WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect on Tuesday, saying the Electoral College “has spoken.”
It goes without saying this year's Thanksgiving holiday was unlike any other. Families and households were forced to make tough decisions in response to the growing concerns of the pandemic and restrictions imposed by the governor's administration.
On Wednesday November 18, Governor Beshear issued more arbitrary edicts on restaurants, schools and gatherings in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
This Thanksgiving, some things will be different for just about everyone. Kentuckians will sit down for dinner with fewer family members and friends than they’re used to seeing. Remembrances of lost or absent loved ones may complicate the holiday’s traditional counting of blessings.
The highest court in the commonwealth has determined Governor Andy Beshear can use the executive power of his office in pretty much any way he wishes in an effort to handle the COVID-19 crisis.
If you've logged into Facebook at any time in the past couple of months, then you've undoubtedly been confronted with a prompt at the top of the page asking if you are registered to vote.
Within a relatively short amount of time, this country has lost three iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement, the most prominent being Rep. John Lewis from Georgia, who was one of the original "freedom fighters."
One has to search way back in the archives of our nation to find a period of time to compare with the sheer amount of "stuff" going on in our country right now!
America's Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
A few neighborhood parents announced it was dark enough to start setting off the fireworks. Children quickly came running up to get their sparklers and see what other fireworks were going to be set off. The teenagers had already started throwing poppers, launching bottle rockets and lighting…
If we thought that harvesting, selling and preserving nearly 2 acres of strawberries was some sort of practical joke related to the start of "school vacation," imagine how we felt about taking a break from picking berries to spend the afternoon hoeing vegetables until dark.
Luigi was an extremely careful motorist who never let the car in front of him get too close. He was such a careful driver, in fact, that he took more time than the average dude to carefully consider all traffic and road signs. As a result, in the 20 years he had been driving an automobile, L…
A raging coronavirus pandemic and a renewed call for equal justice under the law for all Americans has the full attention of this nation, indeed the world. But amidst all this troubling chaos is a Kentucky practice or tradition worthy of note. This past week, my family and I were in Berea fo…
This year, Camp Joy is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Camp Wekandu, a camp which brings together kids who share the similarity of having juvenile arthritis. However, for 2020, it is being done virtually because of COVID-19.
Almost 60 years ago to the year, I was one of a handful of African American students and student-athletes who enrolled to study at Eastern Kentucky State College. We were part of an educational "experiment" initiated by President Robert R. Martin, a visionary, a forward-thinking educator who…
Black Lives Matter protests and rallies, as well as candle vigils, have swept the nation calling for more action against corrupt officials — especially police officers — following the deaths of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Lots of people were upset when it was announced there would be no traditional in-person graduations during May for Madison County's four high schools -- Madison Southern, Madison Central, Berea Community and Model Laboratory.
My name is Emily Patrick, I’m 22 years old and a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. I’ll be interning here at the Register for 10 weeks as part of the Kentucky Press Association internship program.
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For those of you who want to save paper and who don't want to spend many hours reading every sentence of several dozen publications, several readers have asked me to list the top three or four seed catalouges I absolutely can't live without.
A friend in Letcher County recently sent me several Facebook photos of a sugar maple syrup and sugar operation that is in full swing at Southdown Farms in Ermine, just outside Whitesburg.
Having had many opportunities -- for which I'm grateful -- to share my thoughts, opinions, and views on many of the events and issues of our time, this offering is perhaps the most unusual.
The problem, at least for me, with having a garden worked up well enough that the soil is easily tillable is trying not to plant every square inch of it as well as tilling up another foot or so at both sides and the far end.
The dramatic beginning to this year's General Assembly involved more than the promised passage of legislation limiting the length and reach of Kentucky governors' future executive orders during pandemic-type emergencies.
I just received an e-mail from my grandson, Marc Jones, and in it he had a post that his wife, Amanda, had on Facebook. It is about their son, Russell, who is 7-years old and my great-grandchild.
In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last book published before his untimely death, "Where Do We Go from Here?: Chaos or Community?," the civil rights activist lamented the beloved community he sought to build seemed further away than ever.
I swear that I was not intentionally dropping hints for somebody to bring me a mess of fish when I wrote a couple of weeks ago about wishing I could catch some and how good I figured they would taste.
After a year of unprecedented challenges for small businesses owners and their employees, I have good news to begin the new year: economic relief is on the way.
In one sense, Rep. Ed Massey's bill to create a new tier within the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) represents a substantial change in Kentucky's pension system-- but only for new teachers.
The jury is still out as to whether or not it did any good, but I just completed five-consecutive days of radiation treatments and have a diploma to prove it.
While Gov. Andy Beshear's response to COVID-19 has resulted in significant economic harm to many Kentuckians -- especially hundreds of thousands of workers unable to get critically needed unemployment dollars after being thrown out of work -- the governor's budget proposal does seek to addre…
As it relates to the protest turned ugly in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021, there will undoubtedly be billions of printed words by way of statements, essays, columns such as this, dissecting, probing, analyzing, theorizing about the infamous event.
When Amber, my server at a central Kentucky restaurant where I stopped to work and get some breakfast recently, saw my computer open to the petition on change.org labeled in big, bold letters: “The Impeachment of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear,” she immediately asked: “Are they going to impe…
I'm not sure who has, or doesn't have, access to cable TV service in our neck of the woods, but I do know, for sure, that Charlie Brown Road is not among the more gifted.
- Woman charged with abuse of a minor after child found with chemical burns
- Woman charged after allegedly giving victim drugs which caused an overdose
- Police officer fired for giving information to protesters
- Rodney Elam to have trial date set in April
- Woman who gave birth alone in cell secures $200k settlement
- Power outages, bad road conditions continue in Madison County
- Part of parking garage collapses in downtown Lexington
- Be Prepared: Boy Scout Troop 2014 camps out in single digit weather
- Richmond gym raises money for fallen officer
- 1 dies, 2 others hospitalized of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by running generator in garage