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The failed administration of former Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II was predictable, his track record uninspiring when he arrived in Frankfort in 2017. With a foot in Las Vegas throughout his tenure, Brown never demonstrated that he was fully invested in a job tha…

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The 2021 Interim of the Kentucky General Assembly began last month with a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Education, on which I serve as co-chairman. A tumultuous 2020-2021 school year leaves us to reflect on the experiences of our students, teachers, parents and communities. Lesso…

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Editor's note: This is the first in a series of occasional literary columns from local writer, editor and publisher Chris Helvey.

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When you think about the cornerstones of our society and the institutions that carry the most weight, various influences come to mind right away. You might think of decisionmakers in Washington and Frankfort, or companies like Twitter and Facebook that have become leading sources for news an…

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Looking for something new to visit in Frankfort this weekend? The Capital City Museum officially reopens its doors to the public on Saturday following an extensive renovation project that spanned 12 months.

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Attorney General Daniel Cameron has given the greenlight for public officials to hide public records on their private devices. Remember the controversy around public records on Hillary Clinton’s private email server? The one used in part to get around public disclosure laws? That kind of thi…

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This is a response to the June 25-27 full page paid advertisement in The State Journal, “Let Kentucky Capital Development Corporation (KCDC) Do Its Job!” Contrary to the title, that is exactly what our group of concerned citizens, as well as the Franklin County Fiscal Court and the city comm…

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With the recent resignations of all three city-appointed board members in the past two months, the only remaining members of the six-person Kentucky Capital Development Corp. (KCDC) board are county appointees.

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The clean energy future is building momentum right here in Kentucky. During June, Kentucky’s Electric Generation and Transmission siting board approved one of the latest applications in Kentucky to construct a 100-megawatt solar facility in Madison County — one of several large-scale merchan…

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Could the lives of two Franklin County residents been saved had they been wearing helmets while riding a motorcycle on Cardwell Lane early Wednesday morning? We may not know that answer for a few more weeks when toxicology and autopsy results come back, but there is evidence that wearing hel…

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant financial turmoil for many Kentucky families. Thousands of mothers were forced to leave the workforce to tend to children out of school. Restrictions on businesses resulted in some people working fewer hours or losing their jobs altogether. Many conti…

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If cities like Frankfort are going to compete in the future, they must adapt to take advantage of changing trends in the workforce and global economy. Rather than let the world pass us by, the City of Frankfort took a bold step this week by approving and announcing our partnership with Inter…

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