Area News

Pfizer vaccine offered to students 12 years of age and older

The Bourbon County Health Department has the opportunity to offer a limited supply of the Pfizer COVID vaccine to children 12 years of age and older. If you would like to reserve a vaccine for your child, please call 987-1915. Vaccine will be offered this Thursday, May 20, 2021, 1:30 to 4:00, at the Bourbon…

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Judge reverses city’s zone amendment for country club property

From an Order entered on 5/12/2021 from Bourbon Circuit Court Clerk: “ORDER AND JUDGMENT For the reasons set forth herein, The City of Paris’ (Defendants) decisions were arbitrary when they denied the affected parties of administrative due process and did not support their findings with substantial evidence. Defendants were also arbitrary when they acted as…

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Update: Main Street/US 68X project in Bourbon County

Main and High Streets between milepoints 0.00 – 1.789 in Paris LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that this news release serves as an update for the Main Street/US 68X project in downtown Paris. Utility companies continued operations during winter months, and construction resumed in February. Pavement conditions are being…

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Annual Water System Flushing Program to Begin Soon

Drinking Water Disinfection Will Temporarily Change in Some Areas LEXINGTON, Ky., (April 6, 2021) – Kentucky American Water will soon conduct its annual water system flushing program, which involves crews opening selected fire hydrants throughout the water distribution system and letting them flow for several minutes. Before, during, and, for a short period of time…

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Fire disrupts downtown traffic

A fire that begin in the Second Chance Tattoo Gallery downtown caused disruption to traffic in downtown Paris on Tuesday as Main St. had to be closed briefly for firefighters to work the fire. According the Paris Fire Chief Mike Duffy, it was an electrical fire in the rear of the structure and contained in…

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Gov. Beshear Announces More Than 150 Vaccination Sites

Six new regional vaccination sites, new mobile clinics, 10 Kroger and 15 Walmart stores, 125 pharmacies will now offer COVID-19 vaccines FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced six new regional vaccination sites across the commonwealth and said vaccines will now also be available at mobile clinics, 10 Kroger stores,…

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In a time of trial, especially for them, Kentucky newspapers come through for their readers

By Al Cross Director and professor, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky In December, as the first coronavirus vaccines were being approved, the Commonwealth of Kentucky bought advertising in most Kentucky newspapers to get Kentuckians ready for the vaccination process. The $281,184 expense was a modest one, among billions of dollars…

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