FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 1, 2020) – In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has changed the way that we live our lives in the Commonwealth and throughout our country. Days spent at school and work have been replaced with online classroom sessions and conference calls. Homes hav…
When 2020 began just three months ago, many of us hoped it would be a year of clarity - a year of new vision. The Big Blue Nation, of course, was counting on another year when the Cats would but cutting down the nets after winning a ninth national title. Yet here we are, less than 100 days i…
Legislation that could turn swaths of rural Kentucky into news deserts by stripping weekly and other small papers of their revenue from public notice advertising has rightly jolted the newspaper industry.
Pep bands, popcorn, cheerleaders, emotional fans and a collection of media members help comprise the scene at Morehead State’s Ellis T. Johnson Arena this week.
I overheard a conversation during which one man — presumably a Republican and Trump fan — told a Trump critic: “You and your liberal friends are just mad because you lost the election and you don’t like Trump’s policies.”
I don’t know if you watched last Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee as it began its portion of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s behavior and alleged abuse of power. From polling I’ve seen, most people have already made up their minds. That’s a shame because the debate…
It’s both encouraging and reassuring to see Greenup County and Lawrence County fairs receive help through grants. The grants, which come from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, supply a boost to and pump some optimism into county fairs, in general.
By all accounts it was a bad week for President Donald J. Trump as some of his own appointees seemed to confirm a “quid pro quo” proffer to the newly elected president of the Ukraine. If President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wanted a White House meeting and the release of some American missiles, he …
There’s something spooky about writing a Halloween column about our state and national political goblins, some of whom will be on Tuesday’s ballot. And if you are frightened by what you see in Frankfort, you are likely scared out of your wits watching what’s going on in Washington.
The items that Carter Countians most request from members of our fiscal court are improvements to our roads, increased law enforcement and public safety.
Kentucky, as everyone knows, is a mecca when it comes to producing country music superstars. Kentucky is a national treasure when it comes to country music. Watching the recent Ken Burns documentary on PBS about country music only reaffirms this. Episode after episode an artist from Kentucky…
Reporter Jeremy D. Wells penned an interesting story last week on the need for Carter County to get caught up on flood control maintenance in the creek bed of Little Sinking Creek.
There was some interesting news this past week from the Kentucky Chamber regarding the ongoing reduction of costs employers are facing when it comes to worker compensation.
We state the obvious today in noting those who vandalized construction equipment at the Carter County Sports Park Complex are quite pitiful. We also state the obvious in noting they should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if the perpetrators in question can be identified.
One of the many bad aspects in the “Green New Deal” is that all of this arrives on the political scene at a time when the price of producing energy from fossil fuels is lower than at any time before in human history.
The longest economic recovery on record and a state unemployment rate of 4.3% sounds like a strong foundation for Kentuckians’ prosperity. But a close look at the numbers this Labor Day shows an economy where many Kentucky communities still lack jobs, especially quality jobs families need to…
The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as someone who studies energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything.
In mid-July 2019, Oakland, California, became the third U.S. city to ban municipal departments from using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Congress began hearings on whether and how to regulate it on a national level. In a surprising moment of bipartisan consensus, the only thing la…
As director of the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies, I regularly talk to people about how they can use data to help their communities thrive.
A recent report by the The Washington Post — and localized by our sister paper The Daily Independent in Ashland — detailed the flow of pain pills through the Tri-State region from 2006 to 2012.
Wandering through the grocery store, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the numerous brands and health claims on the dozens of sugar substitutes. It can be particularly confusing for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes who must keep their blood sugar in check and control their weight.
Journal-Times reporter Jeremy Wells documented in last week's edition the work being done in Olive Hill to repair/replace water lines and address water loss in Olive Hill.
We usually don't use our editorial space to write about matters from the criminal justice beat but we feel the need to today in addressing two recent incidents in Carter County that warrant attention. The first event was a very serious apartment fire and the second was the filing of a murder…
This is a big week for Carter County and the region with the start of Rudy Fest. The festival runs from Wednesday through Saturday in a show organized by Carter County residents.
Recently, the NFL conducted its annual draft. If you’ve ever watched it, you know there’s much fanfare and excitement surrounding the announcement of who’s chosen for which team. The room goes quiet and all eyes are on the commissioner as he reads the name of the next person selected for a h…
There were some excellent developments reported out of Rowan County this past week. They are important not just to Rowan County taxpayers, but to Carter County residents and, for that matter, all residents of Eastern Kentucky.
A very nice story appeared in last week's paper that chronicled the pleasant surprise JoAnn and Gary Back recently discovered in the attic of the old Garvin Diner in the Globe community.
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