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Winchester Republican Donna Mayfield will not seek re-election saying politics ‘too vicious’

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Rep. Donna Mayfield, who said at a candidate’s forum that politics is “too vicious,” will not seek re-election to the Kentucky House. The Secretary of State’s office said the Winchester Republican’s official paperwork to withdraw from the race was received on Monday. Rep. Donna Mayfield “Politics has become too vicious,” Mayfield was quoted as saying...

Jeff Rubin: Silent crimes against children, women and elderly need to become less silent

April is Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time that places the spotlight on two issues I find disturbing, both for the nature of the crimes and the helplessness of the victims. That’s why the recent report on child maltreatment released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau got my attention. The report cites Kentucky as the second highest state...

Attorney General Beshear warns Kentuckians of vacation scam for travel to Florida, Bahamas

As many Kentuckians begin to plan their summer vacation, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning of scam calls offering deep discounts on travel to Orlando, Florida, and the Bahamas. Beshear Beshear said his office issued a Scam Alert after Kentuckians in Bourbon, Boyd, Calloway, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison and Woodford counties have reported receiving vacation scam calls. In a recording...

Governor names replacements for judge-executive positions in Estill and Simpson Counties

Appointments have been named for vacant judge-executive vacancies in Estill and Simpson Counties. Kevin Williams, of Irvine, has been as Judge-Executive of Estill County, replacing Wallace Taylor, who has resigned, and James “Jamie” Spears, of Franklin, has been named Judge-Executive of Simpson County, to replace Jim Henderson, who is resigning to accept a role with the Kentucky Association of...

Dominion Senior Living celebrates grand opening of first Kentucky community in Richmond

Dominion Senior Living recently held the grand opening of its new personal care and memory care community, Dominion Senior Living of Richmond. The senior living community hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at the community, located at 200 Meridian Way. The free public event featured door prizes and delicious Kentucky-themed refreshments for guests to enjoy. Representatives from Dominion Senior...

Robert Treadway: Earle Combs – ‘Kentucky Colonel’ of baseball, world-class gentleman

Earle Combs is one of only four Kentuckians in the Baseball Hall of Fame (Photo from public domain)   From time to time, one sees lists of someone’s opinion on who are Kentucky’s greatest athletes, and while each list is different, there are the usual candidates (Muhammad Ali, Dan Issel). One of those usual candidates used to be baseball Hall of Famer Earle Combs, born in Pebworth,...