The WEDCO Health District, which serves Scott, Harrison and Nicholas counties, as well as Bourbon County’s home health care, is heeding the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Kentucky Department for Public Health and Gov. Andy Bes…
A lot of attention has been focused on the negative impact the pandemic has had on restaurants, schools and health care, but another industry is in crisis, according to the National Association for the Education of Children.
Because of the stealthy actions by legislators, especially in the closing days of the General Assembly, it will take some time to fully assess the actual impact many of the new bills may have.
No matter your opinion on the City of Georgetown’s aggressive moves to increase revenue, you have to give Mayor Tom Prather and the council props for transparency.
It would seem appropriate, yet sad, that Kentucky’s General Assembly would vote to weaken the state’s open records laws during Sunshine Week, which honors transparency in government.
Over the past year, we have frequently praised Dr. Crystal Miller and her WEDCO Health District team for all they have done to help our community and the entire WEDCO Health District face the pandemic.
Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. Jennifer Henson Decker, both Republicans, have sponsored an election bill with Secretary of State Michael Adams’ support that may be the most significant election reform bill in recent Kentucky history.
The Feb. 12 News-Graphic edition contained several articles about the increase in overdose deaths in Scott County over the past year. The headline to the package was inaccurate stating “County OD deaths up 40 percent in ’20.” Tragically, our math was inaccurate. The true figure should have b…
While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has been castigated by some, mostly our General Assembly, for his pandemic restrictions, it may be time to give him his due.
The annual legislative breakfast is just one of the many notable public services provided by the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce.
Every day there seems to be more news about new highly contagious variations of the COVID-19 virus. Add to that the frustration by many who want to schedule a vaccination.
The Scott County Board of Education’s decision to return to in-person classes the day following vaccinations for almost 1,600 teachers and staff was met with cheers from the sparse audience and social media posts.
Tucked quietly inside Senate Bill 1 is a provision that prevents the Kentucky secretary of state or the governor from changing election policies in the times of emergencies.
We are a little late — yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day — but with the turbulence of today, this is a good time to reflect upon King and his legacy.
In the wake of Georgetown City council member Karen Tingle-Sames’ social media post about President-Elect Joe Biden, the News-Graphic has received a barrage of letters both defending and lambasting Tingle-Sames and the post. That, obviously, does not include the hundreds of comments on socia…
While many will celebrate today the completion of the bypass around Georgetown with the opening of the final leg between Long Lick Pike and U.S. 25, the project was very controversial at the very beginning.
We are not among those convinced this election was filled with fraud, although we do agree that if there is even a whisper of wrongdoing, it should be investigated.
Congratulations to each of the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce community award winners, and especially to Citizen of the Year, Dr. Crystal Miller.
In a race that is designated as “non-partisan,” the 2020 race for the eight seats on the Georgetown City Council has taken a decidedly partisan slant.
Health officials continue to warn us that the days and weeks immediately ahead will be difficult as cold weather draws people inside and there remains no cure for COVID-19.
What was by all points of reference a minor traffic stop by a pair of Scott County Sheriff’s deputies involving a black high school coach and his son has erupted into a firestorm of ugly accusations.
We have heard a lot about “originalists,” as the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett continue. It is likely Barrett will be confirmed, which will have a profound impact upon the Court.
Scott County is generally considered an urban county. It rests in the heart of central Kentucky, amid the golden triangle of Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati.