Those who don’t think change is possible should take a trip downtown. After continual resurfacing every few years, traffic now flows in both directions on two-way West Main Street and the city is awash in color, compliments of numerous recently installed murals around town — something that s…
Congress is set to adjourn at the end of this month, yet its biggest and most urgent piece of business remains undone. With the economy unravelling further from the continuing pandemic and the end of CARES Act stimulus funds, it’s critical that Congress provide a strong additional relief package.
As a professor whose research has focused on modern Russian history, I am stunned and appalled to have to admit parallels between Donald Trump’s views of American prisoners of war and those Joseph Stalin held of Red Army troops taken captive by the Germans.
There is chilling news in Frankfort as close friend and colleague Sen. Gerald Neal, D-Louisville, was diagnosed with COVID-19. He admitted himself to the hospital after experiencing mild symptoms, and his prognosis is good.
It’s been 14 years since the Kentucky legislature gave the Transportation Cabinet special permission to speed up the issuance of “Unbridled Spirit” license plates to replace what many Kentuckians dubbed the “Mr. Smiley” or “Teletubbies” license plate — a design that depicted a smiling, risin…
Facing a fierce public outcry, the U.S. Postal Service is “suspending” its sudden cost-cutting moves — tossing out high-speed sorting machines, uprooting collection boxes, reducing post office hours and eliminating carrier overtime — that have slowed mail delivery and threatened the on-time …
With a career spanning 2½ decades, Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carmen Inman has been an integral part of the local business community. Late last month, she announced her mid-October retirement in a letter to chamber board Chair Paola Roe.
Though hard to believe, September is here and pretty soon we’ll be trading our flip-flops for boots, shorts for jeans and tank tops for flannels. It’s also time for the store shelves to become en-“gourd”-ged with pumpkin spice products.
The pandemic cursing our globe also reveals the fruit of tremendous blessings produced by the private sector’s $1.7 trillion investment in the nation’s broadband networks over the last 20 years, which US Telecom dramatically asserts has brought most Americans access to high-speed internet.
It is with personal sorrow that I read the guest column from 24 former overcomers now opposed to options for youth (“Guest columnist: 24 former 'ex-gay' leaders unite to oppose conversion therapy,” Aug. 19).
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that $15 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds will be set aside to finance a new eviction relief program to assist landlords and tenants throughout the commonwealth dealing with the COVID-19 public health crisis. The f…
In arguably the most distressed economy in a century, Frankfort and Franklin County are wandering aimlessly, lacking vision and clarity of purpose.
With the state surpassing 50,000 COVID-19 cases this week and many Kentucky schools starting in-person classes at the end of the month, Gov. Andy Beshear hinted Wednesday that he expects to extend the mandate requiring people to wear facial coverings in public.
In the midst of a global health pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), as a Democratic governor and a Republican secretary of state we have proven that we can put partisanship aside to make our elections safer for our people.
The updated federal law governing K-12 education policy signed by President Barack Obama in 2015 included a requirement that reformers hoped would reveal how much bang taxpayers get for the $700 billion spent each year on the nation’s public schools.
In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has canceled everything from classes to concerts, we are grateful for the continuity of one tradition that has been uninterrupted for the past 145 years — the Kentucky Derby.