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Every once in a while, it’s nice to be reminded of our humanity. As humans, we are free to experience those cringeworthy, “I-might-be-the-only-person-on-the-planet-who-this-happens-to” feelings when we make a belly-busting blunder and an embarrassing gaff. I like to refer to these such momen…

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Providing Kentuckians with more than 22,500 good-paying jobs and $1.23 billion in payroll, as well as an economic output of around $9 billion, Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry is as strong as it’s ever been. For the first time in history, the average salary for a worker in the distilled…

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On Sept. 8, the Frankfort/Franklin County Planning Commission voted 6-3 to delay a decision related to a proposed text amendment that would allow the county and city to put bourbon barrel warehouses under conditional use in agricultural (AG) zones. In effect, Commissioner Paul Looney made a …

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Our society can be contradictory at times. We celebrate when loved ones finish treatment cancer-free, but yet we don’t usually extend the same congratulatory wishes when someone overcomes a drug or alcohol addiction. It’s almost as though those who battle addiction and mental health issues a…

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In an age of convenience when groceries are delivered to your door, movie tickets are paid for online and dining equates curbside pickup, the City of Frankfort is jumping into the game by streamlining its services with the rollout of its new mobile phone app, SeeClickFix.

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September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, with the week of Sept. 10-16 designated National Suicide Prevention Week. Originally, the awareness was one day, Sept. 10, the result of a collaborative effort between the World Health Organization and the International Association for Sui…

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The great irony arising out of COVID’s lingering effect is that businesses struggle to fill positions while many able-bodied adults sit it out, unwilling to forego their government benefits by returning to the workforce.

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The Kentucky Public Pension Authority today released the $1.2 million taxpayer funded Calcaterra Report. The fact-based report was generated by outside counsel, Calcaterra Pollack LLP, at the conclusion of the New York law firm’s investigation into “specific investment activities conducted b…

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For the second time in the past four months, Frankfort Independent Schools has suffered a massive blow to its school board. In early April former FIS Superintendent Houston Barber turned in his notice that he had accepted a deputy superintendent position at Fayette County Public Schools. Las…

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When it comes to the major challenges facing the world today, most of us would agree that climate change, the pandemic, poverty and political unrest are at the top of the list. Few, however, would include a group of chemicals found on and in a variety of everyday items within our homes.

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“Look for the helpers,” is sound advice we have come to rely on in the aftermath of tragedy. The phrase originated from Nancy McFeely Rogers, but her words were later popularized by her son, Fred Rogers, in his book, “Mister Rogers Talks with Parents.”

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Count us among those who are grateful that the TIGER Grant work on Second Street is nearly complete. The roadway, which has been closed for approximately 1½ years, reopened to traffic at the end of last month and is slated for a final resurface next week.

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I’ve been reading a lot this summer and what follows is a brief sharing of a few of the more memorable reads. Some are new releases, some are old faves, but all share valuable images, lines, phrases, and emotional moments with their readers. I enjoyed reading each volume, and thought you mig…

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Despite the continued rhetoric and misinformation that unfortunately is continuing to erode the public’s trust in our elections, the fact is that there is no widespread voter fraud in our great Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The so-called “Restore Election Integrity” tour commandeered by Kentuck…

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Many words have been written about the failure of leadership. For many who followed the legislature's special session, most disappointing for the hundreds of families who have lost everything was the failure of leadership to address the immediate housing needs. To quote the words of Robert K…

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"We recognize a person's dignity or worth when we give him credit for what he has done. The amount we give is inversely proportional to the conspicuousness of the causes of his behavior," said B.F. Skinner, noted behavioral psychologist and utopian novelist, in the book, "Beyond Freedom and …

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As we celebrate Labor Day, it is worth taking a moment to remember why it has held a permanent place on the calendar for more than half of our country’s history.

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