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The annual training offers opportunities for the county’s estimated 59 tobacco farmers to network with each other, something Graham Cofield likes about the sessions that focus on good agricultural practices for the crop.

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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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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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“Ican’t breathe,” is how parents feel when they experience family court injustice. I have seen and heard so many parents’ stories about the unfairness they have experienced fighting for shared parenting. Yet, they still end up with an undeserved outcome.

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Supporting public education or school choice is not an either/or situation — both public and nonpublic schools can thrive if we give parents the opportunity to make choices about the resources their child needs.

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If you can’t be a king, goes an old nugget of political wisdom, be a kingmaker. Former President Donald Trump is taking that advice to heart, shifting his post-presidency to endorsements of some and condemnations of others.

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“[T]o restore the soul and to secure the future of America,” President Joe Biden said in his inaugural speech, “requires more than words. It requires that most elusive of things in a democracy: Unity. ... This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.”

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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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For adults, students and children who are spending extra time at home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library have some entertaining and educational ideas to stay occupied.

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Editor’s note: The following is the most up-to-date listing of activities, which were not canceled or postponed in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. Before leaving for an event, please call in advance to confirm it is still taking place.

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The following programs and events are currently running at the Oak Grove Community Center, 1705 Thompsonville Lane:

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