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Democrats statewide are celebrating the apparent unseating of the Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in Tuesday's election. If there were only one race to win -- and it looks like that will be their only one -- that is the…

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On April 22, 1915, Allied soldiers in their trenches in Flanders (a part of Belgium) watched as a mysterious cloud rolled down the hill toward them. It was 150 tons of chlorine gas that would kill nearly everyone in the…

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While about 40 million Americans are considered food insecure (they may not know where their next meal will come from), a large amount of food goes to waste in our country.

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The changing seasons, spring and autumn, lend themselves to reflection on the rhythm of life. For different reasons, they each are reminders of the Old Testament covenant God made with Noah and "all flesh" on the earth, "While the earth…

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Elections are a curious beast, are they not?

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Historically, newspaper editorial boards across the country have offered recommendations to their readership as to who they believe is best fit to represent and serve their communities. The Kentucky New Era has participated in this practice for some time.

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Part of my daughter's morning school arrival routine is stopping to say hi to Officer Steve, her school resource officer. And daily, even with all he is managing during morning drop-offs, he never fails to share a smile or a…

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Breast cancer touches millions of lives each year. This week, and as we close out this special month, the Kentucky New Era is publishing informative articles about awareness, early detection and treatment. We are also featuring the very special stories…

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Finding out you have cancer can feel like you've been hit with the weight of the world. I haven't experienced it personally, but I've interviewed enough women to know when you get that diagnosis, you need a lifeline like the…

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Liberal. Conservative. Christian. Atheist. Illegal immigrant. Black. White. Addict. Preacher. Car dealer. Lawyer. Doctor. Plumber. Roofer. OK, that's enough. What images flashed in your head as the words on this list passed your eyes. It may have happened so fast…

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With California set to make it legal for student-athletes to make money off of their names and likenesses, we think it won't be long before Kentucky and, eventually, the whole nation, follows suit.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at McCracken County Clerk's Office (at the McCracken Courthouse), I plan to change my voter registration from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

Imagine working at a local factory. They have a 401(k) matching contribution retirement plan. You put five percent of your salary into your retirement and the factory matches your five percent.

The 57th annual Lady Cemetery Homecoming was held in the Lyon County portion of LBL, formerly called Between the Rivers, on Sunday, Sept. 15. The tradition began as families were forced to re-locate in the 1960s due to TVA's use…

With members in five counties, our Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission continues to be "Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development and innovation."

Families in nearly every neighborhood of our country have suffered because of the opioid and substance abuse epidemic. For years, the situation just seemed to get worse as addiction hurt more families. Kentucky has tragically been among the hardest-hit states.…

This summer, Kentucky social workers, educators, judges, prosecutors, non-profit leaders, state legislators, and many others traveled across the state to learn about the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, its implementation in Kentucky, and what it will mean for families…

The House of Representatives is back in session following a productive district work period. Throughout the month of August, I traveled across the 1st District to 15 different counties in Central, Southern, and Western Kentucky. During my travels I met…

Young talent matters and more communities are doing what it takes to attract and retain young professionals to work, live and play.

If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Clubs across Kentucky are currently recruiting new members.

Last week at the state fair in Louisville, the Kentucky Farm Bureau raffled off one very expensive ham and Chris Hartman held one very expensive protest.

The Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts released a special examination evaluating the transparency, administration, and compliance with Senate Bill 2 (2017 Regular Session) of the Kentucky Retirement Systems, the Teachers' Retirement System of Kentucky, and the Judicial Form Retirement System.…

Last weekend, over 29,000 people swarmed downtown Hopkinsville for the fourth annual Summer Salute Festival. The food and music were great, but the festival made one thing very clear.

When families are engaged — children do better in school. The same holds true for communities. When communities are engaged and hold high-expectations for all of their schools — schools and children do better. Thus, as another school year begins,…

The world's first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseille, France. The first English speaking Chamber was founded in New York City in 1768. Throughout the years, the goal of chambers has been the same - to further…

There have been widespread reports from Kentucky sources that U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath's campaign manager was behind the firing of a potential candidate who was considering running against her in the Democratic primary in the 2020 race for U.S.…

Facebook and Twitter are like active volcanoes, freshly risen and spewing lava chunks that disrupt communities and even destroy lives in the blink of an eye. Social media has redefined our cultural landscape in such dramatic ways it is unrecognizable…

Kentucky's farmers are among the best in the world. It's no surprise agriculture leaders from around the country are looking to the Bluegrass State and our prospering hemp industry. Right now, hemp is growing in 101 of our 120 counties…

President Trump, along with leaders from Mexico and Canada, signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on November 30, 2018. Since then, Canada began the process to vote on implementing the legislation in May of this year and Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly…