The Making of the MLK Holiday

January 19, 2021

LISA WARFIELD JOHNSON | For The Citizen Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Martin King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. His name was originally Michael but, Rev. King Sr. changed both their names to Martin after protestant reformer Martin Luther.   The young Martin was a…

Two Charged In Je’Kobi Well’s Death

January 16, 2021

The Paris Police Department has charged two individuals in connection with the homicide of 21-year-old Jekobi Wells. On 12/21/2020 at approximately 5:37pm in Paris, KY, at the corner of Williams Street and Marshall Street of a report of an injured male which had been observed exiting a vehicle. The male was found to have multiple…

Bourbon County COVID Update

January 15, 2021

COVID 19 Update (January 14) Today the Bourbon County Health Department received 12 new COVID 19 cases. These people are following isolation orders and recovering at home. It is reported that 12 of the current cases have fully recovered and have been released off isolation. Bourbon County Case Count: 1061-fully recovered 137-active 6-deceased total=1204

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

January 15, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians about COVID-19 case information and vaccines, as well as security measures at the State Capitol this weekend. “These case numbers are still far too high, but there is hopeful news today, too. We are on track as we ramp up to meet our…

Remembering The Life Of The Paris “MVP” Mr. Je’Kobi Marshaun Wells

January 8, 2021

    Saying Goodbye To A Former Local Star Athlete Gone Way Too Soon   IVAN K. RICE  I   PARIS, KY – First and foremost, let it be known, this is not a goodbye. This is to say thank you Mr. Wells. Thank you for coming into our lives and giving us sports…

Congressman Andy Barr Open Letter to Constituents of the Sixth Congressional District of Kentucky on Voting to Certify the Electoral College Results in Congress

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) wrote an open letter to constituents of Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District following his vote to certify the results of the Electoral College in Congress.  A PDF version of this letter is attached and can also be found here.  Below, is the text of the letter from Congressman…

House, Senate Leaders Respond To DC Rioting

January 6, 2021

“What happened today in Washington, D.C., is not who we are or what we stand for as a nation.  We condemn these acts and any plans to undermine our constitutional protections.  It’s time we unite as Americans and send a strong message that acts of violence will not be tolerated.”  — House and Senate Democratic…

Bourbon County’s COVID Update (December 28)

December 29, 2020

The Bourbon County Health Department received 12 new positive COVID cases, these people are following isolation orders and recovering at home. The Bourbon County Health Department is happy to report that 14 of the current cases have fully recovered and have been released off isolation. Another happy report is that 52 first responders were vaccinated…

Bourbon Heights Has Outbreak Of COVID Cases

December 22, 2020

WARREN TAYLOR | Citizen Staff Bourbon Heights Nursing Home has had 44 residents and 15 staff members test positive for COVID-19 over the last two weeks, according to a letter posted to the facility’s website on Dec. 21. “To care for all residents that have tested positive, we have created a COVID isolation unit located…