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The massive tornadoes that struck in mid-December claimed the lives of more than a dozen workers at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois and the Mayfield candle factory in Kentucky. Some of the surviving workers said…

Thirty years ago this month, the Soviet Union collapsed, and Ukraine broke away from Moscow’s control. Russian President Vladimir Putin has never gotten over it. That, more than anything, underlies the current crisis in which…

Now is the time for tributes and reflections on the life of Senator Bob Dole, who died on December 5 at age 98.  Yet, it is important not to romanticize the former Senate Majority Leader…

Last week laid bare the urgency of the threats to U.S. and global democracy. Yet most Americans still don’t grasp the immediacy of the danger. The warning flashes didn’t originate from the last week’s virtual…

Last Christmas was our first with our rescued pup, Capone. He looked dashing in a candy cane-striped collar as we took videos of him tearing into wrapping paper, sticking his head into gift bags, fervently…

When Royal Dutch Shell’s new chairman, Andrew Mackenzie, asked shareholders on Friday for their vote to move the global oil giant’s headquarters from the Netherlands to Britain and drop the “Royal Dutch,” he was also…

By mid-morning, Wes Fowler, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Mayfield, was walking through what remained of his church building, torn to pieces by the devastating tornado that ripped through Mayfield Friday night. “What…

Going off our custom of sharing readers’ Thanksgiving Day plans, the Register invites readers to share their Christmas Day plans and traditions. I’ll start. For Christmas, my mom always laid the table with a cherry…

Last week brought a rocky two-day meeting of the Legislature’s Special Committee on Education. The purpose was to examine the decline in student achievement as shown on state assessment scores.  Nevertheless, almost an entire day…

In 1936, human rights advocates pushed for a boycott of the “Nazi Olympics,” two years after Adolf Hitler seized power and began persecuting Jews. Some critics claimed the move was hypocritical given the ongoing discrimination…