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Over the past few months we have all gotten used to the new normal. For our family, that means supporting local restaurants by ordering takeout (hence the extra pounds we are all carrying into the joyous holiday season) and limiting our contacts at the grocery store by using Kroger ClickList.

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As residents of Frankfort, we have borne witness since March to several months of protests at our state Capitol, protests which are rooted in conspiracy theory and promulgate rhetoric that is anti-science, anti-public health and anti-economic relief, and which demonize racial justice issues …

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With all the uncertainty surrounding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: Local governments will face a changing financial picture due to decreased sales tax, income tax and other revenues.

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The public is understandably alarmed by the COVID-19 pandemic we have endured since February. All of us know someone who has been infected, and many of us know someone who became very ill or even died.

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Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the most difficult for so many!

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Thanksgiving, like most every other holiday in 2020, will be different this year as health officials and elected leaders encourage local residents to avoid traveling and gathering with anyone outside your immediate household to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And while we shouldn…

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This Thanksgiving, some things will be different for just about everyone. Kentuckians will sit down for dinner with fewer family members and friends than they’re used to seeing. Remembrances of lost or absent loved ones may complicate the holiday’s traditional counting of blessings.

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Public education is big business, costing Kentucky taxpayers $5 billion this year – nearly six times more than human services, four times the amount spent on higher education, three times that of criminal justice and even more than twice what the state spends on Medicaid.

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Many will complain that Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order placing new restrictions on in-person gatherings, restaurants, schools and event venues in the midst of the holiday season is unfair. But we firmly believe the governor is taking the steps necessary to slow an overwhelming increase …

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Regardless of whether there is a holiday or special occasion, consuming alcohol is just something my family does together. Adults drinking beer like it’s water was never something I questioned as a kid.

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Michelle Bruner, a member of Let Them Learn in JCPS — a growing Facebook group of parents calling for the district to reopen schools closed since COVID-19’s onset in March — says her eighth-grade daughter, Sarah, thrives with the constancy offered by traditional in-person schooling. 

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In a 2020 city election cycle notable for slim victory margins, City Commissioner Katrisha Waldridge solidified her standing as Frankfort’s most popular politician. And it’s not even close.

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To say it has been a difficult week in Frankfort is an understatement. From anxiously waiting for days to receive the official results of the Nov. 3 general election to an unprecedented surge in local coronavirus cases and a fatal stabbing in broad daylight across from the police station dow…

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November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, a time for us to bring attention to the prevalence of homeless youth within Kentucky and create an awareness of the challenges faced by students and families experiencing homelessness.

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“Kentucky Kernel editor-in-chief and reporter William Wright appeals the University of Kentucky’s denial of his request ‘to obtain copies of all records detailing the investigation by the University of Kentucky or the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity of a tenured professo…

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As I leave the Kentucky Senate, finally in retirement after coming to the House in 1962, I feel compelled to speak of a sincere concern that effects the continued efficient operation of state government.