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When I first read the story about the University of Kentucky cheerleading coaching staff being fired as the result of a probe into alleged hazing and public nudity on the beautiful waters of our own Lake Cumberland, I thought of writing something about it through the prism of human sexuality.

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At the city’s Light Up 2020 event New Year’s Eve, The Mole Hole on Fountain Square was bursting at the seams, stacked with people in line to buy signature drinks. Tammy made the bold decision to add a bar to her store upon moving downtown, and that night as she quickly shifted from one custo…

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I  just received a text from a friend who was concerned about a group of young people congregated to play basketball in her neighborhood.

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Editor’s Note: Madalyn Dudley is the 17-year-old daughter of Tim and Christine Dudley. Christine is the second Pulaski countian to test positive for the COVID-19 virus. Madalyn has graciously shared her thoughts on her family dealing with her mother’s illness and diagnosis over the last few …

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These are trying times. There's no point in denying it. Folks are (temporarily) losing their jobs, parents are trying to become teachers, and we are trying to balance “I'm not scared” with “Other people are buying out everything we need to survive, so I might as well, too.”

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It probably feels as if coronavirus – or as it is officially known, COVID-19 – is all anyone is talking about these days. As COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses like the seasonal flu continue to spread across the U.S., you also may feel a certain level of concern over how this disease c…

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Editor's Note: Dr. Michael S. Saag is professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is world-renowned for his work on the HIV virus. This is a letter Dr. Saag wrote to the citizens of Alabama, but it could just as easily apply to Kentuckians. Dr…

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.

The Commonwealth Journal editorial board talked about it and decided it would suit us best if the state would leave the time alone. Maybe not everybody, but us.

My favorite interaction with our own Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers came in 2008, when I was at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, getting ready to board a flight to Las Vegas for vacation. I ran into Rogers there in the lobby, just outside the security checkpoint. We chatted a bit, and he as…


So you want term limits? Don't waste your breath. With the goodies our representatives in Frankfort and Washington are getting ain't no way they are going to vote themselves out of a job. That would be sort of dumb, now wouldn't it?


We began the week by remembering our founding fathers and the noble leaders who helped shape our great nation. On Presidents’ Day, we salute all U.S. presidents, past and present, especially Kentucky’s son, Abraham Lincoln. 


As former Gov. Matt Bevin closed out his term, he snubbed his nose at Kentucky crime victims by issuing hundreds of pardons -- many of them to people who were incarcerated for serious crimes, including child rape.

This Week's Circulars


Darlene Carrender age 70, of Bronston, Kentucky, wife of Thurman Carrender passed from this life Friday, May 22, 2020 at her home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 202…