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After ‘weird’ three weeks, Mack returns to an improved team

December 1, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – After what he at various times Monday and Tuesday termed a weird, strange and surreal three weeks away from his Louisville basketball team, head coach Chris Mack is returning from his six-game suspension at an ideal time. Mack officially resumed his duties with a staff meeting Sunday evening, the day after the…

FEATURED Stoops anxious to continue building program after agreeing to contract extension

December 1, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Mark Stoops is staying put. The Kentucky football coach agreed in principle to a contract extension that will keep him on the Wildcat sidelines through June 2028, the school announced Tuesday. Three days ago UK ended the regular season with a 9-3 record and finished second in the SEC East for…


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Economists: Kentucky farm sector may reap record receipts

December 3, 2021

Having endured bumpy seasons of global trade fights and slumping commodity prices, Kentucky agriculture appears poised to reap record-setting cash receipts this year — fueled by strong crop yields and surging grain exports, agricultural economists said Thursday. Kentucky’s world-renowned horse industry had a strong performance, while livestock producers benefited from high global demand for meats,…

Ky. Board of Education sets restrictions on corporal punishment

December 3, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Board of Education has adopted a new administrative regulation that would place more restrictions on the use of corporal punishment in state schools but stopped short of making it an outright ban. Legislation passed by the 1982 General Assembly permits the use of corporal punishment by teachers for the…

Omicron variant hasn’t made way to Kentucky

December 3, 2021

RANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – While some areas in the United States are now seeing cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19, none have been confirmed yet in Kentucky, according to both Gov. Andy Beshear and State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack. During a Thursday afternoon press conference at the Capitol, Stack said there have…

Unemployment insurance system needs reform, says task force

December 1, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The General Assembly’s Unemployment Insurance Reform Task Force held what is expected to be its final meeting on Tuesday and approved a document outlining its recommendations for possible action during the 2022 session. The panel was formed due to legislation passed in the wake of a number of issues involving unemployment…

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The Way It Was

50 years Nov.11, 1971

Winners in the Monroe County 4-H Variety Show were Karen Harlin, speciality act, singing “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and Audrey Tayse, who was runner-up, twirling her baton to the music, Yo-Yo”.  Both are members of the Gamaliel 4-H Club which won first place in the club competition for the third year in…

50 years ago Nov. 25, 1971

Hagan and Stone Pallet Mill, located on Celina Road, was completely destroyed by fire, on Nov. 23.  Origin of the first is unknown. The fire was reported to Gene Hagan, co-owner of the mill, by Kenneth Stephens about 6:20 p.m. and by the time Hagan arrived at the scene, the structure was fully engulfed.  By…

50 years ago nov 18, 1971

Sammy Graves signed a four-year athletic grant-in-aid from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.  While in high school, the six-foot, three-inch, 200-pound football player had played offensive center until his senior year, when Coach Frank Petett moved him to offensive tackle. He will be joining another  Bear alumni, Elois Grooms, who signed with Tech last year.…

50 years ago Nov. 7, 1971

In the Governor’s race, Tom Emberton, the Republican candidate,  won the Monroe County vote, but Wendall Ford, the Democrat candidate won the statewide race.   Serving as Gamaliel FHA officers were: Janet Holland, president; Debbie Bean, songleader; Vicky Pitcock, historian; Joyce Jones, parliamentarian; Linda Cropper, treasurer, and Dixie Strode, chapter advisor. JHC PTA officers for this…

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