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In the midst of one of the most challenging times in recent memory, everyone seems to be finding ways to help their neighbors, said Cameron Edwards, development manager of the Baptist Health Charitable Foundation.

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President Trump signed a coronavirus economic stimulus bill Friday, after the House approved it by voice vote. Western Kentucky’s congressman figuratively held his nose as he did.

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When I wrote my last column, I was just finishing up going to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) basketball tournament and was making preparations to attend my first ever Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers, first responders, corrections officers and those who work for the Department of Community Based Services have their mission: To keep the commonwealth safe and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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In the classroom, teachers have a routine. They set their classroom standards and expectations early, but now teachers are adjusting to the new, for now, normal, Non-Traditional Instruction.

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Thursday was the warmest day of the year in Madisonville. But parents who took their children to city parks to enjoy the 80-degree sunshine might have been stunned and disappointed.

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If you’re going to stay at home due to the coronavirus, you might as well fulfill another government requirement while you’re there.

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The most unwanted visitor in modern Hopkins County history officially arrived late Wednesday — what President Trump has called the invisible enemy.

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Kentucky might be a “Bible Belt” state. But right now, church sanctuaries largely are closed to the public while liquor stores are open.

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During a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Hopkins County Board of Education unanimously approved the inaction of provisions outlined in Kentucky Senate Bill 177, which was unanimously passed by both the House and the Senate Monday and signed by Gov. Andy Beshear yesterday.

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Hopkins County Schools has focused on the theme “Vision 2020 — Learn & Inspire” throughout this school year. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried our best to keep that focus while serving our children and the community in ways we could not have anticipated last August.

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As your Circuit Court Clerk, I thank the citizens of Hopkins County for their patience and understanding during this difficult and challenging time. We are still doing our best to serve the public in the areas that we are able.

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As I write this, the citizens of our communities and our country have made significant alterations to their lifestyles. We are thirsty for answers and hungry for resolve. However, there remains great uncertainty over the course of the foreseeable future.

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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!

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While rain poured on their shoulders, three volunteers with Salvation Army assisted Major Mike Good in delivering boxed meals to the elderly at the Creek Crossing apartments and Adrian Circle on Tuesday.

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I don’t think any of us could have imagined what has transpired over the last week. The coronavirus has not only plagued the world as a public health pandemic, but it has very quickly devastated our economy and upended our normal business and daily routines.

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At this time of uncertainty, I would like to thank you all for following the requests from the President and Governor of Kentucky during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Days of waiting at home as a health precaution may have you longing for outdoor fun. Friday Night Live is still on the schedule for Madisonville — at least for now.

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At this time of uncertainty, I would like to thank you all for following the requests from the President and Governor of Kentucky during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Hopkins County Schools has focused on the theme “Vision 2020 — Learn & Inspire” throughout this school year. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried our best to keep that focus while serving our children and the community in ways we could not have anticipated last August.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff issued stern advice Thursday about people remaining indoors during the COVID-19 outbreak. But the Madisonville Mayor tried to reassure residents about what might be ahead.

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Staying home in isolation can have a toll on one’s mental and physical health. The outbreak of the new coronavirus may be stressful and cause anxiety, but mental health professionals in Hopkins County want to help alleviate that stress with some coping strategies.

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The first apparent business casualty connected to the economic downturn as a result of the coronavirus has hit Madisonville.

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Six coronavirus tests from Hopkins County were being processed as of Wednesday. No results have come back to confirm any positive cases.

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Courthouses across Kentucky may be shut down to stop the coronavirus. But attorney Keith Cartwright still has legal work to do.

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Change and uncertainty looms around most businesses across the nation as the impact from COVID-19 continues with no immediate end in sight.

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YAA Director Mike Duncan announced Tuesday morning that the West Kentucky Archery Complex and the YAA will be shutting down for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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From funeral homes to dentists to nonprofits, the list of smaller businesses being impacted by COVID-19 is growing by the day, or perhaps minute in some instances.

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The first Hopkins County test for the coronavirus apparently occurred Tuesday. And five days after saying he didn’t expect to declare a COVID-19 emergency, the Hopkins County Judge-Executive did exactly that.

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During a press conference Monday evening, Gov. Andy Beshear announced child care centers across the commonwealth must close by the end of the business on Friday.

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The Madisonville City Council returned to full strength Monday, with members choosing Chad Menser to fill the opening in Ward 6.

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The Coronavirus pandemic is effecting many areas of our lives — our jobs, schools, events, vacations and daily habits. This is a respiratory virus, similar to the flu, but it’s more severe.

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During this time of uncertainty, Hopkins County Schools is trying to live out its mission — to unite as one team to learn and inspire by delivering necessities to families, said Earlington Elementary School principal Wendy Mitchell.

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This week is Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information. The annual week of awareness has been coordinated by the American Society of News Editors since 2005.