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Recently named superintendent of Frankfort Independent Schools, Sheri Satterly knows what it’s like to learn, teach and be an administrator at a small school system — she’s been doing it all her life.

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For nearly 50 years, pro-life Americans have prayed, worked and legislated to overturn the heartbreaking decision of Roe v. Wade. These people of courage and perseverance have given witness to the humanity of the most vulnerable. At last, the U.S. Supreme Court has blotted out one of our nat…

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It’s not news anymore to report that Kentucky has more cancer deaths than any other state in the nation. Our state has been at or near the top of this terrible list for so long now that it’s just regarded as a depressing state of being. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 10,000…

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This Independence Day weekend Americans and Kentuckians alike will celebrate our country’s 246 years of freedom. It’s a joyous occasion, but also one that can create dangerous and even deadly driving situations for those who choose to operate vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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The big news this week is the Supreme Court ruling on the Dobbs case, which most people know as the decision overruling Roe v. Wade. It is longer than possibly any opinion I have ever read, but luckily, staff has created an amazing summary syllabus at the very beginning which I HIGHLY ENCOUR…

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This May, I visited Kyiv to meet with Ukraine’s leaders as they defend their country against Russia’s brutal invasion. It was painful to hear about the impacts of Putin’s aggression directly from Ukrainian officials: mass atrocities, millions of displaced civilians, young soldiers resisting …

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Each day Kentucky families wake up facing uncertainty about whether or not they can afford to fill up their cars or place food on the table. Now, the leftist policies of the Biden Administration have led to the long-term closing of a major manufacturer and putting more than 600 Kentuckians o…

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On the last day of spring, the last day of celebrating Juneteenth in Frankfort, an enormous crowd gathered at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home to honor and say thank you to Sally Everman, 78, our dear friend whose religion was loving kindness. She practiced it every day, every precious moment. S…

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As I picked up my two elementary school children from their last day of school, I wasn’t feeling lighthearted. As I attended my son’s fifth grade graduation, I wasn’t feeling the joy that I should have. Yes, I was happy, but I was also flooded with moments of guilt and sobriety. Over 1,000 m…

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After the massive mail slowdowns and postage hikes of 2021, Congress took action to financially stabilize the U.S. Postal Service by passing a historic, bipartisan postal reform bill. The bill freed the Postal Service from an unreasonable 2006 law demanding that it pre-fund retiree health be…

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Hoping to curb speeding and implement more pedestrian safety measures on Capital Avenue — one of the city’s most iconic streets — the city commission last week requested that staff reach out to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to find out more information into what traffic calming …

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I read with great interest the comments by economists Olivier Blanchard and Paul Krugman, who are sort of the opinion that inflation costs are just a thing that happens when people have more money than they have things. So people want to buy more things, but then a shortage of things happens…

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Things are quiet in Peaks Mill, for now. Buffalo Trace has had some roadblocks recently in their quest to invade the Elkhorn Creek valley thanks to the hundreds of concerned citizens throughout the county. Many Franklin Countians that do not live in Peaks Mill are voicing their opposition to…

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President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year and the Frankfort City Commission followed suit, voting unanimously last June to make the holiday, which marks the emancipation of African American slaves in the U.S., a paid day off for all city staff. But not every government …

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If you’ve gone grocery shopping in Kentucky lately, you saw prices in every aisle that were likely the highest you’ve ever seen. For those of us raising kids, summer is compounding that as we’re buying food for meals that our kids had been getting in school.

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Summer is right around the corner, and now is a perfect time to pencil in your plans for the season. Saturday offers an exciting opportunity to attend the opening night of The Stephen Foster Story in historic Bardstown, which I am proud to call a part of the district I am blessed to represen…

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Earlier this month, six Franklin County Regional Jail inmates were sent to Frankfort Regional Medical Center for suspected fentanyl use. Four of the six were administered Narcan, a medicine used for the treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency, prior to being transported t…

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There are no shortages of songs articulating the complexities of father and child relationships. Bob Dylan offered “Forever Young” as an ode to his son, a healthy heaping of well wishes and pleasantries. Harry Chapin’s “Cats in the Cradle” gives warning of the vicious cycles that sometimes o…

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Kentuckians are feeling the squeeze of inflation. From food to fuel to housing, many of our citizens are facing more financial difficulties than ever before. Thankfully, our elected officials are searching for solutions to help Kentuckians get through these tough times. While we applaud broa…