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Eastern Kentucky received good news from the governor’s office recently. In the wake of the recent shootings, we all could use a little good news. 

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Kentucky teachers rank among the top 20 in the U.S. for out-of-pocket spending for their classrooms, according to a new report from Insider.

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Disgraced former lawyer Eric Conn screwed many people over the course of the years. Many of his former clients had their benefits taken away because the court decided their claims may have been obtained illegally since Conn was, well, a conman. Two former clients killed themselves over the ordeal. 

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The only focus of the Kentucky General Assembly’s recent special session was dealing with a crisis in the state’s pension system, and it appears we’re still no closer to a solution.  

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Last week, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy released the 2018 statistics showing the number of overdose deaths at the county level.

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In the week after Independence Day, you should know the price of freedom has gone up. How many million have you got?

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In this year’s primary election, Eastern Kentucky was in the spotlight, mainly because of how badly both of the men chosen to represent their respective political parties in the November general election for governor did here.

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Beshear and Bevin are desperately trying to win the votes of Eastern Kentucky. The problem is that Beshear shows no interest in the region and Bevin’s latest attempt may never become reality. 

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I was overjoyed to learn that you are introducing the study of the Bible into public schools of Kentucky. I congratulate you on your fearless and total disregard of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights in order to do this. It is high time that those godless liberals who corrupt our prec…

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Over the past several days, weeks, months and, yes, even years, Kentuckians have been introduced to a litany of those responsible for standing in the way of Gov. Matt Bevin’s unprecedented attempts to reshape the Commonwealth in an image which better suits those who sit in smoke-filled backr…

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Last week, our newspaper had to print a story about a 12-year-old child who died after crashing his dirt bike into a truck while traveling on a public roadway in Floyd County.

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Wow, who would have known that when Gov. Matt Bevin announced a partnership and the investment of $15 million of Kentucky’s tax dollars with Braidy Industries, that Kentuckians would trade away millions of tax dollars and tax incentives not only in exchange for the promise of 600 so-called h…

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Floyd County high school students are walking across the stage this week, bidding farewell to 12 years they’ve spent trying to figure out what makes the world go round. Hopefully, they’ve gained all the tools they need to start building a path that will help them pursue their dreams. Hopeful…

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The story of Trump-haters Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels keeps getting more and more sordid. It reminds me of a story in the Bible. If you’ll recall, a vulnerable guy named Adam was the first man to let a seductive gal named Eve lead him down the wrong path, and it’s been happening to u…

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Nearly 79 percent of Floyd County voters stayed home during the primary election on Tuesday, and what makes that fact even sadder is that the number of voters who turned out in Floyd County is higher than the turnout in Kentucky.  

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Alabama has a total ban on abortion and Hollywood is going crazy.

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I had another birthday this past Sunday and if I’d known I was going to live this long I would’ve taken better care of myself. Actually, I should probably forego the beer and pizza and start acting my age, but who’d want to grow old like that? At least I’m not one of those childish Democrats…

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How much are parents willing to pay, or jeopardize, to get their kids into college? The answer is, in some cases, in addition to obscene tuition costs, parents are willing to risk millions and go to jail. 

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In the words of Mark Twain, “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Those words echo and define how our governor has spent the past several years, months, weeks and even days …

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A television actor that I’d never heard of before hired two pumped-up Nigerian pool boys to beat him up in Chicago. Turns out Jussie Smollett’s goal was to gain sympathy from his fellow elite Hollywood liberals by blaming the concocted hoax on white Trump supporters. He paid $3,500 for a del…

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In the words of Harry S. Truman, “America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”  Imagine those same simple words on a billboard on the road to rural America, or on a road to Eastern Kentucky which reads, “Welcome to Eastern Kentucky whic…

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A recent lawsuit filed in the Sandy Hook shooting pits the families of the victims against the manufacturer of the gun used in that tragedy. The lawsuit claims the marketing tactics used by the manufacturer targeted violent youths. If other cases like Purdue-Pharma and the tobacco industry a…

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The gorgeous weather this past weekend was perfect for volunteers to come out and help clean up Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and Dewey Lake for the 28th Annual Operation Clean Sweep. More than 200 people showed up and took the time to prepare the park for the upcoming outdoor season. 

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It’s been a busy week in the webb wide whirled. If I can get your signature on this, we’ll get started.

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This newspaper strives to ensure that our readers are kept informed about local government matters, and that requires us to point out when local leaders are making mistakes and/are are not holding themselves accountable to taxpayers. 

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