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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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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.