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WHITLEY COUNTY — After five years as head coach of the Whitley County High School football program, Jason Chappell resigned Monday after leading the Colonels to a 29-28 record and one district championship. Whitley County posted a 3-8 record this season, and fell in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs to Pulaski County, 61-0.

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The higher the expectations, the stronger the disappointment will be, and for the Big Big Blue Nation it was a week filled with major disappointment.

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For those of you not aware of it, there has been a low-keyed push for the legalization of hemp and/or at least medical marijuana use/production here in Kentucky. These actions have resulted in multiple research projects for hemp which have gained interest across the state.

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Although many hoped what was called The Great War would be the war to end all wars, the First World War planted the seeds of another, even greater war a little more than 20 years after the 1918 armistice.

GLASGOW — Veterans of all ages were recognized last weekend during two events, both organized by the Barren County Veterans Association.

The Cats lost to Georgia on Saturday and their hopes of winning the SEC East were gone, but the strangest thing happened on Sunday morning — the sun came up and life went on.

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Editor's Note: Each week I will write a recap of the new episode of "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" with a focus on what happens with Williamsburg's Nick Wilson who was one of the 20 castaways who had the chance to be on the 37th season of the reality show.

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Rufus stayed out later than he anticipated one night and decided to take a short cut home across Mr. Feeney's property. As fate would have it, however, Mr. Feeney's dogs were light sleepers and detected Rufus' presence. They began barking, which awakened Mr. Feeney, who sent his snarling dogs out after the intruder. Flapping his arms like a bird, Rufus went flying off the side of a cliff -- to elude the dogs -- since he had no other direction in which he could run.Making a one-point landing -- on his head -- Rufus sued Mr. Feeney for his injuries.

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The case against a Tennessee man accused of murdering a Eubank woman is headed to the grand jury.

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A Franklin County woman is in jail after allegedly leading local law enforcement on a car chase around Ky. 1247, University Drive and U.S. 27., during the morning school rush.

As I draft this week’s column I’m confounded. On one hand, I’ve tired from the midterm election, its incessant, distasteful ads, and the truism that Democracy has been infiltrated by foreign influences and scarily effective marketing campaigns. Yet, because of the logistics of the column writing process, from my noggin to ink onto newspaper, I’m also writing with eagerness, not knowing how the elections will turn out—i.e., today’s Wednesday but I’m creating this piece before results are in.

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The votes have been counted, the winners announced, and the election of 2018 is behind us.

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After 16 years serving on the Richmond City Commission, Robert Blythe was named Richmond's mayor elect. Voters made the decision by a margin of 661 votes with Blythe having 4,661 to challenger Jim Newby's 4,000.

“No, I'll stand my ground / Won't be turned around / And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down / Gonna stand my ground / And I won't back down” —“I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty

Anybody that would place a bet on tonight's Kentucky vs. Duke game is seriously just rolling the dice. There is no way to tell who should come out on top. Not only is it the first real game of the season, but both teams will rely on several freshman.

An altercation at a Madison County gas station turned deadly when an altercation ended in gunfire.

Back in 1985, I watched as Rex Chapman and his Owensboro Apollo High teammates defeated the Somerset Briar Jumpers in the Sweet 16.

CORBIN — “When I look at this room tonight, this is the kingdom of God at work,” Austin Carty said. “People are coming together because they want to make sure that we’re seeing Christ in the least of these, our brothers and sister in our community.”

LONDON — Filling the empty storefronts in downtown London is a step closer with the announcement of a brewery locating in the former Bob's Ready-to-Wear building.

For several years now, I've been writing about and speaking to the demographic shift taking place in Kentucky, and the dangers inherent in the consequences of public inaction. The rapid growth in our aging population (20 percent of Kentucky's population is now 60 or older) and those living longer (85-plus is the fastest growing age group) should give those in elective office reason for pause. Yet an outcry to take action, and leadership to sound the alarm is sorely lacking. In fact, the silence is deafening. There are many reasons for the apathy.

A Tennessee man was arrested by the Somerset Police Department Thursday afternoon and charged with the murder of a Eubank woman.

BOWLING GREEN — Even though Western Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team was chosen by Conference USA coaches to win the league in the annual preseason poll, Hilltopper coach Rick Stansbury said he hasn’t talked about this fact with his players.

GLASGOW – The race for Kentucky's second congressional district features a seasoned incumbent vying against a political newcomer, both of whom believe they are the best choice to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Moe's future looked about as bright as the inside of a closed coffin. A grand jury had summoned him to testify against his erstwhile buddy Rocky and, if he testified, he was certain that his pal Rocky would end up "up the river" and he'd end up under it -- with a slab of cement encased around his feet to make sure that he would stay there.

While many families were getting ready to gather together for a Thanksgiving feast last year, Tina Barrett was saying her prayers and preparing herself for a biopsy. While many families were preparing for the Christmas holidays last December, Barrett was heading into surgery for a double mastectomy.

I enjoyed seeing Bob Dylan in concert Sunday with my mother in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Please take the time to vote next Tuesday. Today, I close the series of three columns I’ve dedicated to learning and informing about election meddling. Frankly, I cannot recall whether I voted in the first election I was able to after turning 18. Possibly, I did not. I also don’t recall there being too much chatter about election interference back then. It’s not new though, as I briefly covered in the first part of this series a couple weeks back.

“People worry / What are they worrying about today? / Seems like there's a good reason / To worry, worry, worry” —“Confessions” by Violent Femmes

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