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Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is now saturated with political accusations and motivations. Politics have no place in public health care issues, but that seems to be where we are.

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The official announcement Monday of a $21 million project that would eventually bring broadband coverage throughout Scott County was historic and celebratory.

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Earlier this year, the News-Graphic reported on the frightening number of local deaths due to drug overdoses. In 2018 and 2019, Scott County experienced 17 overdose deaths each year, but the number of OD deaths soared to 41 in 2020.

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While we agree with the ultimate choice, we would be remissed if we did not add how disappointed we are with the school board’s lack of transparency in the process, as well as the seeming rush to reach a decision.

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During Georgetown’s recent budget sessions, Mayor Tom Prather noted the city would soon end its share of funding the electrical inspection department.

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For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. The three-day weekend to start the barbecues, wear white, plan vacations and many break out Old Glory for a spin through the blustery winds of May. For some, Memorial Day is a celebration as it means a day off from work or sales events. O…

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The timeline set by the Scott County Board of Education to hire a new superintendent is aggressive, but the benefits could be substantial, if successful. It also raises some concerns.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made national news by not saying anything during his press conference in Georgetown Wednesday.

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While much of the Georgetown City Council’s focus this year has been on increasing revenues, it was refreshing to note a substantial part of Friday’s finance committee meeting centered on cost cuts.

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Waste Water Treatment Plants and the handling of raw sewage is hardly a glamorous topic and likely a subject few of us would ever consider for a casual conversation.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.