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Apple Festival returning in October

Last year, the coronavirus pandemic canceled Reid’s Orchard’s Apple Festival for only the second time in its 34-year history. Read more


As restaurants ramp back up, some struggles remain

As COVID-19 hit, business owners across the nation were left scrambling in an effort to survive in an ever-changing world. Some of the hard… Read more


Pfizer vaccine will be available in schools for kids 12 and older

The Hopkins County Health Department will start administering the Pfizer vaccine at schools on Tuesday to children 12 years old and older w… Read more

National/World News

The Latest: Hezbollah fighter killed at Israel border buried

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): Read more

Israel strike in Gaza destroys building with AP, other media

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press a… Read more

Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured

BEIJING (AP) — Back-to-back tornadoes killed 12 people in central and eastern China and left more than 300 others injured, authorities said… Read more



Controversial call kills Maroons' momentum in last at bat

Madisonville North Hopkins was trying to steal a walk-off finish to Friday’s baseball game against Union County, but the Braves got a huge … Read more


Tennis was Wells' first love

Oftentimes we forget about spring sports in columns as we usually concentrate on the team sports of football, basketball and baseball. Read more

Ibrahimović out of Euro 2020 due to knee injury

MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović will miss the upcoming European Championship because of a knee injury, the Swedish soccer federation said S… Read more



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


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


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



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


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


Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast was a community blessing

Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast was a community blessing Read more

Progress marked as Kentucky celebrated Crime Victims' Week

Editor’s Note: National Crime Victims’ Week was recognized April 18-24. Read more

HR5 enhances legitimate voter access and increases opportunity for participation

To the editor, Read more

Upcoming Events

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BREAKING BREAD! Each third Saturday of the month, Breaking Bread, a free lunch program for those in… Read more

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