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Free produce goes quickly in Hopkins County

The old biblical adage — “Ask, and you shall receive,” — rang true throughout Hopkins County Monday as fresh produce was given to residents… Read more

Testing opportunity available today

A local health clinic will offer COVID-19 testing today in Earlington as the numbers cases grew slightly in Hopkins County Monday. Read more

Bicyclist struck, killed in Nortonville

A Madisonville man operating a bicycle with no lights was killed Sunday night when he was hit by a vehicle in Nortonville, according to a n… Read more

National/World News

Belarusian challenger flees to Lithuania amid protests

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential vote who refused to concede her defeat has fled the country ami… Read more

Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days

MITO, Japan (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the U.S., India and Brazil. Read more

South Africa's poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid virus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When her regular clinic ran out of her government-funded HIV medications amid South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, Sibongi… Read more

Sports

Miller, Canucks to face Blues in St. Louis

Vancouver Canucks (36-27-6, third in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (42-19-10, first in the Central Di… Read more

Ovechkin and the Capitals take on New York to start playoff series

New York Islanders (35-23-10, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. Washington Capitals (41-20-8, first in the … Read more

Konecny and the Flyers take on Montreal to begin playoff series

Montreal Canadiens (31-31-9, fifth in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7, second in the Metr… Read more

Business

Officials defend plan to end govt control of Fannie, Freddie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are going before Congress to defend their plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae… Read more

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Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet China halfway’ on trade

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said A… Read more

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Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hopes for trade deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): Read more

Entertainment

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For live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ NBC turns to a Legend

NEW YORK (AP) — Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter… Read more

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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

Opinion

'Silence is complicity'; Beshear is acting outside authority

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COVID relief bill must go beyond funding to address rural Kentucky's physician shortage

Even as many people hope for critically necessary financial support for struggling hospitals across the country, this next coronavirus reli… Read more

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Whitfield: Wear your mask, be kind

This pandemic has brought many questions to my desk — questions that range from the seriousness of the virus, to conspiracies, schools, mas… Read more

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