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I support non-partisan primary elections because if you register an independent, you have no vote, say, in the primaries. Primaries are only held if more than one particular party member files for same office as a member of that party. Hence, voters registered as independent have no more voi…

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As we inch closer to a Second Reading vote on the issue of Nonpartisan Elections in Hopkinsville, I want to give a brief synopsis by way of making clear my stance against this particular piece of legislation. My argument against nonpartisan elections is three-pronged. Firstly, Nonpartisan el…

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I want to thank everybody for supporting me through this time. I was tested for and didn’t have the virus. I want to thank my family and especially my church family. And I want to thank our president and hope and pray that he will lead the country in the right way to go. I’m thankful for the…

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It is my belief that much damage has been done to the judicial process in our local court system with regards to the widely condemned actions of Christian County Commonwealth Attorney Rick Boling.

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Rick Boling. Lately, I often get asked what is my “beef” with him or why am I so adamant that he resign. I do not know him personally and that is a choice that I am OK with, knowing what he did. I despise the very act he engaged himself in, including disgracing the office he holds. When he a…

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On January 27th, the world will observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Hitler’s largest death camp. It’s an opportune occasion to reflect on how each of us can help end oppression.

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On December 21, Cerulean celebrated its 1st Community Christmas Parade with over 70 entries and an estimated 1,100 spectators lining the streets of Cerulean.

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On behalf of the Christian County Literacy Council, I would like to thank the many individuals and organizations who helped make our recent Beverly Whitfield Memorial Community Reader Day such a tremendous success. Over 150 individuals took time out of their busy schedules to visit in the 11…

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Aug. 14, 2019, in the Kentucky New Era Opinion page there were three articles titled "Laws Can't Target Heart, Soul Issues," "Knowing Freedom Critical To Our Future," and "Red Flag Laws Universal Background Checks Could Help Us Curb Violence."

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On February 21, the Christian County Board of Education voted unanimously to increase the county school tax for the stated purpose of constructing a new instructional building at Hopkinsville High School. The board has also said that it needs to begin plans to replace the instructional porti…

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I decided to return to the Kentucky New Era Guest Column “Loss of Credibility is a Looming Crisis for Mainstream News Media” by Richard Nelson executive director of the Commonwealth Policy Center August 4-5 issue. I was particularly interested in reading the actual Monmouth University Fake N…

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I read with extreme interest the article in Saturday’s edition of the Kentucky New Era concerning "Do we need a light". I find the comments made by Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet very interesting as he even equates the cost of a stoplight to the death of Mrs. Bryant.  Real…

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If we cannot understand why anyone would be so angry with us as to crash a plane into the World Trade Center, or why a football player would take a knee during the national anthem, or why a woman would march on Washington —

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It looks as though the mayor's race is heating up, and we have at least two people who would like to have your vote. No sense in trying to compare credentials, as both are well qualified and have different outlooks on where the city should be going, or stay on the same path of spending to ma…

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Greetings from First United Methodist Church in 2018. We are completing a major renovation of the Sanctuary (built in 1916-17) and preparing to put things back in place for Sunday, September 16, 2018. Carpet is being laid, the piano is being moved, rooms painted, and excitement is high!

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It has been just over a year since the Hopkinsville- Christian County Airport hosted our biggest fly-in ever.  For the eclipse, at least one hundred airplanes were here at the same time.  With the help of volunteers, it went smoothly and safely.

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I have one question for Mr. Jim Waters concerning his column published, August 29, 2018, captioned "Educational liberty and justice for all." Which Pledge of Allegiance to the flag is he for?

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We would like to express publicly our tremendous appreciation and gratitude for the prompt response, professionalism, courtesy and kindness of Fire Chief Montgomery and the entire Hopkinsville Fire Department and Emergency Medical Teams that responded to the fire in ur home on Sunday, Aug. 12.

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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…