t eulogize Rush Limbaugh, who died Wednesday, without such pinpoint descriptions as bloviating, racist, misogynist, neo-fascist gasbag, I think good ol’ Rush would be disappointed in me, wherever he is.
If you’ve tried to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you know how frustrating the process can be. People are spending hours obsessively refreshing websites, hoping an appointment will open up somewhere. They scan Facebook groups for tips and insider information. One writer compared it to S…
Kentucky’s craft beer industry has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years thanks to the hard work of brewers, distributors and retailers who have contributed to putting that perfectly poured frosty beverage in your glass. In a state better known for its bourbon, we’re glad to see homegro…
It may be summer before children under 16 can be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States. That’s a problem for reaching herd immunity quickly.
Last week was a busy week in the House of Representatives with a number of bills being presented in committee and having a vote on the House floor. In this week’s update I will focus on two bills on which I voted no, and one bill presented in committee.
With the distribution of vaccines underway, there is hope the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic may soon be over. However, there is a looming problem on which Kentucky’s small businesses, healthcare providers, and educators will face if action is not taken. A wave of unfair litigation. Frankfor…
Over the past ten years, historical horse racing, or HHR, has been the catalyst for Kentucky racetracks to invest millions of dollars and create thousands of jobs in communities across the commonwealth. Today, historical horse racing venues located in Franklin, Oak Grove, Lexington, Henderso…
The Kentucky Constitution authorizes the General Assembly to convene in odd numbered years for 30 days and requires the session to end no later than March 30. The standard calendar for odd numbered years is for the legislature to meet for four days during the first week in January and then r…