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A case of measles in a young child living in the Barren River District has been confirmed, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced Friday in a news release. 

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CORBIN — Dreama Gentry is a rural Appalachian. She is a first-generation college graduate, a hope dealer who works to ensure all Appalachian children have the opportunity to succeed.

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According to a new report, Kentucky ranks fifth on the Annual School Breakfast Participation Scorecard by providing 66 percent of low-income students with the breakfast and nutrition they need to be able to thrive during the school day.

CORBIN — With 17 speakers to be featured in the TEDxCorbin event on March 9 at Second and Main in Corbin, one of those speakers to be featured is Williamsburg's Alice Tremaine.

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This Valentine's Day, many singles will be swiping right hoping to find romance on dating apps or other forms of social media, but what users don't know is that they may not only find love, but end up falling for a fraudulent romance scam that could end up costing them hundreds, or thousands, of dollars.

Students at Kit Carson Elementary School are being recognized this week for what Counselor Sara Woods said they do all year — being kind.

After two hours of discussion between three government entities, the consensus was that more details were needed on the proposed lease on the Laughlin Health Building project.

It appears Morehead City Council will soon be annexing north, pending the completion of a land survey expected to be completed soon.

While February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month, it also brings National Organ Donor Day on Feb. 14. This is the second of a three-part series on organ transplants and organ donors featuring the impact of the Kentucky Circuit Clerk's Trust for Life program.

A local ranch seeks to sell over half its cattle after losing a 70-acre lease. Haltom Hollar Ranch specializes in Texas Longhorns, a bovine breed known for having exceptionally long horns. The business began in 2013 after springing from a hobby.

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KNOX COUNTY — A motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit against the Knox County Board of Education filed in December 2018 by a special education teacher at Lynn Camp Elementary School accusing a principal of sexual harassment has been denied by a judge, keeping the suit intact and able to proceed.

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For the third session in a row, legislators in Frankfort are having meaningful conversations on reforming Kentucky's bail system.

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CAVE CITY — Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, challenged area Republicans toward the end of the Lincoln Day Dinner, an annual event hosted by the Barren County Republican Party, on Saturday evening at the Cave City Convention Center.

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CAVE CITY — With the possibility of the federal government shutting down again on Friday, members of the Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission discussed on Monday the development of a contingency plan that would call for parts of Mammoth Cave National Park to be open to the public should it happen.

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While February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month, it also brings National Organ Donor Day on Feb. 14. This week, the Sentinel Echo is featuring a three-part series on the impact of the Kentucky Trust for Life's Tissue and Organ Donor program that includes an organ donor, an organ recipient and information about the tissue and organ donor program.

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CORBIN — University of Kentucky's all-time leading rusher Benny Snell, Jr. signed autographs, posed for photos, shook hands and chatted with hundreds of fans on Sunday morning at the Corbin Arena — he even took time to toss a football to one young fan.

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The Kentucky Veteran Project Exhibit has landed in Berea. The traveling show presents 44 works of art created by Kentucky military veterans and spouses and children of veterans from 23 counties, including three from Madison County.

EDMONTON – A motion has been denied that asked the court to keep a jury from hearing about statements a Metcalfe County homicide suspect made to police the day his roommate's body was revealed to be in a refrigerator in a field.

WHITLEY COUNTY - The jury trial for a former Williamsburg mail carrier accused of stealing multiple mail items in 2016 was set to begin Tuesday in Whitley Circuit Court, though the trial has once again been continued.

CORBIN — Lights, dance, action. On Thursday, Feb. 13, iLuminate Artist of Light is scheduled to entertain guests with a combination of extraordinary lighting effects and choreography at the Corbin Arena.

"It's not just a cake," is the motto of Sweet Blessings, a nonprofit organization which bakes specialty cakes for "children living in crisis" including, impoverished kids and children with a life threatening disease or special needs.

Two local television station operators have been fined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for allegedly operating without a license for nearly 20 years.

LONDON — The Kentucky Promise Zone has reached the halfway point of its 10-year commitment that established one of the first five federal Promise Zones in the country and the first one in a rural area.

WILLIAMSBURG – University of the Cumberlands is proud to announce Laila Ali as the speaker for this year’s Excellence in Leadership Series. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the O. Wayne Rollins Center on Cumberlands’ campus. Tickets are free and will be available to the public starting March 1 at ucumberlands.edu/tickets.

With the ongoing search for Savannah Spurlock, the death of Amanda Bailey and the reported sexual assault incident that occurred near EKU’s campus Sunday, the Richmond community is feeling a bit uneasy.

In previous years, the Blue Grass Army Depot’s leadership has chosen to shut down the destruction of outdated and/or obsolete conventional (non-chemical) munitions and propellants — called Open Burn/Open Detonation (OB/OD) — during the period from November through February. However, that’s changing, according to release from the depot.

Renowned Kentucky author Silas House received the Transylvania University’s 2019 Judy Gaines Young Book Award for his novel “Southernmost.” The annual award recognizes outstanding recent works by writers in the Appalachian region.

Preliminary figures indicate highway fatalities in Kentucky declined for a second straight year in 2018, according to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Fatalities totaled 722 in 2018, down from 782 in 2017 and 834 in 2016. It’s the lowest number since 2014’s 672 deaths.

CORBIN — The inaugural Finger Lickin' Chicken Week wrapped up Saturday with businesses ready to do it again — and looking forward to more foodie events in the future.

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