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Every day, pharmacists across the commonwealth step up to promote a healthy Kentucky. And that involves so much more than filling medications and sending patients on their way. Kentucky pharmacists have always been committed to expanding access to high quality care, encouraging vaccinations …

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Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that the school choice bill passed earlier this year is unconstitutional is hardly a “crippling blow” — as the Courier-Journal describes it — to the commonwealth’s school choice efforts.

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If you have too much free time or happen to get paid to care about this sort of thing, you may have perused with some interest the city’s parking study released last month.

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Local restaurants and shops that rely on state workers for a portion of their income weren’t the only ones that took a financial hit when the coronavirus pandemic forced many government employees to work remotely. The city’s occupational tax revenue also plunged.

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On Sunday, many Franklin County residents dealt with an unusually warm day to witness a wondrous sight, the ground breaking on the future Franklin County Humane Society’s new shelter. It was one of those rare days when all came together to celebrate an accomplishment that will give cats and …

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As flu season comes around and our children are going back to school, there are many concerns on how to monitor your child's health. Not only can a common cold mimic the symptoms of COVID-19, but allergies and the flu can both have similarities as well. With school being in-person, it is cru…

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Do you know how many states must ratify a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution before it can take effect? Or what qualifications a person must have to be nominated as a justice of the Supreme Court? How about who serves as president in the case of a vacancy of that office, th…

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Usually athletes are hailed for their prowess during competition. However, this past summer U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis star Naomi Osaka captured the spotlight not for their performances, but rather for admitting their struggles with mental health. And they aren’t alone.

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A few months back when we upgraded our cellphones, my husband and I took the plunge and got our two youngest their first phones. They were on the cusp of turning 16 and 13 and we figured we had held off for as long as we could.

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There was welcome news from the Franklin County Humane Society earlier this week. The organization, which marks its 76th anniversary this month, announced that it will break ground for the new animal shelter on Carpenter Farm this weekend. A ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the futur…

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The Kentucky General Assembly recently passed a law that cancels emergency regulation 702 KAR 1:195E, which required all individuals, including students, school employees, contractors, and visitors to wear a mask while inside any school facility, leaving it up to the individual school distri…

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On Sept. 27 the city commission unanimously voted to lease the former Frankfort Plant Board location on West Second Street to Yes Arts, a program that started in 2016 as a partnership with the Franklin County Drug Court and expanded two years later to include youth art classes, camps and wor…

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As a UK HealthCare obstetrician-gynecologist serving families at Georgetown Community Hospital, my goal is to always provide the best possible care and medical advice for expectant mothers and women who plan to become pregnant. I love helping moms-to-be stay healthy and prepare to welcome th…

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Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past 18 months have brought many challenges for our health care system, businesses, schools and families. Now, employers of all types and sizes across Kentucky are eager to get back on track and contribute to the state’s economic recovery. B…

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Lately The State Journal has dedicated a lot of time and space in this newspaper to coverage of the issues currently plaguing Kentucky State University. This change may have some regular readers wondering why we have chosen to devote so much of our energy and resources to coverage of the sch…

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Often we blame the problems of governing on the leaders in the executive and legislative branches of government at the state and federal levels. Yes, the elected leaders are responsible for the policies and laws to protect our people and serve their best interests. But, unfortunately, the ma…

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