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Local News

County eyes new tornado sirens

With the most recent horrific tornadoes that struck Hopkins County, and surrounding areas, it has been an ongoing discussion about potentia… Read more

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Archery Complex hosted hundreds of out-of-towers this past weekend

The West Kentucky Archery Complex, located at 3100 Grapevine Road, held their regional tournament this past weekend and it was quite the tu… Read more

Social Night at Lakeshore Country Club open to the public

This Friday, starting at 7 p.m., Lakeshore Country Club will be hosting a free social night for entire community. Read more

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National/World News

Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope

BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of… Read more

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

BRUSSELS (AP) — Home! And no longer alone. Read more

EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies

LONDON (AP) — Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect us… Read more

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Sports

Judges didn't consider 'wisdom' of deporting Novak Djokovic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three Australian Federal Court judges on Thursday revealed their reasons for backing a government order to depo… Read more

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA's opening Olympic uniforms

NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology, along with a hand… Read more

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'Nothing Personal': Updated I-10 billboard displays ASU's Territorial Cup win streak

ASU's five-game winning streak over Arizona in the Territorial Cup is displayed on an updated version of the I-10 billboard. And yes, the 70-7 score is still on it.  Read more

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Business

Hughes tapped to lead The Messenger newsroom

Longtime area journalist Matt Hughes has been named editor of The Messenger, Publisher Mike Alexieff announced Friday. Hughes replaces Jon … Read more

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The Messenger owner announces new publisher

Paxton Media Group, parent company of the The Messenger, has named longtime journalist and former editor of the paper Mike Alexieff regiona… Read more

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Durham's leadership recognized by CIC

Stephen Durham, of Cole & Durham Insurance, was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society o… Read more

Entertainment

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He wrote a book about being homesick for Kentucky. Now he’s going to read it in every county

Wherever he has lived, Lexington native Jesse Donaldson said he’s always met expats from Kentucky, people who have moved away but still lon… Read more

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Kentucky man named Food Network's next big 'Star' - gets own cooking show

Kentuckian Jason Smith, a school cafeteria manager from Carter County, beat out two other competitors Sunday night on cable TV's Food Netwo… Read more

Fox News Channel hit with new charges to its credibility

NEW YORK (AP) -- Things had started settling down following a tumultuous year at Fox News Channel before it was hit with a cover headline i… Read more

Opinion

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Newspaper's role remains vital to community

Friday was my official last day as editor of The Messenger. Read more

With Biden, the hits just keep on coming

With Biden, the hits just keep on coming Read more

Whalen explains why Dawson will open with masking

Whalen explains why Dawson will open with masking Read more

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