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Sports betting would be a good gamble to take

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to allow betting on sporting events across the board in 2018, there’s been high interest in the idea. Initially relegated to Nevada, it’s now been approved by 20 states. …

Kentucky must finish complying with Real ID standards

It’s past time for Kentucky to comply with the new Real ID standards, which is why it is critical for the governor and other state leaders to continue to make this a priority. The state has seemingly been dragging its …

E-cig tax can help state, reduce youth use

A bill has been filed in the 2020 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly to impose an excise tax on the sale of e-cigarettes. A new poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky found the vast majority of …

Signing ceremony by Pelosi was childish

This whole impeachment process by Democrats in the House that we’ve had to witness for the past few months has been nothing but a partisan political process, as illustrated by the vote being almost entirely on partisan lines. Ever since …

Rand Paul: 45 Republicans down to dismiss Trump impeachment charges

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told The Washington Post that 45 Republicans are willing to dismiss the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress that President Donald Trump faces during the Senate’s impeachment trial. The Washington Post …

Student still missing; sheriff trying to obtain search warrants

Law enforcement agencies are still stumped on the whereabouts of a 17-year-old who went missing from her southwestern Franklin County home on Jan. 12 or 13. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police have been searching for Haylee …

‘Night of Hope and Healing’ at Marshall County High School

On the eve of the second year passing since the Marshall County High School shooting, the Facilitators of Community Unity and Support (FOCUS) group is hosting a Night of Hope and Healing ceremony and the community is invited to attend. …

Don’t sell Kentucky’s soul to fix a few potholes

When does advertising go too far? There are advertisements on TV, on radio, in this paper, on websites, in your mail, in your social media feeds, on billboards, sandwiched between YouTube videos, in your smartphone’s notifications, on your favorite team’s …

McConnell’s thirst for power turns impeachment trial into farce

Some day, when the history books are written, Mitch McConnell will be held accountable. That’s when he will be fully understood as the architect of much of democracy’s degradation, from a political system that works only for the highest bidders …

Three Guardsmen plead guilty to misdemeanors

More than 21/2 years after they were charged, three National Guardsmen accused of various sexual crimes pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday. Anthony Tubolino, Tyler Hart and Jacob Ruth were charged in June 2017 after a victim reported to police …

Genova announces plant closing, says sale possible

Genova Products announced Tuesday it intends to permanently close its Paducah plant while continuing to seek a buyer for the company, which has local officials hopeful the plant’s 100-plus jobs can ultimately be saved. Joseph Pusateri, Genova director of operations, …

Kentucky extends hemp pilot program

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will extend the hemp pilot research pilot program for one more year as the state awaits the finalization of the United States Department of Agriculture final rules regarding a national commercial hemp program. The announcement …

Legislature should keep anti-FGM legislation on fast-track

A bill that would outlaw female genital mutilation in Kentucky is moving forward speedily during this year’s legislative session. We hope it continues on the fast track and becomes law as quickly as possible. Female genital mutilation (FGM) had been …

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