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It may come as a shock to some, but beneath this hard exterior and this mountain man inspired look I have going on, is a big softy.

For high schoolers, many deadlines for applying to colleges are quickly approaching.

CAVE CITY — The Barren County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner on Saturday night at the Cave City Convention Center was U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell's first public appearance since President Donald J. Trump's impeachment trial.

WOODBINE - Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan and local officials are searching for a Woodbine man that left his residence Thursday night to go to work on KY 92 East in Whitley County, but he never arrived at that location.

The defendants in a federal suit accusing staff of the Pulaski County Detention Center of causing or failing to prevent injury to an inmate in their custody have filed a motion for summary judgement, seeking to have a judge dismiss the case against them.

Ken Simmons, recently hired CEO of South Kentucky RECC, was officially introduced to the community Tuesday during the February membership meeting of Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.

He outwitted, outplayed and outlasted becoming the Sole Survivor in the 37th season of "Survivor". Now Williamsburg's Nick Wilson is taking on the challenge again in season 40, but with some new twists to make the 20th anniversary edition of the popular reality TV series one that stands apart from the rest.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. In honor of this, The Times-Tribune will highlight women throughout the year who are movers and shakers, inspirers and game changers in the Tri-County in a series called "Year of the Woman". This is the first story in this series.

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are looking for ways to help lower the mortality rate amongst cattle for health related deaths, and they believe the answer could be with use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones.

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and against local law enforcement, stating that federal law overrules state law when it comes to railroad commerce. As such, the state laws used to fine rail companies that block roadways for more than five minutes are unenforceable.

MOREHEAD AppHarvest announced today it has closed an $11 million corporate funding round, as it expands operations to support indoor farms across Central Appalachia. The company’s first project — a 2.76-million-square-foot facility in Morehead — is under construction and will begin operations later this year.

During the day, James Noble works for the Blue Grass Army Depot within the morale, welfare, and recreation program. But at night, he works a very different job, he is the host for Big Time Trivia.

GLASGOW — The Kentucky State Senate approved a piece of legislation earlier this week that will require school resource officers to carry firearms when on duty in schools if it is signed into law.

Situated along one of the street corners in Berea's artisan village district is Weaver's Bottom Craft Studio. The store, which is owned and operated by Mary Colmer, sells a variety of self-made artisan pieces ranging from weaved cloth to corn husk dolls.

GLASGOW – A former teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was in court Monday for a pretrial conference.

Lynn Bowden Jr. was at the Corbin Arena Saturday night and The Times-Tribune asked him about his son being such a big part of his final year with University of Kentucky football.

CAVE CITY — The hemp industry in Barren County has exploded in the past two years as CBD oil and its benefits have become popular, but local hemp farmer, Chad Wilson, says things are not as they seem.

Almost a year after beginning destruction of mustard munitions at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, full-scale operations to destroy the first 8-inch projectiles containing GB nerve agent began at the main plant last week.

GLASGOW – Barren County Fiscal Court, via a unanimously approved resolution, declared Tuesday that its members are “vigorously opposed to the passage of any law (or proposal of any law) that would infringe our citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.”

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LEXINGTON Republican U.S. Congressman Andy Barr faced 600 or so mostly angry constituents here Monday night at a town hall meeting dominated by questions about the Affordable Care Act and Republicans’ plan to replace it with their own plan.

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FRANKFORT Kentucky’s troubled pension systems had some good news for lawmakers Monday, although they remain a long way from financial stability.

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MOREHEAD When most people hear the word aerospace it brings to mind enormous rockets firing upward from launch pads in places such as Florida or California.

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Obituaries

KKenneth Coburn, 88, Ashland, died Wednesday. Born August 16, 1935. Preceded in death by wife Virginia "Polly" Coburn. Son Kenny Coburn survives. Private services on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Ashland Cemetery. Kilgore&Collier Funeral Home.

Dorothy Brown Burke, 90, youngest child of the late Richard and Mary Charles Brown of Magoffin County, Kentucky, went home to the Lord, Tuesday, February 11, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Dorothy was married to James Burke, the love of her life, for 67 years prior to his passing. She w…