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OpEd: Kentucky needs to support farmers and restaurants during the pandemic

(OpEd By Dr. Ryan Quarles, who serves as Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner.) Across the nation and around the world, the number of coronavirus cases is on the rise. This alarming trend has raised concerns that the economic lockdown from the spring could return. Leaders in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2020
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Kentucky’s modern gun deer season opens Nov. 14

The arrival of autumn brings beautiful fall colors, holiday excitement and for hunters, deer hunting in Kentucky. About 300,000 Kentuckians hunt deer each year. The state’s deer herd also draws thousands of hunters from other states throughout the different seasons, contributing...
Posted On 06 Nov 2020
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Historically Speaking: National Unity

(OpEd By Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at With the election this week, I want...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020
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OpEd: Senator Rand Paul announces support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

(OpEd By U.S. Senator Rand Paul) After President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, I said I believed Judge Barrett would make an excellent justice that would...
Posted On 26 Oct 2020

‘The Kentucky Wildlands’ campaign launched to promote southern and eastern Kentucky

A regional brand now identifies the 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky as an enticing tourist destination: The Kentucky Wildlands. The Kentucky Wildlands is a regional tourism marketing initiative that showcases the region’s majestic beauty and rich heritage with the...
Posted On 15 Aug 2020
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Access requested to defendant’s psychological evaluation

A defense attorney recently asked a judge for access to a defendant’s psychological evaluation, but the evaluation he is wanting isn’t for his client. Thomas Earl Reynolds III, 31, of Apopka, Florida, is accused of shooting at police during a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle...
Posted On 23 Jun 2020

U.S. Senate: Amy McGrath says she is ‘for Kentucky, not big interests’

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Lt. Col Amy McGrath is a Kentucky native and veteran of three combat tours. She says she wants to go to Washington “for Kentucky, not big interests.” McGrath has pulled in record fundraising halls and touted that she’s received...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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U.S. Senate: Other retired Marine Mike Broihier looks to unseat McConnell

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) A retired Lieutenant Colonel, teacher, and farmer is aiming to unseat Kentucky’s senior senator. He says “What’s happening in Washington is really on one man, and that’s Mitch McConnell.” Lt. Col. Mike Broihier served over 20 years...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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U.S. Senate: Rep. Booker trying to win election ‘from the kitchen table’

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) State Representative Charles Booker of the 41st district is looking to win the Democrat nomination for the United States Senate. A lifelong resident of Louisville, Booker wants to take on Mitch McConnell, a man elected to office...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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U.S. Senate: McConnell says “Southeastern Kentucky has a loud voice at a crowded table” with him in office

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Senator Mitch McConnell has been in office since 1985 and has been Senate Majority Leader since 2015. Born in Alabama, McConnell graduated from the University of Louisville and later the University of Kentucky College of Law. He...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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