Where do I start with my feelings about these beautiful creatures? As many of you know, I started my journey into being a wildlife rehabilitator because of a skunk I named Pepē (that’s her on the left in the photo), and my papaw Willard Creech who taught me to care for and love all animals.…

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go's were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren.


Oh, goodness...when Dad took me up to that big ole courthouse to try for my driver's license, I was a nervous wreck. This is absolutely true, because the policeman had to show me how to start my car...my mind went blank. I guess I calmed down, knowing that I had better shape up if I wanted t…

When the chance of frost has passed, it’s time to think about transplanting your young plants to the garden. About two weeks before you do that, you should harden (toughen) them off to help them withstand the outside environment. To do so, begin reducing water and fertilizer (but don’t let t…


Saving the historic sites and revitalizing downtown areas across the state is the goal of the Kentucky Main Street Program.


With so much turmoil and discontent throughout the nation, it was only fitting that Laurel County residents come together to pray for their city, state and national leaders on the day set aside as National Day of Prayer last week.


The applause of family members was accented by cheers and more applause by staff members of Somerset Community College who stood in the hallways for the 2021 commencement exercises on Thursday.

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — If her congressional colleagues elevate her to a leadership post in the House GOP conference, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, says she will forgo a gubernatorial run and instead stay focused on helping her party regain control of the House of Representatives in 2022.


ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was indicted Tuesday on murder charges, and a prosecutor filed notice that she’ll also seek hate crime charges and the death penalty.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is joining 43 of his counterparts around the country in a bipartisan effort urging Facebook to stop plans to launch an Instagram for children under 13.


FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear said he will be lifting another COVID-19 restriction, and may soon do more, as the FDA approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 to 15 years of age on Monday night.


LONDON - As part of statewide tour through Central and Eastern Kentucky, Senator Rand Paul made two stops in the Tri-County Thursday. Paul first visited the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics in Lexington Thursday morning, before stopping at the Corbin Center for…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is so determined to stop a sweeping elections overhaul pushed by congressional Democrats that he will personally argue against it, armed with a stack of amendments at a Senate hearing this week as Democrats advance the bill toward a vote.

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont's reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of Stowe.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Most of the major indicators tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky saw drops on Sunday.

A London student was recently awarded a scholarship through the Educational Foundation of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

PRINCETON — The past year has posed many challenges and unique situations for Kentucky wheat producers.  To address these challenges, University of Kentucky scientists will host an interactive meeting focused on wheat over Zoom. The event will occur from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. CT May 11.

CORBIN — This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is that there are to…

SOMERSET — Somerset Community College (SCC) is offering free summer classes for first time students or students who have not been to college in over five years. This will include an offering of academic in-person, hybrid, and online classes. Classes offered in four, six, eight and twelve wee…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky State Police are teaming up with their counterparts throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, on a three-day inspection blitz to ensure commercial motor vehicles and drivers are complying with regulations.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Monday joined the Lexington Police Department in announcing the safe return of a 17-year-old girl who had been missing from her home in the Lexington area for about 10 months.

SOMERSET, Ky. - Though it was actually the monthly Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at The Center for Rural Development, one might be excused for feeling like they were in the congregation of a charismatic church on Tuesday during Sen. Rand Paul's address.

I had hoped to write a column on Lot Pitman who was the first Laurel County Court Clerk. However, I have had some issues with carpal tunnel and was unable to complete the research. I am sharing what I have and I hope to finish it next week.

Several trial dates were set and several set on new dates during last week's circuit court sessions.

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