A look at what readers have been talking about and commenting on The Register's Facebook page.

When we published a story recently about Rand Paul testing positive for COVID-19, commenters had a lot to say. Here are some of your comments:

Sheila Raftery: Stupidity at its finest! He also put his political pals in danger!

Elaine Baker Steinbach: Praying for Senator Paul and his loved ones as well as those who have shown a lack of compassion. Keeping all those who are sick and their family and friends in my prayers. I feel we need to encourage each other at this time and lose the negativity.

Nick Calmes: Any person laughing about this because of who he is can go to hell.

Chris Hensley: After he took his test, he went to the gym and out to dinner and was around people not knowing the results of his test. He's a physician and he's endangering people's lives. This is why people shouldn't vote republican!

Jeanne Carr: Why should he be tested having no symptoms! Oh I forget...connected persons are in the front of the line!! Like 45 said..that's life!! Oh yeah..I almost forgot....thoughts and prayers.

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Commenters also had much to say on a story about longtime reporter Ronnie Ellis passing away:

Michele Watson Douglas: I always read his commentary/articles. He wrote so superbly with such insight. I was sorry to hear of his retirement but doubly so to hear of his passing.

Brian Smith: Honored to have shared pages with him in my time at the Register. Ronnie was a fantastic reporter and we could use more people like him in the business.

Public comments can be made on The Register's Facebook page. Also, readers can submit letters to the editor via email at editor@richmondregister.com; via mail to 380 Big Hill Ave., Richmond, KY 40475; or via online form at richmondregister.com/ opinion/. However, letters cannot be more than 300 words and must provide essential information (Full name, street address and phone for verification).

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