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Working Together to Help Kentucky’s Children and Families

May is National Foster Care Month. Roughly 8,000 children live in Kentucky’s foster care system, many of them because of …

May 24th, 2016 |  

A Homestead Act for Appalachia

Appalachia, especially its coal mining region, is experiencing a revived bit of attention as shuttered mines, a rise in income …

May 24th, 2016 |  

“Calling” for Meaning In Our Work

The first job I ever wanted was to be a “garbage man,” as that is what I called it at …

May 17th, 2016 |  

My hometown

My hometown is at Perry County, Kentucky. It is a great place to live. We have beautiful scenery and wildlife. …

May 17th, 2016 |  

Registering Women for the Draft: A Charade, Not a Necessity

The Armed Services Committee (ASC) recently approved a measure requiring American women aged 18 to 26 to register for the …

May 10th, 2016 |  

Whatever Happened to Conservatism?

As Republicans prepare to gather in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump as their nominee, the question that many may ask …

May 10th, 2016 |  

Viper Elementary students discuss pollution

Dear Editor, I am writing to you about pollution. Pollution is a big problem for the environment. I want to …

May 10th, 2016 |  

Inequality Will Get Worse Until There’s a Revolution

Imagine, after a deep sleep, you suffered the fate of Rip Van Winkle and woke in the spring of 2040. …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – In all of my years serving in the General Assembly, I cannot recall a more depressing time for …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

Conservative Solutions for Just Wages

There is much talk and action right now on the issue of a minimum or “just” wage. Typically, those who …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

We Live in a Democracy, Not a Theocracy

It wasn’t so long ago when one of the most powerful justifications wielded in support of segregation was religious belief. …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

Senate Approves Aviation Bill to Make Flying Safer, More Passenger Friendly

Many Americans are rightly concerned about airport security after the tragic terrorist attacks at an airport in Brussels, Belgium that …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Congress Shows Rare Bipartisanship in Effort to Promote New Technologies

Sometimes there’s actually encouraging news coming out of Washington. In an effort to update America’s energy policy, and tackle some …

April 26th, 2016 |  

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – While every two-year budget the General Assembly passes is important, some turn out to be more memorable than …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Kentucky can do better when it comes to helping grandparents as parents

Family members participating in the care and raising of children is a long-held tradition in our country. However, the reasons …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Advance care planning important to think about

Dear Editor, Regretfully many individuals living with serious illness receive medical care that is inconsistent with their values, preferences, and …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Smith’s legislative update

Smith’s legislative update

Long days, heated discussions, and budget negotiations marked the 13th week of the 2016 General Assembly. The Senate was in …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Republican Senate Continues Bipartisan Accomplishments for Kentuckians

Across Kentucky, one topic of conversation dominates: the presidential election. People are captivated by the spirited campaigns and candidates in …

April 5th, 2016 |  

Steele’s legislative update

Steele’s legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly met this Friday in its 59th day, and with one day to spare in our 60-day …

April 5th, 2016 |  

Gov. Bevin refuses to believe the proof of Kynect’s success

The superbly accurate reporting of the Louisville Courier Journal’s Deborah Yetter, which outlines in detail the outrageous lies and subterfuge …

March 29th, 2016 |  

Steele’s legislative update

Steele’s legislative update

We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly with just a handful of days to …

March 29th, 2016 |  

Budget finally received in Senate

Budget finally received in Senate

After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House on …

March 29th, 2016 |  

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