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Deer-vehicle collision season upon us

Oh, deer. State transportation cabinet officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for the animals along Kentucky roadways as both the fall mating season and deer-vehicle collision season have officially commenced. Increased field activity by farmers as they …

Voters weary of political games

Many eligible voters and potential voters are disenchanted with the election process because of the constant barrage of ugliness. It often takes the form of name calling, blatant exaggeration and sometimes just plain old misrepresentation. What needs to be said …

I-71/75 drivers getting more and more tickets in Northern Kentucky

There are cops everywhere. One, two, three – in a roughly seven-mile stretch along Interstate 71/75 in Northern Kentucky, there are at least five police cruisers. Flashing lights. The wail of sirens. Around nearly every bend, there’s another driver pulled …

WKU scientist honored by Chinese Geological Survey

While attending an international gathering of geologists in China three weeks ago, Chris Groves didn’t know he would need a tie. The Western Kentucky University distinguished professor of hydrogeology routinely travels to southern China to study karsts, examine water supplies …

Is amateurism dead in college sports?

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, …

How to help during National Food Bank Week, beyond

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 …

Escapee captured in Floyd County

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 …

Bevin, judge-exec accuse Beshear of politicizing Marshall shooting

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 …

Advocates, critics voice their views on fairness ordinance

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 …

Central KY priest removed from training, church posts amid allegations

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 …