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The Parents as Teachers program at Memorial Education Center has been named a Blue Ribbon program by its national headquarters, meaning it is recognized as being an exemplary program affiliate, "delivering high-quality services to children and families," according to the Parents as Teachers website.

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With a petition recalling the county's proposed property tax increase and the fiscal court in the process of repealing it, county officials will be forced to look at other alternative to help with overcrowding at the Madison County Detention Center.

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With the governor's election now behind Kentuckians, residents of the commonwealth can now look forward to the 2020 presidential election, which also features Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the ballot.

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GLASGOW – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul spoke with employees at Felker Brothers Corp. about the ways the federal government can help businesses plus other topics such as impeachment inquiry hearings, one of which was occurring as he was speaking, during his visit to Glasgow on Friday afternoon.

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There are a lot of different numeric combinations that in total will produce 39, but my personal favorites are 26 and 13. And I’ll get to why momentarily.

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At the beginning of the day Monday, I found out all teachers and students were having an assembly during 2nd block. Now that is not to say I wasn’t notified before then; it is to say that is when I found out. Regardless, I was aghast, because I had devout plans for my 2nd period class - plans that could not be changed, or in the very least, should not be changed. My robot brain refuses to compromise in times like these.

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With the help of Eastern Kentucky University and members of Rolling Thunder Chapter 5, a nonprofit state chapter of the national organization, many service men and women who are Prisoners of War - Missing in Action (POW/MIA) will be remembered with the unveiling of the 'Chair of Honor.'

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Somerset resident Danelle N. Powell, 33, has been arrested for murder in connection to the disappearance of LeeAnna Brumley, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says more suspects may be charged after the case is presented to the Grand Jury.

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Samaritan’s Purse will be kicking off its Operation Christmas Child next week. Starting on Monday, Nov. 18 and lasting until the following Monday, Nov. 25, the project encourages local churches, and community members to fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to be donated to impoverished children this holiday season.

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Charlie severely injured his back on the job and took to booze -- a welcomed friend and deceptive enemy -- to help him through his pain and suffering. And, while he ultimately recovered from his back injury, for which he received a Workman's Compensation award, Charlie found himself with a drinking problem -- he found himself drinking between drinks. The result? While Charlie may have been the happiest guy on the job, he was also the most inefficient man on the job and was fired.

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The city of Somerset has settled their part in a civil lawsuit, paying $8,000 in exchange for being dismissed "with prejudice" as defendants.

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What began with one anonymous donor wanting to help Pulaski County Detention Center inmates give their children gifts for Christmas has grown into a mission to help families struggling with addiction give their children a great holiday experience.

Artificial intelligence is an area of computer science that promotes the creation and utilization of intelligent machines toward their working order being as effective as a human’s intelligence. There are scores of self-described authorities on AI’s definition, but this description is as useful as any for us today. The premise that such computer scientists work from is that, eventually, they will be able to create machines that can in fact mimic the human thought process. I’m not 100% sold since we don’t fully comprehend, or know, how the human thought process plays out. There’s much that we do know, but a great deal of that is still theoretical. Find me a peer-reviewed scholar who can cogently explain love, or memory loss, or how humor affects thought, and I might be able to buy into the fact that other smarties can make computers do the same.

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GLASGOW — Black Stone Cherry has released “Black to Blues: Volume 2,” a new EP consisting of cover songs from some of the band's favorite blues artists.

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It’s that time of the year again. The time where some of us walk into department stores and ask ourselves “Christmas decorations already, really?”

“A pod has appeared at the top of the screen / They're the hardest to get, if you know what I mean / A miss, then a hit, now he's fading away / I've done all I can, at least for today”— Buckner & Garcia “The Defender”

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GLASGOW – Three local men who contributed significantly to the veteran community were posthumously honored Monday during the annual Veterans Day observance in Glasgow.

Serving his country. That's what George McMakin says Veterans Day means to him. The veteran with almost 24 years of service to his name noted he doesn't like to brag about his army life. However, when recognition is given, McMakin said he feels honor.

Emerson McAfee began serving his country in the U.S. Air Force in early 1960, not long after graduating from high school. After 25 years of active duty, the Springfield, Ohio, native retired in 1984 as a master sergeant and returned to Madison County, his adopted home.

It is 5:35 in the morning. It is too early to be at school, so I’m sitting at my desk at home. As I type away on my keyboard, I notice my Han Solo action figure standing stolid beside the screen. He is similar to the Batman bobble head that keeps vigil at work. I always liked Han Solo, the rebel with a cool car -in his case, the Millennium Falcon.

A few months ago I started looking online for a gratitude journal to purchase. Surprisingly to me, there’s an overwhelming large selection of them. There are gratitude journals to fit everyone’s needs from age, sex, occupation, humor and even how much time you wish to spend writing in them.

JELLICO — This time of year there are hundreds of ways to give to local organizations for the holidays but nothing makes it more fun than a little friendly competition. And that’s just what neighboring Jellico, Tennessee, Mayor Dwight Osborn has challenged Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison to this weekend.

For Peter Schmidt, a retired law enforcement specialist with the Air Force, the highlight of his near two-decade long career is being on a Philippine Air Force base when prisoners of war (POWs) were returned safely.

Last week, and in various other columns I’ve written for you through the years, I focused on how private enterprises’ handling of our precious, private data can cause real problems for us. After 50 years of the internet’s evolution, which has changed how business is conducted in the most fundamental way, the bitterness of computer crime balances the sweetness of profits built on the web’s efficiencies.

At the time of writing this I have no idea who the Governor of my home state will be for the next four years. As you read this the day it’s published or afterwards, you do.

It's often said that the younger generation has not learned enough about life from past times. However, the eighth-grade students at Whitley County Middle school now have knowledge of life skills that predates the Civil War.

Carter Caves State Resort Park manager Chris Perry, and representatives from county Youth Service Centers in each school, pose with food collected during the park's annual Haunted Trail event. Food and cash donations collected over the month of October were donated to each of the county's te…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice recently awarded more than $1.7 million to bolster school security. The monies were distributed, in part, to the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), which includes Rowan County.

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Obituaries

Ms. Margaret Dale Stevens, age 87, of Olive Hill, entered into rest Friday morning, November 15, 2019 at St. Claire Health Care Center in Morehead. She was born May 2, 1932, in Carter County, a daughter of the late William "Rube" and Mary James Stevens. Margaret was a member of the First Bap…