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Wild weather in the Midwest has left livestock producers on the hunt for hay very early in the year. As a result, horse owners may not have as easy a time finding it when they need it later this year.

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City council members, who are local legislators, should take their role seriously and be aware of all their duties to best serve their community. They are responsible for and responsive to the citizens who elected them, according to the National…

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If the University of Kentucky men's basketball team placed 34th out of 50 in the final poll of the season, Kentuckians would be appalled -- especially if the team was consistently awful for the next seven years. So we should…

News about climate change has been so spooky for so long that it can feel like background noise. We find a way to carry on like normal, even when the news is disquieting.

Last weekend, a report was released estimating that Google profited $4.7 billion from the news industry in 2018. The journalists who create the content Google and Facebook profit from, and the organizations that support them, deserve a share of the…

Last week, the New Era reported that former Hopkinsville High School band director Jordan Seth Peveler had been arrested on three felony charges -- one count of unlawful transaction with a minor (second degree), sodomy (third degree) and rape (third…

Much like getting your dad to actually tell you what he wants for Father's Day, it turns out writing a good Father's Day editorial is darn near impossible (for me, anyway).

Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, Kentucky has already been experiencing high temperatures. Temperatures reached the mid- to high-80s Tuesday and are expected to hover in upper-70s and 80s all week.

In recent months, I've been very proud to work on an issue that every Member of Congress can wholeheartedly support - protecting our nation's children from abuse and neglect. The safety and security of some of our most vulnerable members…

While this year's Kentucky Derby lasted about two minutes, controversy surrounding the race is far from being over.

Kentucky's primary election is this Tuesday and if voter participation in 2015 is any indication, the turnout will be in the neighborhood of a dismal 12 percent. Low turnout is partly because Kentucky is one of a handful of states…

Kentucky's pension children shouldn't pay for the sins of their retirement-systems' fathers.

It was so incredibly disheartening to hear about the horrific rape that occurred last week on Hopkinsville's rail trail.

I've never been that great at goodbyes. I don't like the idea of soft-pedaling something or beating around the bush when simplicity will do just as well. I say that to tell you that this will be my last column.…

It’s not a bad time to be a Kentucky sports fan. Kentucky basketball remains a title contender every year, and the football program looks like it’s here to stay. Last season, both were staples in the Top 25 rankings, a…

For decades, Oak Grove has been the red-headed stepchild of Christian County. Mama Fort Campbell always let some of her soldiers stay with Oak Grove, but that was little enough, and she was busy making doe-eyes at Clarksville. Papa Christian…

For decades, Oak Grove has been the red-headed stepchild of Christian County. Mama Fort Campbell always let some of her soldiers stay with Oak Grove, but that was little enough, and she was busy making doe-eyes at Clarksville. Papa Christian…

Don’t call ICE to deport me, but the name you see at the bottom of this column isn’t my real one. Yes, it was the name I was given at birth, but something happened around the time I turned 7…

Mayor Kota Young's announcement this week of a "Day of Service" in the community next Saturday, April 27, should spur all of us who call Princeton and Caldwell County home to do something in return for the community we love.

Don’t call ICE to deport me, but the name you see at the bottom of this column isn’t my real one. Yes, it was the name I was given at birth, but something happened around the time I turned 7…

Is it possible to not realize your own happiness? Or, when looking back, do you see it only because of nostalgia, wrapped up in the lie of “the good old days”?

Is it possible to not realize your own happiness? Or, when looking back, do you see it only because of nostalgia, wrapped up in the lie of “the good old days”?

One of the sure signs of spring around my household is a yard full of dandelions. Some might call them weeds, but I don't like the connotation.

I never asked why my paternal grandparents decided to move to western Kentucky. Maybe I just assumed. In the mid-20th century, they were the definition of hillbillies -- dirt-poor folk out of Harlan County with a mess of kids and…

I never asked why my paternal grandparents decided to move to western Kentucky. Maybe I just assumed. In the mid-20th century, they were the definition of hillbillies — dirt-poor folk out of Harlan County with a mess of kids and…

One of my favorite Facebook re-posts is about how young people are just so fickle. “Back in my day,” it may begin. “If something was broke, we’d fix it.”

One of my favorite Facebook reposts is about how young people are just so fickle. "Back in my day," it may begin. "If something was broke, we'd fix it."

News writing is supposed to be simple and easy for anyone to understand. I love what I do as an editor precisely because news writers don't always get this.

Last week's high winds in the county were nothing compared to the four tornadoes that touched down in western Kentucky, including the EF-2 that caused major damage to portions of western McCracken County.

I came across an interesting observation today. Since early November 2000, there has been a continuous human presence on the International Space Station; ever since that date, at least one astronaut - male or female, from any of 17 countries…

On February 21, the Christian County Board of Education voted unanimously to increase the county school tax for the stated purpose of constructing a new instructional building at Hopkinsville High School. The board has also said that it needs to…

Kentucky's General Assembly is essentially complete. While the body can celebrate a few accomplishments, the bad bills outnumbered the good. Lawmakers introduced a series of bills that would undermine or restrict the public's right to know, deliberately attempt to divert…

Eighteen members of the Kentucky American Legion Family: American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion attended the 59th Annual Washington Conference at our Nation's Capitol from Feb. 24 to 27.

After the on-again, off-again storminess of the first half of the weekend, it was a real treat to see the sun and feel some warmer spring air again on Sunday.