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The Kentucky Secretary of State clarified Monday that the 15-year sentence of Dayton Jones was commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin, and under that commutation, Jones must register as a sex offender per his sentence.

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Discussions about this year’s bicentennial celebrations in Elkton and Todd County spurred talk of establishing a monument for veterans in the community, and Elkton Mayor Arthur Green said he’s certain supporters will do something.

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Hopkinsville Committee of the Whole heard a recommendation Thursday from the Pension/Future Funding Committee hoping to create a path to combating the impending pension requirements the city faces over the next five to 10 years.

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The Christian County Board of Education Thursday evening heard from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators at the Christian County Public Schools’ front office about how it will conduct the upcoming superintendent search for the district. At its last meeting, the board chose to us…

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Christian Fiscal Court approved a measure Tuesday reaffirming its support of the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions and their corresponding amendments; however, the magistrates failed to approve a resolution presented by one special interest group.

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Kentucky coal miners end protest with paychecks

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Christian County Head Start is planning to expand its facility by more than 6,000 square feet in January 2021 thanks to a $5 million grant from the federal government’s Office of Head Start.

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Ribbon-cutting set for Elkton business

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Elkton City Council has approved a measure adding three new citizen members to the Elkton Planning Commission, the agency tasked with reviewing development plans and overseeing enforcement of the city zoning ordinance.

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On his first traveling day since being sworn in as governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear visited Trigg County on Monday to present a check to the Janice Mason Art Museum for accessibility and bathroom improvements to the building.

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This week’s public safety tip comes from Hopkinsville Police Department who are giving a warning to citizens who have Sonic Drive-In accounts.

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Representative Lynn Bechler has filed for re-election to represent the citizens of the state’s 4th House District, which is comprised of Caldwell, Crittenden and Livingston counties and a portion of Christian County.

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During Elkton City Council's meeting Thursday night, Elkton Mayor Arthur Green presented an update on a sewer project planned for the city, with the council authorizing an additional loan for that project.

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Christian County had 155 new cases of colon cancer in the years between 2012 and 2016, according to statistics that are the most recent available for a health issue that has hit hard in the Bluegrass.

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The letter Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling wrote Dec. 7 asking former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon Dayton Jones was released Thursday, and once the public was made privy to exactly what the local official said, Boling issued a statement saying the words were not his own but the “thoughts an…

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Oak Grove Committee of the Whole met Thursday morning to discuss the recently approved animal control ordinance as the committee felt the ordinance is currently a “placeholder” while they review what the ordinance needs for the future.

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David R. Markle, 33, stood before Judge Andrew Self Wednesday afternoon to finally resolve a four-year-long case as he received his final sentencing for the murder of Justin Fish in November 2015.

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Sen. Whitney Westerfield is trying again to get Marsy's Law passed in Kentucky as a constitutional amendment.

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HCC president named to health foundation

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The Pennyroyal Center was recently awarded $300,000 from the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities to expand treatment and recovery services to individuals with Opioid Use Disorders.

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Christian County Public Schools recently received a five-year grant to focus on students' mental health and will utilize it by hiring a mental health counselor to travel between schools in the district.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — These Kentucky lotteries were drawn Sunday:

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The Oak Grove Tourism Commission met Tuesday and voted to move forward creating several Oak Grove tourism commercials with Comcast Corporation.

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Three-inch-thick meringue tops the coconut, chocolate and caramel pies at The Wood Shed Pit BBQ and Restaurant.

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Just after the news broke that Christian County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling asked former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon Dayton Jones, Jones was indicted by an Oldham County grand jury.