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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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United Socialist States of America is where we are headed, if the progressive Democrats have there way. I guess the history of Nations that went that way and degraded to such despair for the people of that Nation is of no concern to the uncaring American Republic population. The rule of law …

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Some things are best left unsaid. But not everything. There are many things unsaid about the 21 years of Cheryl Cook’s service and leadership. I was on the Hopkinsville Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau board for the first half of Cheryl’s career and was firsthand witness to to…

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Everyone agrees it is inhumane to take children away from parents, yet 650,000 more children were taken from American parents. A small percentage were abused until placed in foster care where many were abused in one home after another. This is beyond humane.

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Our handling of immigrants on our southern border is in violation of the treaty we signed: “Geneva Convention on Refugees.” Don’t take my word for it; read it for yourself at: www.UNHCR.org/EN — US/1951 — refugee — convention.html.

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I really appreciate the presentation of “POINT/COUNTERPOINT” on Senate Bill 151. After looking at the reference you gave and several of the amendments, I must agree with attorney general Steve Beshear in his assessment of the “Sewer Bill” which gives the impression that the bill was in fact …

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The candidates have knocked on doors, participated in all the forums, and attended every public event for weeks. They have all worked very hard to get out their message. Tuesday is the day we must work to encourage folks to get to the polls and vote .Call, text, facebook your family, friends…

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