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‘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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U.S. Senate: Morgan feels McConnell ‘undermining our constitutional rights’

(Story by Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Eastern Kentucky native and businessman C Wesley Morgan is looking to unseat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s Republican Primary. Morgan holds political science and accounting degrees from Cumberland College, now the University of the...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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Cumberlands donates board games to safe haven for homeless youth

When homeless youth staying at Ryan’s Place, a local safe haven in Barbourville, were asked what they wanted most at the shelter, they said, “We would like some games to play together.” Jessi Montgomery, the fund development manager for Ryan’s Place and a graduate from...
Posted On 19 Jun 2020
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Whitley County Board of Health approves property tax hike that probably won’t happen

When it comes to property tax rates, there is some bad news and some good news for Whitley County property owners regarding their upcoming property tax bill this year or at least the portion of it that goes to the Whitley County Board of Health. First the bad news. During its...
Posted On 17 Jun 2020

OpEd: Historically Speaking: Mail-in Voting

(OpEd by Dr. James Finck, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog or on Facebook.) With the shutdown of everything...
Posted On 22 May 2020
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