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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A large spike in new cases of the coronavirus and the state’s youngest victim to die from it were among the topics discussed by Gov. Andy Beshear during his daily press briefing on Wednesday.

Future development is in the wings in Shiloh's Landing, as county tourism commissioners voted last week to sell nearly seven acres of property located behind their office on Faith Assembly Church Road.

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Secretary of State Michael Adams and Laurel County Clerk Tony Brown held a virtual meeting with the London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce to discuss the four ways people can vote in the upcoming primary. The primary election will be on June 23, moved back from May 19 in response to the CO…

According to articles in the newspaper, the county schools began classes on Monday, July 29 and were scheduled to close Saturday, January 4, 1919. School was supposed to last 6 months but that would only have been 5 ½ months or 22 weeks. This was before the pandemic began. On October 10 the …


President Donald Trump's threat to use military force nationwide if governors fail to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to quash protesters is based on the Insurrection Act of 1807.

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LONDON - Rep. Robert Goforth was arraigned Monday in Laurel County District Court where he pleaded not guilty on charges of first-degree strangulation, fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.


Taylor Allen, a local teen and daughter of Lindsay and Dusty Allen, won several awards from the International Model and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in Los Angeles, California earlier this year. It is one of two competitions the agency puts on every year, with the other taking place…

As summer approaches, it is important not only to take precautions against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, but also to recommit to taking care of already sun-damaged skin. Make sure you know the signs of skin cancer.


London Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating missing 15-year-old Madison Paige Engle. She was last seen in the area of Betty Jane Apartments on South US 25 in London, wearing black sweat pants, a white t-shirt and white Nike shoes. Anyone with information is ask…

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As London's Vendors Mall opened its doors for the first time since March, shopping carts across the aisles were being stuffed with merchandise. These weren't customers buying up items they've been waiting months for, however — these were vendors, taking their inventory and moving out.

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Two Laurel County residents have already endured many epidemics and hardships, but even they are surprised at the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the world.

The East Bernstadt Board of Education reconvened via video conference Thursday, May 14 for a regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Vicki Jones thanked the school staff for the success of the recent non-traditional instruction (NTI) days, which saw students working from home to avoid COVID-19.

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The 2020 Kentucky Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 23. Laurel County will have two polling locations: the North and South Laurel High School gymnasiums. To further prevent COVID-19 spread, the state will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for poll workers.


Keeping the most vulnerable residents — and those who care for them — safe is vital to the containment of the COVID-19 virus. That dedication was demonstrated by a donation of N95 masks to Laurel Senior Living, which were secured by Kentucky Sen. Albert Robinson and Kentucky Senate Leader Ro…


FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Consensus Forecasting Group has painted a bleak outlook for state revenue during the remainder of the 2020 Fiscal Year that ends June 30, but not quite as bad as predicted earlier this spring.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the nove…

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The re-opening of the American economy over the past week has brought an entirely new world.

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John Henry Robinson, 76, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was the father of Rhonda Robinson. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial at Dunn Cemetery. Visitation 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour Thursday.

Jack Miller, 68, of London, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at The Heritage in Corbin. He is survived by his siblings, Kathy Miller and Patricia Eubank. There were no services.

Donna M. Hernon, age 62, of London, Kentucky passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky. She leaves behind her sister, Deborah M. Hernon of Cape May, NJ; her best friend, Jan Simmons of London, KY, plus a host of other friends and family to mourn her passing.…