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, 299 new cases of coronavirus

    Kentucky reported 299 new cases of the coronavirus Friday, one of the highest daily numbers yet, and four additional deaths, raising the state’s pandemic death toll to 585.

Perhaps more worryingly, covid-19 hospitalizations in Kentucky rose to 455, and the number of those in intensive care rose to 99. Gov. Andy Beshear has said…

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Cost to move Davis statue from Kentucky Capital, $225,000

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Moving a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky Capitol to Davis’ birthplace in western Kentucky is costing the state $225,000.

The state Finance and Administration Cabinet recorded the no-bid contract with America Industrial Contractors on June 12, the day the Historic Properties Advisory Commission voted 11-1 to remove the…

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Fireworks Displays in Hancock County

The brilliant lights and booming sounds were part of the July 4th Fireworks display at the Windward Heights County Club Saturday.  Golfers played a scramble and then had a barbeque feast of roasted pork. Other fireworks in Hancock County were displayed over the City of Lewisport.

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A common misunderstanding about the legislative process

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Dean Schamore FRANKFORT – A common misunderstanding about the legislative process is that all new laws take effect when the governor signs them. While that assumption is understandable, the truth is that most laws are not official until 90 days after the General Assembly adjourns. …

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State reduces mowing of highways

By Dave Taylor Drivers who might have noticed a shaggy look to Highway 60 lately were right: the state did in fact reduce the area it mowed. “The first round that we did was sort of a reduced effort,” said Keirsten Jaggers, spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Transportation. This season will have three mowing…

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Hancock County District Court, Arraignment Docket

Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate court The estate of John Francis Pritchard, settlement, order signed accepting settlement. The estate of Danny Ray Garrison, inventory scheduled; the defendant’s case continued to 7-29-20. The estate of Sheila Gaye Dixon, settlement scheduled; the court sent a notice to the administrator to file final settlement…

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Pool open at Windward Heights Country Club

By Ralph Dickerson The pool at Windward Heights Country Club opened Memorial Day weekend, and family pool only memberships are available for $200 per year. A shelter exists by the pool, which makes the venue a great place to hold family gatherings, pool parties, birthday parties and other celebratory events. Each year local swimming instructor…

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Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Dean Schamore FRANKFORT – Independence Day may not be the oldest holiday originating in our country – Thanksgiving holds that title – but no other day defines the United States better than the Fourth of July.  It was on that day, 244 years ago this…

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Kids learning hard work, at own farmers’ market

By Dave Taylor The Simpson cousins are putting in the kind of hard work reserved for strapping young men, but if you combine the ages of all five they’re still just 32. Brothers Nick and R.J. Simpson and their wives Megan and Sue, respectively, have been teaching their young children to raise gardens, and this…

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Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The Honorable JB Hines presiding. Probate court The estate of Lonnie Ray Schwindel, settlement, approved. The estate of Angela M. Hall, probate hearing. The decedent’s case continued to 7-8-20 at 9 a.m. Arthur Bolen Jr. settlement. Failure to file required report signed, review…

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