Area News

Gov. Beshear: ‘I’m Grateful We Know How to Celebrate Safely’

By Editor | November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving week could cause dangerous COVID-19 surge, but Kentuckians can prevent that FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear reminded Kentuckians that COVID-19 cases are already surging across the commonwealth and the entire nation. The virus’ exponential growth could accelerate further after the Thanksgiving holiday if our families don’t celebrate differently this…

Beshear urges caution amid ‘exponential growth’ of virus

By Editor | November 22, 2020

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) — Kentucky had its second highest number of coronavirus cases on Saturday, and Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to follow the latest round of restrictions to stop its spread. He announced there were 3,711 new cases on Saturday. “We continue to be in exponential growth, which will…

As many mitigate restriction damages, gaming venues roll on

By Editor | November 22, 2020

By MARK MAYNARD, Kentucky Today LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The six racetrack-owned gaming venues in Kentucky are operating full steam ahead, not being a part of the wide-ranging mandates handed down this week by Gov. Andy Beshear, and it isn’t sitting well with Kentucky Baptist leaders and pastors. While restaurants, schools, gyms and even family…

Gov. Beshear Implements New Restrictions to Save Lives

By Editor | November 19, 2020

Economy remains open with new, targeted measures to help stop rampant COVID-19 spread FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2020) – Following a record 33 deaths announced Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear is issuing new restrictions that will help stop the rampant spread of COVID-19 and save Kentuckians’ lives while keeping the economy open. With more than 250,000…

Bourbon County Health Department Reports New COVID cases

By Editor | November 13, 2020

COVID 19 update (November 18) Today we received nine positive cases of COVID 19. These people are following isolation orders and recovering at home. We are happy to report that four of our current cases have fully recovered and have been released off isolation. Bourbon County Case Count: 385-fully recovered 87-active 1-deceased total=473 On Tuesday,…

New Company to Manufacture PPE in Paris

By Editor | November 4, 2020

Medical glove startup to focus hiring efforts on veterans to fill 192 full-time, high-tech jobs at new facility FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2020) – Leaders of the newly formed U.S. Medical Glove Co. LLC expect to create 192 full-time, high-tech jobs at a Paris manufacturing facility to produce medical-grade gloves, Gov. Andy Beshear announced today…

Final Tabulations Friday, November 6: How you voted, Bourbon County!

By Editor | November 4, 2020

9732 Bourbon Countians cast ballots in general election balloting

By Editor | November 4, 2020

JIM BRANNON  | The Bourbon County Citizen   In an unprecedented environment Bourbon County voters cast their votes in local, state and national balotting Tuesday. Some of the unofficial local highlights included the race for Paris City Commission. Based on the unofficial balloting, Wallis Brooks led with 1796 votes with the top four to be…


By Editor | November 3, 2020

By Jimmy Brannon Growing up in a family that owns a weekly newspaper has made election night a sentimental event. For many, many years, the election night trek was made to the courthouse to observe and ‘retrieve’ the election results for publication in the newspaper the next day. There was always stress and suspense….the newspaper…

Dollar Store Robbed

By Editor | October 27, 2020

Two suspects robbed the Dollar General on East Main St. in Paris on Oct. 25 at approximately 9:55 p.m., according to the Paris Police Department. One of the suspects showed a handgun and said, “This is a robbery.” They held the store employees at gunpoint while their accomplice emptied the cash register. Authorities describe the…