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"To tell the Truth," a popular TV game show from the annals of history, featured a panel of celebrity judges who would try to correctly identify contestants with unusual jobs or life experiences.

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Ms. Jackie Dedmon, age 87, of Benton, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at her home. She was a a very successful business woman who owned the KY Dam Bait Farm. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, and was a KY Colonel and KY Admiral.

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Democratic gubernatorial challenger Andy Beshear is hoping to win the office by, among other ways, rolling the dice in support of expanded gaming -- including legalizing casinos and sports wagering. With the issue likely to come up during next year's General Assembly session, many believe th…

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I spent time recently at the Capitol Building as Interim Joint Committees met to hear from agencies and members of the public about state programs. I have mentioned before how valuable these meetings can be as we prepare for the 2020 Regular Session. These committees spend time closely exami…

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The Ark Encounter celebrated its first anniversary this month but instead of fanfare and praise, some news media and protestors poured rain on its parade. The Biblical theme park, which consists of a life-size replica of Noah's Ark based in Northern Kentucky, faced 75 protesters and criticis…

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Given the holiday crunch and packing up the Norwood-mobile for a family outing, this week's column is diluted down to a few rambling rants and raves.

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In this modern world in which we live, the access of information is becoming an addiction. For many people, technology is emotionally stimulating entertainment and as it continues to advance we wonder if the intent is to influence us within this evolution of pleasure enhancement. It's amazin…

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On Sunday -- Fathers Day -- the pastor at my church presented a list of the top 10 things his father used to say. It was a pretty tried and true list of expressions that most parents have found themselves saying at least once over the years.

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Terrible things happen when too many people are crammed into too small a space, a common practice in Kentucky's local jails, which are packed far beyond their capacity with state inmates who should be serving their felony sentences in a prison.

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Semple Elementary first-grade teacher Christina Carter read a story to her class about a child who faced stressful events every day, making it hard to focus at school. After the story, she gave her students a prompt - if Ms. Carter only knew. Some of the responses were eye-opening.

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Adolescent and teen use of e-cigarettes or vaping products has doubled or nearly doubled in Kentucky in the last two years, according to the 2018 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Survey. About one in four 10th and 12th graders and one in seven 8th graders in the Commonwealth vaped in 2018.…

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The health of our communities is the cornerstone for each of us achieving the American Dream. But for too long, our health has been in the hands of insurance and pharmaceutical companies that profit on our suffering. The result? We will collectively pay $50 trillion dollars for our current h…

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Two hundred forty-two years ago America's colonial leaders declared their independence from a tyrant who trampled their rights and usurped their self-rule. They outlined 27 specific violations citing a "long train of abuses" reaching back a decade to the Stamp Act and decided the relationshi…

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I voted today at my assigned polling site, the Legion Bld in Kuttawa. As I was signing in, the poll worker, a gentleman, asked me, "Are you a Democrat or Republican?" I answered, "well, I am a registered Democrat." He then handed me my ballot. The lady behind me was asked the same question a…

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The FCC has a program called, "Connect America Fund." The program is designed to expand access to voice and broadband services to those areas that it is unavailable, or under served.