Whitaker Bank Class of 2020 Virtual Salute
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Following a week in which racial tensions and violence boiled over in many cities across the country, triggered by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers, we're reminded of — and grateful for — this community's tradition of peaceful protests.

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As part of Team Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear and I made a commitment to be good teammates to our fellow Kentuckians, to end the divisive political rhetoric and verbal attacks by demonstrating the compassion, empathy and leadership we believe they deserve. 

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Editor's note: The following letter was submitted to The State Journal by the South Frankfort Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. A copy of the letter was also sent to the Beshear family.

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A back-and-forth legal dispute over sign height, zoning and ample parking coupled with the 2008 recession set back the building of Frankfort’s Cracker Barrel 14 years. And while that is water under the bridge, we are guessing it won’t take nearly that long for locals to voice their opinion o…

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There has been lots of emotion regarding “Healthy At Home” and “Healthy At Work.” Protesters are arguing it is their right to do the various activities they did before the pandemic. Skip social distancing, skip wearing masks, go shopping in a crowded store, go swimming, go to church, and more.

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Regarding the article “Fiscal court's inaction on Kentucky Capital Development Corp. budget could lead to agency's temporary shutdown” (May 15), Terri Bradshaw stated that KCDC staff would have to seek unemployment insurance (UI) benefits because the temporary shutdown would lead to KCDC sta…

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What started with the singing of the complete lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Sunday’s Patriots Day/Second Amendment Rally on the back Capitol lawn escalated when several attendees suspended Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy holding a sign reading “Sic Semper Tyrannis” — translated as "Thu…

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Gov. Andy Beshear continues to tell us to stay “Safe at Home,” and he’s right. For many of us, that means a lot more time on the internet to work remotely, keep our kids up to date on school assignments, access telemedicine, tune into public meetings, shop for essentials and stream something…

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Back in February when we launched our weekly Ask the Candidates series questioning those vying for Frankfort mayor and city commission seats about their positions on important issues, we had no way of knowing what a valuable feature it would become for Frankfort voters. Many of you have told us so.

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Over the past 32 years Frankfort Rotary’s Youth Fund has awarded nearly $300,000 to area graduates to help them continue their training and education. Rotarians realize that in order for local youth to live up to their economic potential as well as to ensure a healthy economy, most students …

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An economic crisis such as the one dragging behind this quarantine like a heavy, unbreakable chain squeezes an entire state, revealing or magnifying the true condition of its economy along with the competency — or lack thereof — of its political leadership.

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I disagree with the portrayal of the issues found in The State Journal column “Steve Stewart: Can a change agent navigate city’s political minefields?”, Feb. 8-9. This column perpetuates a myopic view of the community as being divided into two mutually exclusive camps. 

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