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A Kentucky example shows how CDC’s slow, cautious approach to pandemic contributed to spread

A bombshell USA Today package details how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to effectively respond to the growing pandemic, adding to its spread across the United States — especially in small towns and rural areas. “Reporters reviewed 42,000 pages of emails and memos obtained from health departments and interviewed more than 100 community leaders and public health experts,...

Harrison Co. Judge-Executive Alex Barnett uses common sense approach toward life, leadership

Editor’s note: This story is the latest in a series about the county judge-executives in the Bluegrass region. By Kristy Robinson Horine Special to Kyforward Every time Alex Barnett sees his kindergarten teacher, she reminds him of a simple truth: “You always wanted to be a man of the dirt,” she says. Alex Barnett Barnett chuckles, nods and straightens his tie. Even as he sits in a comfortable...