Questioning authority has become too much of a good thing, and it’s killing people

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For too many people, "Do your own research," means following a social-media post into a rabbit hole of misinformation, or even disinformation from Russians or others, observes columnist Al Cross.
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The New York Times estimates that about 5 million people belong to book clubs. The popular site Goodreads boasts more than 40 million members, and publishers have been known to make decisions based on book club feedback and support.
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The pandemic has killed 8,000 Kentuckians, so the decisions legislators make are matters of life and death, and indirectly, legislators’ lack of courage will cause the death of some Kentuckians, says columnist Al Cross.
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The short film is based on a cherished holiday memory for writer Julia Maddox, who grew up in Madisonville and Murray.
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Lonnie Ali, widow of the most influential Kentuckian ever, speaks her mind and does a better job than anybody of keeping Muhammad Ali’s legacy alive. So why don’t cable TV networks ever invite her to speak on important issues of the day, asks columnists Billy Reed.
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Americans are dying because some politicians have discouraged two key things that have been proven to quash COVID-19, Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, writes for the Northern Kentucky Tribune.
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The pandemic, and ridiculous reactions to it, are likely to get worse, and Beshear surely knew that when he said July 23 that he wasn’t going to Fancy Farm.
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Columnist Constance Alexander learned she was not alone in her passion for Girl Scout camp. From all over the country, readers shared a field of fond memories much like her own.
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Paul has become so eccentric (the latest examples being his racially tinged attacks on Booker, an African American) that a moderate Democrat could pick up a significant number of Republican votes. But what Democrat would that be?
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Walter Tevis, who grew up in the Lexington area, also wrote "The Hustler" and "The Color of Money," two other books that were adapted into popular films.
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