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VOTING STARTS TODAY – What you need to know Subscribers Public

It’s that time! Time to get yourself to the polls and vote for your candidates. Here’s the info YOU need to get it done!

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At the Ark Encounter, the image of a ‘wrathful God’ appeals to millions Subscribers Public

Two scholars examine the Ark Encounter and the God it represents.

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Beshear and the Dems are making a difference for rural Kyians Subscribers Public

“Gov. Beshear and our party are doing even more for rural Kentucky than President Biden and the Dems in Washington are doing for rural America – and that’s a lot,” said Kenny Fogle, the deputy political director of the KDP.

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Madison County library director speaks on SB 167 and book banning Subscribers Public

“Public libraries seek to represent everyone, are agenda free, and should remain apolitical.”

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The dystopian future is now Subscribers Public

Welcome to 2022 Kentucky, where our Repub lege has made it so that abortions are illegal, guns are in the hands of anyone who wants one, publicly funded private schools will be allowed to suck the life out of rural public schools, and public school teachers are a dying breed.

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April 9, 1865 Subscribers Public

Heather Cox Richardson draws a universal truth out of what happened on this day.

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A sailor finally comes home Subscribers Public

Hal Jake Allison left Paducah for the Navy in 1939. He’s coming home Friday for burial in the city’s Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

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Labor steps up to the plate to help communities Subscribers Public

Think “solidarity,” that old union byword, is just an empty phrase these days? Think again.

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Mayfield update – after the tornado, and now Subscribers Public

Here are some pictures showing how far the town has come in its cleanup efforts – and how far it still has to go in rebuilding.

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IBEW journeymen helping restore power in Mayfield because 'the union is all about brotherhood and sisterhood' Subscribers Public

Two IBEW members are volunteering to get electrical service back on in Mayfield. Berry Craig has the story.

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At term's midpoint, Beshear reflects on pandemic work, saying he wishes he had prepared Kentuckians for a longer fight Subscribers Public

As Gov. Andy Beshear passed the mid-point of his four-year term, he spent time with KHN to discuss Kentucky’s health issues, how he‘s handled the pandemic, and what he would do over if he had the chance.

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The Graves County Courthouse after the tornadoes

Masks for Mayfield Subscribers Public

What’s one thing that the tornado survivors need, that hasn’t been talked about? Masks! And Four Rivers Indivisible is stepping up to provide them.

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A true story of Q-maniacs driving a physician out of medicine Subscribers Public

My career of treating patients has ended. After more than three decades as a physician, the Q maniacs have succeeded in driving me out of providing care to patients.

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A small sample of the tornado relief supplies that have poured in from union locals all over the country.

Henderson: 'The outpouring of help is nothing shy of amazing' Subscribers Public

“It's coming from UA International and from Pipe Trades locals all over the country,” said Kyle Henderson. It took him a full minute-and-a-half to run the list.

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The Helen LaFrance mural in the St. James AME Church in Mayfield (photo by Berry Craig)

Church mural survived the tornado, but its fate is uncertain Subscribers Public

Thomas Bright still marvels at Helen LaFrance’s old mural in Mayfield’s St. James AME Church, where he’s a lifelong member. But the retiree and Army veteran fears the artwork is doomed for demolition like his red brick, 1900s-vintage house of worship.

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In the face of the tornado, the Rock of Labor stood strong Subscribers Public

The powerful tornado that ravaged Mayfield left the Graves County courthouse in shambles. But the “Rock of Labor,” a memorial to old United Steelworkers Local 665, still stands on the courthouse lawn.

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