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CASA raising money via month-long virtual fundraiser

CASA of Midwest Kentucky will be hosting a month-long virtual fundraiser starting Monday to help continue their work of advocating for abus… Read more

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Watch Communications continues county broadband work

Broadband connection in Hopkins County continues to meet obstacles. Read more

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Bid accepted for Madisonville water tower repair

A bid was accepted at Tuesday’s Madisonville City Council meeting for the repairs to a 1 million-gallon water tank off Kentucky Avenue that… Read more

National/World News

WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

LONDON (AP) — A World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-hande… Read more

Pakistan expert: Religiosity aiding spike in militancy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militant attacks are on the rise in Pakistan amid a growing religiosity that has brought greater intolerance, prompting on… Read more

Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early… Read more

Sports

7th District, 2nd Region Tournament schedules announced by ADs

Athletic directors from around the 2nd Region met earlier this week to settle on a final format for the postseason that will be in line wit… Read more

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Grigg sets Central steals record, North swimmers win in Hopkinsville

Despite losing to a heavy favorite for the 2nd Region title, Hopkins County Central senior Madison Grigg put her name in the record books a… Read more

Man City wins 20th straight game to lead EPL by 13 points

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City won its 20th straight game in all competitions and opened up a 13-point lead in the Premier Leag… Read more

Business

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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

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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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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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'Breonna's Law' needs to be assigned to committee so important conversations can begin

In the middle of the night on March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was killed by police in her home during the execution of a “no-knock” search w… Read more

Hobgood praised by outgoing official

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Hobgood praised by outgoing official

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Weather Today

Thunderstorm

Today

60° 54°

Showers possible in the afternoon. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 50s.

Humidity:71%
Cloud Coverage:91%
Wind:ESE at 5 mph
Chance of Rain:48%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:06:23:15 AM
Sunset:05:42:32 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
ThunderstormSat
48%60° 54°
ThunderstormSun
97%66° 39°
Mostly clearMon
5%51° 30°
ThunderstormTue
32%50° 34°
Partly cloudyWed
5%58° 42°
Partly cloudyThu
10%62° 41°
Scattered showersFri
40%56° 38°