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It's probably no surprise that a graduate student in the University of Kentucky's athletic training program has met football stars Lynn Bowden Jr. and Josh Paschal or has only a thin degree of separation from Benny Snell Jr. and Kash Daniel.

The other day I was moving some books around in the living room bookcases when I saw the cover of a book that I had not thought about for a long time — a book that I had bought in England on my last trip there in 2007.

I’m not sure if civics is taught in high school anymore. It’s seems that there are several generations of Americans now who don’t know the first thing about the structure of our government under the Constitution. Let’s take a look at a few things every American should know.

FRANKFORT ––– Gov. Matt Bevin told Kentuckians many things that needed to be said when he gave his State of the Commonwealth speech to the General Assembly as it returned for work this month. But just as he spoke without a prepared text, he also spoke without political preparation.

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Scott County’s second high school moved closer to reality after Scott County Clerk Rebecca Johnson made it official the recall petition fell short of the necessary 2,457 signature to force an election.

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Nearly 800 businesses new to Georgetown and Scott County applied for licenses during 2016, Georgetown-Scott County Revenue Commission records show.

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A petition drive seeking to force a referendum on a 5.7-cent boost to the school district’s property-tax rate apparently fell short, an organizer of the drive said Friday.

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The county’s upcoming traffic checkpoints are not intended to target undocumented immigrants, the Scott County Sheriff said Friday.

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Employees at Global Environmental Services assured officials at Central Kentucky Landfill “they were not generating” hazardous waste, the landfill’s accounts manager told the state Division of Waste Management.

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Be sure to have license, registration and proof of insurance handy while driving as Scott County Sheriff’s deputies will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints.

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An 18-year-old man has been charged in Monday’s fatal hit-and-run at a subdivision near Northern Elementary School, Sheriff Tony Hampton said.

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More than two dozen Scott County residents braved Saturday’s drizzle to protest the proposed expansion of the Central Kentucky Landfill.

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Three months before his third trial in the 2007 murders of his parents, James A. “Anthony” Gray has sued state prosecutors and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in federal court.

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The Scott County Board of Education approved contracts Thursday with two private bus services to carry elementary students on three separate out-of-town field trips this spring.

I do not know when the University of Kentucky booked biographer, scriptwriter and novelist Alex Palmer Haley to speak to its student body. Sometimes these things are done months, maybe years in advance.

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Southland Christian Church’s use of Lemons Mill Elementary School’s gymnasium for its Georgetown campus may be endangered in the wake of a school board member’s urging of a change in policy.

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Students in Scott County’s public schools needing remedial attention were about evenly split in terms of improving their reading skills last fall, a district administrator told the Scott County Board of Education Thursday.

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Some 900 students, about 10 percent of the total student population, missed Thursday prompting Scott County officials to close schools Friday and this coming Monday. As Thursday continued, another 200 students checked out due to illness, school officials said in a press release.

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The Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce will present three new awards at its annual Toyota/Chamber annual awards banquet in April, recognizing a local nonprofit, small business and the Frank Hamilton New Business.