Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The speed of the leader determines the pace of the pack.”
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 warrant.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky, in its cities and rural areas, join the nation in grieving. The decision not to indict the officers for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor has rekindled civil unrest sparked by the feelings of injustice based on a victims race.
I am a relative newcomer to Kentucky, having moved here from Louisiana 29 years ago. My wife’s family has been in Hopkins County for more than 200 years. I am the descendant of a Confederate veteran.
Even as many people hope for critically necessary financial support for struggling hospitals across the country, this next coronavirus relief package represents perhaps the best chance to address a critical issue facing rural America that has been magnified by the pandemic: the devastating s…
This pandemic has brought many questions to my desk — questions that range from the seriousness of the virus, to conspiracies, schools, masks, and many other issues. The answers to those questions seem to change almost daily, so I want to give you some of my thoughts.
In 2018 every day, 128 people died after overdosing on opioids. The total economic burden from the opioid epidemic, only with prescription opioids, was $78.5 billion per year.
I don’t think any of us could have imagined what has transpired over the last week. The coronavirus has not only plagued the world as a public health pandemic, but it has very quickly devastated our economy and upended our normal business and daily routines.
This week is Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information. The annual week of awareness has been coordinated by the American Society of News Editors since 2005.
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…
Someone once jokingly suggested that all one needed to join a particular church was a professed belief in God ... and ownership of a 9-by-13 casserole dish.
From pats on the back for a job well done to kicks in the rear for dropping the ball, the role of a community newspaper is as wide ranging as it is important to the vitality of the area and the readers it serves.