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It started in California, like so many fads do, but this is not a fad. The state of California passed legislation that makes it illegal for its colleges to deny student athletes the opportunity to make money from their names, images and likenesses. The law won’t go into effect until January …

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This week is National Food Bank Week, a great time to start thinking about helping others as the holiday season approaches. In the United States, one in nine people struggles with hunger, according to Feeding America — including more than 11 million children and nearly 5.4 million seniors. T…

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of University of Louisville law professor Justin Walker, whom President Donald Trump has tapped to become a federal judge. The committee voted Thursday morning to send Walker’s nomination to the full Senate, which still must decide …

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Kentucky plans to lease a private prison in Floyd County and move hundreds of inmates there to make a dent in overcrowding that has pushed some county jails far past their capacity. The state will pay the owner of the prison, Nashville-based CoreCivic, to use the facility in Wheelwright, whi…

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A Martin resident who reportedly escaped from jail in Perry County in July was captured by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday night after he allegedly tried to “make a drug drop” at the Floyd County Detention Center. Kennith Frank Spurlock, 29, of Martin, was arrested on Bucks Bra…

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A statement by Attorney General Andy Beshear, referencing the January 2018 Marshall County High School shooting, in Kentucky's most recent gubernatorial debate touched off criticism from local and state politicians, and a subsequent rebuttal from former officials. Near the end of Tuesday's d…

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Members of the Daviess Fiscal Court heard testimony from community members at a regular meeting Thursday both in favor of and in opposition to a fairness ordinance being proposed in Owensboro-Daviess County. The fairness ordinance being drafted would add gender identification and sexual orie…

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Louisville police say the man who hit his sister in the head with a frying pan and shot and killed their father with a crossbow was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. Police arrested Gerald R. Beavers III, 23, and charged him with murder and first-degree assault, according to court recor…

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The principal of Louisville's Iroquois High School was struck in the face Thursday afternoon in what was originally called in to police as a student riot. Six girls were fighting on the second floor around 2 p.m. Thursday, said Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Carl Yates. When the…

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The long-awaited wedding bells are about to ring. Louisville native and Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence will tie the knot with her gallery director beau, Cooke Maroney, at a "swanky venue" in Rhode Island on Saturday, according to a report from TMZ.

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Alvin Sharpe was a little leery when he heard there was a new television show set in Southern Kentucky. “A lot of times they don’t depict the area like it ought to be,” said Sharpe, a former teacher at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. That’s a common sentiment in Southern a…

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A priest in charge of recruiting and training other priests for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington has been suspended after two adults made allegations of inappropriate contact, the diocese said. The Rev. Alan Carter, the vocations director for the Lexington diocese, will no longer exercise p…

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The race for Attorney General has been one of the nastiest ones on record, filled with innuendo, lawsuits and cease and desist orders, reflecting two candidates at either end of the spectrum of politics, age and experience. It’s not an easy choice. On the one hand, we have Daniel Cameron, fo…

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The two highest ranking Republicans in the Kentucky Senate said Thursday that any legislation expanding casino gambling in Kentucky will not be heard in the Senate in the next legislative session, undercutting a campaign pledge by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear to find new s…

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When a woman went to Baptist Health La Grange earlier this year after being sexually assaulted, she was seeking treatment for her injuries as well as a forensic sexual assault exam. However, the attending physician in Baptist Health La Grange’s emergency room that day declined to administer …

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She was initially jailed on a drug possession offense. However, Union County resident Holly Howard, 31, accrued additional charges after jail staff and drug task force members discovered she'd allegedly concealed a tennis ball sized bundle of narcotics in her vaginal area -- for 18 hours.

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The U.S. Secret Service partnered with the Scott County Special Response Team (SRT) to raid a suspected counterfeit operation at an East Washington Street home Monday afternoon. The SRT, which consists of officers from both the Georgetown Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Offi…

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It's the time of year again when the weather gets weirder than usual. After a stretch of cold and potential for frost overnight on Thursday, temperatures could reach the mid-70s by Saturday.

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Halloween for dogs is back once again with Wag-O-Ween taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 19.

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Little Blessings, 112 W. Kentucky Ave., owned and operated by Cassie Groves, opened on the South side of the square on Oct. 2.

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I was watching the two main candidates for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture debate on KET recently when the subject of “medical marijuana” came up. The challenger, Robert Conway, gave a full-throated endorsement to the idea that doctors should be able to prescribe marijuana in Kentucky f…

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The internet has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives since the 1990s. But one field — pun intended — where its potential has yet to be fully realized is in farming. The internet provides enormous opportunities to farmers. They can collect data on the performance of their crops; m…

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Following a consumer protection action taken by Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Hardin County wedding venue owner was ordered to pay more than $27,000 in restitution to nine couples who had their weddings abruptly canceled or paid for professional services they did not receive, a state news…

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School officials confirmed first-year George Rogers Clark High School special education teacher Rich McCune died in a car crash near the Wolfe-Breathitt County line on Kentucky 15 on his way to work Wednesday morning. McCune, a 49-year-old Jackson native, was reportedly on his way to work wh…

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Five months after the Corbin Tourism Commission put the proposed Corbin Railroad Museum project on hold because of financial constraints, it remains on the back burner. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said the ultimate goal is to have $250,000 for the project. “I think that is proof that the …

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Outdoor and hunting enthusiasts will have one more reason to love western Kentucky in 2020. The Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo series is bringing its Jan. 17-19 expo to the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Expo Center, winning the event away from Louisville, where it was held fo…

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For the first time, a program for national distribution by PBS will be taped in Owensboro on Nov. 17. Todd Squared LLC, the production company behind the PBS series "Bluegrass Underground," will be producing "Masters of Bluegrass," a concert headlined by The Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent …

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a recent release that the state ranks 15th in the U.S. for deer-vehicle collisions. Boone, Christian and Hardin counties are placed among the top third of Kentucky’s 120 counties in crashes relating to deer last year, while Calloway County was rank…

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Kenny Walker flips through a three-ring binder on his desk and looks for the page he turns to every day. In the left column is a list of players who’d shown interest in playing football for The Academy @ Shawnee. On the top row are handwritten dates. And next to each name are rows of black c…

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Marybeth Lacy's insurance covers 100% of the cost of a type of prescribed insulin that would otherwise cost more than $1,000 a month. The only problem is it's not the insulin Lacy really needs. Another form of insulin responds better to her Type 1 diabetes, but Lacy has to pay more than $300…

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Two juveniles were arrested this week in connection with several students at Grayson County High School in Kentucky being hospitalized after vaping from "dab pen" devices, police say. According to the Leitchfield Police Department, officers and emergency crews were called about 7:50 a.m. Tue…

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An ongoing criminal investigation of how Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and her staffers used voter data has been temporarily stymied after Kentucky State Police seized a computer from Grimes’ office without first obtaining a warrant. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd…

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A plan to develop a ‘destination resort’ near the Red River Gorge could be a game-changer for the post-coal economy of Eastern Kentucky, but one of our state’s greatest natural jewels is also at stake. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is behind the still-developing plans for the 900-acre pro…

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During the sixth race at Keeneland on Wednesday, 2-year-old filly Integral became the fourth horse to sustain an injury that resulted in its death during the 2019 Fall Meet. That brought to eight the total of race-related deaths at the Lexington racetrack in all of 2018, the most reported in…

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A George Rogers Clark High School teacher died on his way to the Winchester school Wednesday, according to the school. WYMT reported that 49-year-old Rich McCune was involved in a head-on collision with a UPS truck Thursday morning. The crash occurred near the Breathitt County and Wolfe Coun…

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A Henderson County woman arrested on a felony theft charge in June was the victim of mistaken identity, according to officials and court records. Heather M. Smith, 20, of Corydon, was taken into custody by the Henderson Police Department on a charge of theft over $500. The charge stemmed fro…

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With production of the RAV4 Hybrid set to begin in January 2020, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) plans to add 400 new jobs for the largest manufacturing plant in the state. The plant already employs 8,000 with an annual capacity of 550,000 vehicles. It is the largest Toyota plant …

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Kentucky’s gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear, faced off in a terse and sometimes tense debate at the University of Kentucky Tuesday night. The two men became testy during some key exchanges.

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The pending sale of Hardin Memorial Health to Baptist Healthcare Systems has hit another snag. Dr. Larry Hall, a retired physician and former chief medical officer of HMH, filed a Petition for Rehearing last week with the Ken­tucky Court of Appeals, which rendered a 3-0 decision in September…

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Hundreds of people might not have a homeless shelter to go to if the Northern Kentucky city of Covington adopts a bill setting stricter standards for such facilities. From location restrictions to bike rack requirements, each of the city’s four shelters would have to make changes under a dra…

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A former Mammoth Cave National Park official who admitted stealing thousands of dollars in park fees while overseeing their collection was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison. In pronouncing the sentence against Leslie Lewis, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Greg Stivers followed the r…

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A Bardstown woman’s family is suing the assisted living facility entrusted with her care after they say a supervisor at the facility allegedly not only failed to report a sexual assault but also allegedly threatened to fire employees who did. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Bluegrass A…

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"I almost forgot what he looks like in the daylight," my husband said, as he called me with urgent news from home Monday morning: Our younger son had left his room.

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The Franklin BPW holds Kentucky Professional Women's Week Activities Annually during the 3rd full week of October. The community is invited to attend any or all of the events. For more information contact Sharon Taylor-Carrillo 615-319-6531 or email FranklinBPW@gmail.com.

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A second clean up of Drakes Creek will start at noon on Oct. 20. Those participating in the clean will meet at the parks BPW Pavilion, the one closest to the creek in the shade, and everyone will split from there. Volunteers will clean up trash and debris from the banks of the creek as well …