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Did you know it is against the law to work on Sundays? KRS 436.160, Kentucky’s Blue Law, not enforced for more than half a century, is still in effect. The Legislative Research Commission this week confirmed the law is still on the books.

With "Game of Thrones" fever going on and the final episode of one of television's most popular offerings ever just around the corner, seemingly everyone and their brother is writing about HBO's swords-and-dragons fantasy series. Our editor Jeff Neal, a big-time "GoT" fan did so earlier this…

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These days, people talk a lot about representation in the media. For many, that was the draw of the last superhero blockbuster, Captain Marvel -- seeing a woman headline her own movie within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Of course, Wonder Woman from DC fit that bill too, but within th…

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This past week the Somerset Independent School Board awarded the bid to Branscum Construction for installing artificial turf on the William Clark Football football field. It will be the first football field in the local area to replace out their old gridiron grass surface with the more moder…

Horses at Churchill Downs: Most people wouldn't be surprised by that statement, but for a local business owner, knowing that her plushie toy horses have made it to the gift shop of the historic race track was exciting news.

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It isn't often that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell splits with conservatives from Kentucky.

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Cumberland Studio was an icon, a landmark, a part of our treasured history. Its proprietor Jim Slaughter; he, with camera and flashbulb, created a picture album of Somerset in the Good 'Ol Days.

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Generally, I don't like when government does anything. Unless it's undoing laws or regulations that are already on the booksw -- they can do that as much as they want. But actually doing stuff? That usually only leads to more harm than good.

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By the time I became a full-fledged Cincinnati Reds fan -- armed with pennants that hung in my room and a ever-growing collection of bubble gum cards -- Frank Robinson was a Baltimore Oriole.

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Some of the stiffest criticism you hear about school administrators comes during the winter months when tough decisions have to be made about cancelling classes due to inclement weather.

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If you are familiar with the Commonwealth Journal Facebook page, then you're probably aware of the type of response the first installment of our bullying series generated.

Governor Bevin responded to the Kentucky Supreme Court's recent unanimous opinion on the 2018 pension reform bill by accusing all seven Justices of being politically-motivated "activist judges" who defied the Rule of Law in an "unprecedented power grab." He said the Court's opinion was "scre…

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