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It was 23 years ago today — in what seems like another lifetime — that I achieved one of my dreams, but quite frankly the only reason I even remember the date is because it is also my brother’s birthday.

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For today’s kindergartners, being prepared for school is more than just knowing the ABCs and 1, 2, 3s. According to the latest results from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, the number of Frankfort Independent Schools kindergartners who are ready for school shot up 36 percentage poin…

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By now most of you have read the letters of support or opposition that have been published in The State Journal over the last couple of weeks. By now almost all of you have formed a stance, opinion or thoughts in regards to these topics.

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As a legal aid attorney in Eastern Kentucky, I spent a lot more time giving financial advice to people my parents’ age than I did in a courtroom. If you think a millennial giving advice to baby boomers sounds uncomfortable, it is. The conversations often started with unforeseeable medical de…

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Though Gov. Matt Bevin has refused to concede the gubernatorial general election to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear and has requested a recanvass, fellow Republicans U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have faced the reality that the unpopular governor’s stint h…

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To say Kelly Everman, executive director of Downtown Frankfort Inc., has left her stamp on the capital city would be an understatement. During her tenure, she has led the charge on numerous projects from legalizing Sunday alcohol sales and organizing events such as the Downtown Summer Concer…

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It’s been 100 years since the last Kentuckians who fought in World War I came home. Veterans Day — which is celebrated on Monday — gives us an opportunity to thank those who have served America in our military.

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The Bluegrass State is synonymous with horse racing, bourbon and Kentucky Fried Chicken. However, the time has come for Kentuckians to put down the drumstick and pass on the extra helping of mashed taters. Data released this week shows Kentuckians’ waistlines are expanding.

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A recent letter from the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) to The State Journal (“Letter: Columnist presents 'distorted view' of new law,” Oct. 18) expressed support for changes to Kentucky’s net metering law and claimed that the new law is not “anti-solar.” The letter dismissed concerns about …

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For just the third time ever, Franklin County High School’s football team completed an undefeated regular season on Friday. The 10-0 Flyers will take their unbeaten record into this week’s first round of the playoffs against Waggener, and we encourage the community to come out and support th…

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In the beginning of our nation, many people in this country could not vote. The 1778 Constitution provided suffrage — the right to vote — to white male property owners who had reached the required age of majority. African Americans, Native Americans, women and males under 21 years of age wer…

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Depending on how you look at it, 51-55% is either roughly half full or half empty. It is also the voter turnout percentage that Franklin County Clerk Jeff Hancock expects for Tuesday’s gubernatorial election — about half of the county’s approximately 37,000 registered voters.

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