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As we come to terms with the realization of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, it’s time for all Floyd County residents to realize that we are not the exception to the rule.

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Well after the close of business on Monday, March 16, a frantic Floyd County resident called the Floyd Chronicle and Times office, wanting to know if something she saw on Facebook was true.

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Our communities and the world around us have been undergoing a few drastic changes of late, thanks to a virus that none of us really knew anything about not so long ago.

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“Government ought to be all outside and no inside ... Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and avoids public places, and we believe it a fair presumption that secrecy means impropriety.”  

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Former attorney Eric C. Conn’s actions over the years resulted in him spending time in prison, from which he’s currently not scheduled to be released until 2041.

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A decade ago, when Gov. Paul Patton was president of Pikeville College, he instituted a scholarship for students from Eastern Kentucky called the Pikeville Promise. For students who were eligible to receive the maximum Pell, CAP, and KTG, who file the FAFSA each year, and who complete a mini…

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As we close the books on yet another year in Floyd County, we take the time to reflect in the stories that most impacted us and the people who made those stories possible.

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In January’s General Assembly, legislators will face numerous issues. They will debate and cast votes on numerous measures that will have a great deal of impact on our daily lives.

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On Wednesday, life in our community and across the world will be a little bit different. Everything tends to slow down. Stores and businesses, which pride themselves on being open constantly, will close their doors for 24 hours.

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With the swearing in of Andy Beshear as the 63rd governor of Kentucky, it is time to set aside our differences and look for a way forward that benefits all Kentuckians — to, very simply, let the healing begin.

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Private citizens know that, more often than not, a decision to not act responsibly with finances carries with it a series of swift and often harsh repercussions.

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It’s not surprising that most of us had never heard of the election contest possibility in the state of Kentucky. History books are the only witness to the last time it was used, when William Goebel was placed in office via the process in 1899. In other words, no one who witnessed that incid…

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With the exception of the race for Kentucky governor, about which questions have been raised by the race’s apparent loser — incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin — there is no question that the other races on Tuesday’s general election ballot were decided Tuesday.

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A message of prioritizing public education, affordable healthcare and government transparency was heard loud and clear this week at the ballot box. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Kentuckians headed to the polls to partake in one of our nation’s longest-standing traditions: the democratic process.

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I recently returned home to Kentucky to visit my family and heard a sobering comment. A local funeral director, in casual conversation, stated that for the first time it seemed that young people in rural Kentucky are being buried more often than the elderly. 

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The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November general election passed on Monday, meaning that each voter who will cast ballots in that election are now registered and will have the opportunity to let their voices be heard in Kentucky.

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