Last week, Kentucky farm families celebrated “National Agriculture Week,” but as you can imagine, our annual celebration was quieter than usual, given our on-going fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. As I talked to members of the media and neighbors to promote the celebration, they b…

Congress on Friday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help small business owners and employees and others affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but this federal aid could take weeks to arrive, and small businesses need financial relief today.

Hey Dawsonians! Long time, no see. And with the Coronavirus out and about, it will likely be longer before we see each other again.

Question: What began arriving in mailboxes on Saturday, takes less than 10 minutes to complete and may be the single most important questionnaire you fill out in the next 10 years?

In one of Hank Williams Jr.’s songs, he says, “I never back down and I love a good challenge.” I feel the same, but I surely never thought I would face a challenge like this!

As Novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) continues to spread in the commonwealth, I would like to thank everyone for doing their part with social distancing. Social distancing helps to flatten the curve of contagion so that medical facilities and staff are not overwhelmed and can appropriately han…

I like books and I like stories, but to be honest, I’m not terribly fond of reading anymore. There are a couple reasons for this. I am dyslexic and reading (and retaining) takes a while for me. As a father, husband, and full-time worker, the time investment seems like a lot. Combining all th…

At first it was a slow process, fractions at a time; 0.02%, 0.05%, creeping toward a modest 1.0%, then 1.3% and 1.5%.

For a long time, I didn’t understand this recurring image in my twitter feed — Sesame Street’s Elmo, a panicked look on his face and arms raised above his head while standing in front of a wall of flames. I guess because Elmo doesn’t have eyelids he necessarily looks panicked all the time, b…

The Oscars were held Sunday evening and WalletHub released a report on the 2020 Oscars. Here are some notes from the report:

The General Assembly is currently in session, and that means every resident of the commonwealth needs to be paying attention to what is going on in Frankfort.

While legislators are meeting in Frankfort during this year’s General Assembly session, they will look for ways to improve Kentucky’s communities, grow the state’s workforce and provide an affordable way for students to attend and pay for college.

In 2018, the General Assembly and Kentucky voters demonstrated their strong support for crime victims when they overwhelmingly adopted the Marsy’s Law constitutional amendment. Their intent was as clear as their message: “you deserve better, we support you, and your voice matters.” Victims w…

My journalism career began with a series of phone calls. I was about to graduate from Eastern Kentucky University, and I was eager to find a job following commencement.

I wrote in this space before the midterm that Donald Trump has a better than 50 percent chance of being re-elected in 2020. Since the results of the 2018 election rolled in, several people have asked if I feel the same way given the Democratic gains in the suburbs and upper Midwest.

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