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Has anyone ever had any success in handling a situation by shouting, “Everybody just calm down!” Didn’t think so.

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In my lifetime, 2020 has been the strangest of years. I never ran out of toilet paper or anything for that matter. I did buy some wax for making jam because lids for jars have been hard to get where I live. There have been strange shortages, inconsistent rules, violence which beget more viol…

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I really hate to break this to all our young voters, but the current election cycle is not the most important one in our history. We are in no greater existential national crisis today than we were in the years immediately after the Declaration of Independence was signed. Or around 1812. Or …

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Eighty percent of Americans in this weekend’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll said the United States is “out of control.” The easy analysis will revolve around President Donald Trump’s handling of recent crises, but depending on your political perspective, you might think things are spiral…

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Newspapers in the United States have traveled rough seas to the First Amendment freedoms we enjoy today. From the colonial Stamp Act through wartime censorship to today, when thousands of newspapers were slammed with the public health emergency known as COVID-19, people who work for newspape…

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A recurring joke in public relations is “I’ve decided to spend more time with my family,” a phrase used by people who are forced out of political or high corporate positions. The translation from modern English is roughly: “I sucked at this, but fortunately they decided not to be jerks and e…

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Of all the uncertainties in life, this much we know — we now are living in troubling times thanks to the COVID-19 virus.

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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.

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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…

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The coronavirus outbreak has had a drastic impact on our way of life. Terms like “social distancing” were unknown just days ago; now, they’re the new normal.

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

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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?

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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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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…

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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%.

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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…

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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…

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CALVERT CITY — Mrs. Doris Ray Lapradd, 83, of Calvert City, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah. The daughter of Kimmel and Frances Marggie (Mitchell) Franklin, she was a native of Hopkins County, a member of Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church and a mother and homemaker.

Delores Beatrice Hyde Brown was born April 4, 1938, in Earlington to Lewis Hyde and Lula Sindy Drone Hyde and passed away Monday, June 14, 2021. She was joined in holy matrimony to Charles T. Brown on April 2, 1955, until his death in 2012. She graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1955. D…

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