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To say this basketball season has been a special one for Frankfort High School coach Chris O’Bryan and his family would be an understatement. In a span of less than two months, the second-year coach has witnessed his wife, Jacqueline Coleman, sworn in as the 58th lieutenant governor, paced t…

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On Monday, the superintendents of both local school districts asked the Frankfort City Commission for $1.5 million to upgrade the athletic fields at the three area high schools to synthetic turf. While the debate over whether to finance the project played out on the front page, we couldn’t h…

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In U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s recent State Journal column ("Guest columnist: Trump was impeached because Democrats don't like him," Jan. 2), he cleverly crafts a massive barrage of long, lawyerly arguments to make you believe that President Donald Trump is completely innocent in his handling of t…

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In 2018, the General Assembly and Kentucky voters demonstrated their strong support for crime victims when they overwhelmingly adopted the Marsy’s Law constitutional amendment. Their intent was as clear as their message: “You deserve better, we support you, and your voice matters." 

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A total of 34 candidates are vying for three local and three state legislative offices and with the Jan. 10 filing deadline for the May primary election in the rearview mirror, now is the perfect time to lay a few general ground rules for what we will and won’t accept in the form of election…

A few months back loyal State Journal reader Bob Gullette, a man about town if ever there was one, dropped me an email suggesting that I pen a column on my “new life as an editor as opposed to a reporter.” My response was that it would bore readers to death but he insisted so I figured I’d g…

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The Taj Mahal of pedways — the Mary E. Sias Pedestrian Walkway, which connects Kentucky State University’s main campus above East Main Street to dormitories and athletic fields to the south — was crowned with its final touch earlier this week, a KSU sign matching the one near the campus entrance. 

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The new Republican secretary of state’s effort to curb voter fraud by requiring official photo identification before gaining access to the voting booth would make it more difficult for Kentuckians to vote in elections — particularly for the elderly, minorities and disabled populations.

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In 1960, as the American people entered a new year and, notably, a new decade, the electorate chose a new face to serve as its president. As the youngest president ever elected, John F. Kennedy’s historic victory signaled that a new generation of leadership was ready to serve. He would say s…

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It’s no accident that Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the first African American elected to the office, is neck-and-neck with Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles in The State Journal’s informal poll asking which of the GOP constitutional officers has the brightest political future in Kentucky.

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Health coverage is foundational to good health and in Kentucky, no single insurer is as foundational as Medicaid. In a very real way, Medicaid is for all of us; from childhood, through our working years, to senior care, Medicaid covers all Kentuckians in all stages of life.

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It is an exciting time for Frankfort. As we look to the new decade, we can expect to see a lot of exciting changes, many of which come from Frankfort’s Downtown Master Plan.

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Monday marked a major milestone for Kentucky women. It was 100 years ago that the state legislature ratified the 19th Amendment, which eventually led to full voting rights for all women when the ratification to the U.S. Constitution was completed on Aug. 18, 1920.

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For the state with the worst animal protection laws in the country for 12 years running, according to annual reports published by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), a particularly gruesome animal cruelty case in Floyd County stresses the need for stiffer legislation.

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