I read with great interest Steve Stewart’s column (“Danger signs for our government town,” July 24-26), but I see things from a slightly different viewpoint than his.
Months prior to an election, state and local election officials plan and prepare tirelessly to protect the safety and integrity of our elections. Now, less than 100 days before a general election that will take place amid a global pandemic, election officials across the nation are preparing …
The temperature isn’t the only thing that has risen in July — so too has the number of Franklin Countians testing positive for the coronavirus.
Note to self: Never schedule the kids for a doctor’s checkup at the same appointment. It’s not a good idea to be outnumbered. — Sept. 9, 2005
I read an article this week using the phrase “Valley of Decision” and it moved me to write. I, like you, have read and seen all of the protesting, violence and destruction and have wondered what has happened to us.
Once again we are treated to Bob Gullette’s opinions about race and history (“Guest columnist: Writer has bad case of 'racism-itis,'” July 17-19).
Even as many people hope for critically necessary financial support for struggling hospitals across the country, this next coronavirus relief package represents perhaps the best chance to address a critical issue facing rural America that has been magnified by the pandemic: the devastating s…
The following letter written by Chris Schimmoeller, president of EnvisionFranklinCounty, was addressed to the mayor, Frankfort City Commission, Franklin County judge-executive, Franklin County Fiscal Court, Planning Commission and Kentucky Capital Development Corp.
As Frankfort navigates the most fragile economy in nearly a century, a lack of land to accommodate new manufacturing jobs is a crisis that must be addressed by elected leadership — especially the Franklin County Fiscal Court.
A week after announcing that a 4- to 5-foot fence will be installed around the Governor’s Mansion, the Capital Planning Advisory Board discussed a nearly $50 million upgrade to the Capitol on Wednesday.
It has come to my attention that the large marble statue of Jefferson Davis was recently removed from the Kentucky State Capitol. Four statues remain, depicting likenesses of Henry Clay, Dr. Ephraim McDowell, Alben W. Berkley and Abraham Lincoln.
Restrictions brought on by the pandemic have reduced the demand for certain drugs. In a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report, restrictions resulting from lockdown hindered the production of opiates and impeded cocaine production.
Often, the most challenging times bring about the greatest transformations. COVID-19 has propelled a major shift in the way physicians and other medical providers engage with their patients.
It seems the only thing the Franklin County Fiscal Court can agree on is not agreeing. Over the last several months we have noticed increasing dissension among the court members, and Thursday evening’s meeting was no different. They were at it again — this time over Judge-Executive Huston We…
A couple of years ago, when my daughter got selected to represent our commonwealth of Kentucky at the National History Day (NHD) contest for her video documentary on women’s rights, we visited legislative and judicial buildings in Washington, D.C.
A couple months ago, some public officials and corporate lobbyists began eagerly calling for states to reopen rapidly as the way to solve the COVID-19 problems of mass unemployment and struggling businesses.
My fellow Kentuckians deserve better than an unemployment office that has been starved of funding for years and a system that was designed to tell them “no” when they need help.
This week’s news that a security fence will be built around the Governor’s Mansion is both troubling — due to the fact that there is even a need for one — and reassuring — because it will provide the first family the privacy and safety they deserve.
A few weeks ago we asked readers on social media where the worst stoplight in town is located and judging from the more than 150 responses we received it’s safe to say we have quite a few closet road ragers around here.
Earlier this month, school choice advocates and nonpublic school families across the U.S. celebrated the school choice ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.