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School employees get second shots

Teachers and other school employees got their second round of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday. Kristin Hall, a ninth-grade ... Read more | Add your comment

Falling numbers, mask mandate extended and new vaccine approval

Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to fall on Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is extending the ... Read more | Add your comment

City boosts funding for Seventh St. project

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter Winchester officials agreed to increase their stake in building the Seventh Street truck ... Read more | Add your comment

City used 225 tons of road salt fighting snow, ice

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter With a week and a half of Mother Nature’s worst now in hindsight, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Highway deaths rise in 2020 despite less travel

Despite travel restrictions and closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to less travel, the number of highway deaths rose in 2020. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

News

This Week at the State Capitol – A legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session reached one of the milestones Capitol observers eagerly await with this week’s arrival of the deadlines to introduce bills ... Read more | Add your comment

by Winchester Sun.

COVID-19

Please wear a mask to protect others

One of my most unsettling experiences related to the coronavirus occurred early during the outbreak. We had just closed the newspaper offices and were working ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:16 pm

Sports

Senior Day: Walk-on Welch has savored his time with Wildcats

Riley Welch has spent the past two years rooting for his teammates. On Saturday, they will be cheering for the Kentucky guard on Senior Day. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07 pm

Features

Fort Knox honors heroic battlefield actions of WWII Black tank soldier

By ERIC PILGRIM, Fort Knox News FORT KNOX, Ky. — Hundreds of thousands have stood on Brooks Field in celebration of something over the years. ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:57 am

Clark County

Property transfers, Feb. 15-20, 2021

The following property transfers were recorded in the Clark County Clerk’s office Feb. 15-20, 2021. • Tamora A. Bartlett and Foster C. Bartlett to Latonia Chanslor, ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:07 am

News

Marriage licenses, Feb. 15-20, 2021

The following marriage license applications were issued by the Clark County Clerk’s office Feb. 15-20, 2021. • Chasity Lynn Creech to David Glendon Whitmore, Feb. 19. ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:05 am

Sports

Mintz not looking at past, glad to be with Wildcats

BY KEITH TAYLOR Kentucky Today Davion Mintz isn’t looking back. Although this season has been an adjustment on and off the court for the former ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:03 am

Clark County

Police, fire reports for Jan. 26, 2021

CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF Charged • Angela C. Owens, 31, of Pine Top, was charged Feb. 20 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:58 am

Clark County

COVID incidence rate rises again

SUN STAFF REPORT Clark County’s COVID-19 incidence rate edged back up this week after falling to 16.15 per 100,000 population last Friday. On Monday it ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:23 am

Clark County

Farmers facing snow and ice storms’ impact on cattle

BY AIMEE NIELSEN UK Agriculture Communications Specialist The latest round of winter snow and ice is over, but farmers are now dealing with longer lasting ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:08 am

News

Congressional delegation cosponsors CAROL Act in memory of Barr’s wife

WASHINGTON, DC —  The Kentucky Congressional delegation is rallying behind their colleague, Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, in support of the CAROL Act, a bipartisan bill ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, February 26, 2021 8:00 am

Community Columnists

Black history in Clark County is deep and enduring

BY PETE KOUTOULAS Sun Columnist As Black History Month winds down, I’m reminded of a couple of columns I wrote last February about my tour ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:49 pm

Sports

GRC cheerleaders to compete virtually

BY HALLEE CECIL GRC Smoke Signals Guest Columnist “And next up in the medium, all girl division, your George Rogers Clark Cardinals!” You feel the ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:39 pm

Clark County

Back to school: RDC students, teachers glad to be back on campus

Principal Dustin Howard, wearing his Cardinals gaiter over his long beard, greeted Montez Gay when he arrived at Robert D. Campbell Junior High School after ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:08 pm

Clark County

CARES Act money will pay for teachers

If it were not for federal CARES Act funding, Clark County Public Schools would have to cut staffing because of a shortfall in the school ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:53 pm

COVID-19

Beshear recommends schools return to in-person learning by March 1

Coleman highlights new COVID-19 guidance for schools from KED FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday he is issuing a new executive order that ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:26 pm

Clark County

Clark student among winners in piggy bank design contest

SPECIAL TO THE SUN For the past decade, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has educated young people about ways to save money and ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:57 am

News

GRC site-based council to meet Monday

The George Rogers Clark High School SBDM will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 4 p.m., in the SBDM conference room. Read more

by Winchester Sun, Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:00 am

Clark County

CCPS to roll out STEM bus

Clark County Public Schools will be taking science on the road next month. School officials met Tuesday with representatives of NOMI, the architectural and design ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:12 pm

Sports

UK wins first SEC swim-dive championship

BY LARRY VAUGHT Vaught’s Views While the UK men’s basketball team is not having the season most expected, the Kentucky women’s swimming team is having ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:33 pm

News

Road to freedom led through Camp Nelson for many Black soldiers

NICHOLASVILLE – Frederick Douglass, our most famous abolitionist, wrote at the beginning of the Civil War that once a Black man gets a brass “U.S.” ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:47 pm

News

Rolling roadblocks on I-75 Wednesday night

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of rolling roadblocks scheduled for Interstate 75 in Scott County beginning Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until about ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:01 am

Community Columnists

Bill would allow people to opt-out of pandemic vaccine

BY CHUCK WITT Sun Columnist By the time this is being read, Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Mike Wilson (R-Bowling Green) may have already been ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:41 pm

Clark County

Man sentenced to three years for Clark pursuit

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter A Morehead man was sentenced to three years in prison after leading deputies on a pursuit into Powell County and ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:04 pm

Clark County

Kids build igloo

With temperatures close to 60 degrees by Tuesday, the Deep Freeze of February 2021 is just a memory, but for kids who know how to ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:07 pm

Sports

Cats make weeklong road trip out of Tennessee game

BY LARRY VAUGHT Vaught’s Views Because of last week’s winter storms, coach John Calipari’s team spent a week in Tennessee. The Cats left Lexington early ... Read more

by Winchester Sun, Monday, February 22, 2021 5:31 pm