Al Cross, Author at The Advocate-Messenger


Cross: The political life and lessons of George Atkins

George L. Atkins Jr., who died April 14 at age 82, was a politician for barely a decade. But he was a touchstone for modern ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, April 26, 2024 1:30 pm


Do Kentucky legislators serve our well-being?

By Al Cross, guest commentator In a republic, the form of government that the U.S. Constitution prescribes for states, the will of the people is ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 3:15 pm


Depression is a problem for many Kentuckians

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News One in four Kentucky adults in a poll taken in 2020 said they had ever been diagnosed with depression, ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, September 6, 2023 10:29 am

News Main

Kentucky’s new-case COVID rate falls more than any other state’s in last 2 weeks

As the United States sees the highest number of new cases of the coronavirus since the surge in late summer, Kentucky is an outlier. In ... Read more

by Al Cross, Monday, December 27, 2021 6:59 am


Billy Gene Staten, 81

Billy Gene Staten, 81, of Craintown Road, Gravel Switch, KY passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, at his home. A native of Boyle County, he ... Read more

by Al Cross, Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:37 pm


Pandemic map is mainly orange, but has plenty of red counties

Kids could start getting Pfizer shots as early as Nov. 3 Kentucky’s coronavirus map is now mainly orange, indicating the continued decline in new cases ... Read more

by Al Cross, Saturday, October 30, 2021 8:30 am


Essie Brown, 88

Essie Brown, 88, of Hustonville, KY (formerly of Lexington, KY), died on Oct. 21, 2021. Arrangements by Fox & Friend Funeral Home-Stanford, KY. Read more

by Al Cross, Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:16 pm


Covid-19 is killing 40 Kentuckians a day

Most measures of the pandemic in Kentucky inched down Wednesday, except the most serious: deaths and Covid-19 patients on mechanical ventilation. The state reported 52 ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, September 24, 2021 9:06 am


Earl Paxton McQuerry, 89

Earl Paxton McQuerry, 89, of Lancaster, died on Sept. 5, 2021. Arrangements by Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2:39 pm


Beshear orders all in schools to wear masks, says he’s willing to re-institute broader indoor mask mandate ‘if necessary’

KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS Citing what his health chief called “the fastest and steepest rise of the entire pandemic” Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear issued an emergency ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 2:06 pm

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