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The Stadium of Champions was an arena of empty seats Friday evening as Christian County Public Schools hosted the Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies virtually on YouTube and the CCPS website.

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The Christian County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that the Christian County Justice Center will be reopening Monday for selected activities. Court appearances and license functions will be available.

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Thank you for your support of your community newspaper. Thank you for reading and thank you for allowing me to be but a small part of this chapter in the story of the institution. It shouldn’t be possible to have packed the amount of experience and fun I’ve had into a decade in this business, but it is.

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In an article that ran in Wednesday’s Kentucky New Era, a quote was attributed to the wrong councilman. It was Councilman Paul Henson who clarified his vote in favor of nonpartisan elections.

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Liquidation Outlet of KY is just one of many stores that reopened Wednesday after the COVID-19 shutdown, implementing new precautions to help keep customers safe and the virus at bay.

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Registration is now open for the inaugural visual arts camp presented by smARTS, Students Meeting the Arts, program of the Pennyroyal Arts Council will be from June 15 to June 19 on stage at the Alhambra Theatre.

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Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library is going virtual with its annual summer reading program, introducing “Beanstack” to the community as virtual option for the annual summer read program. The program is sponsored by Planters Bank and begins Tuesday and ends July 11.

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The Downtown Farmers Market is being allowed to operate under a food exemption clause of the essential/life sustaining businesses order and that until such a time that operations are allowed to resume as normal — hand-crafted vendors are not allowed to participate at this time unless they pr…

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Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries has worked on local elections for 20 years, and every season, she said the idea of Hopkinsville switching to nonpartisan elections is a hot topic.

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Marty Hunter, 61, Cadiz, died Wednesday evening, May 13, 2020 at his home.

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On a day when some Kentucky businesses were allowed to reopen to the public, the parent company of Gordmans prepared to close all its stores for good. Stage Stores revealed Sunday that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Matthew Boehman has been chosen as the next principal of Christian County High School. The CCHS site based decision making council announced the appointment virtually Tuesday night after a lengthy closed session.

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The coronavirus has dramatically changed how Kentucky will conduct the upcoming election. After the May primary election was moved to June 23, local election officials began planning how the election will happen with social distancing guidelines.

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In recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in reminding motorists and motorcyclists to “share the road” conscientiously and courteously to help prevent crashes, injuries and deaths o…

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Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation announced Tuesday that the fifth annual Summer Salute Festival scheduled for Aug. 28 and 29 has been canceled due to potential crowd size concerns related to COVID-19.