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They say actions speak louder than words, but our voices speak volumes about us. And no, I am not talking about the voices rattling around in my head, but rather the one that comes out of my mouth.

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As COVID-19 infections fall, vaccination rates rise, and America reopens, this upcoming summer should be full of optimism and hope. But, for too many Kentucky businesses and families, our miraculous recovery is being undermined by Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending and irresponsib…

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I am very concerned about the struggle that Kentuckians face — and, in reality, all Americans face — in coming to grips with conflicting interpretations of our collective heritage. Now, as in the past, Kentuckians have an opportunity to lead the way.

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In the summer of 2017, I walked into my first newsroom meeting bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. It was the first week of my first-ever newsroom internship here at The State Journal.

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During a recent 11 days in the Middle East, Hamas and the Israeli military traded death through the skies. We watched with sorrow, if not horror, as 248 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed — 66 were children.

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A new voting law codifying some of the temporary measures taken mid-pandemic by Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams, the state’s chief election officer, and supported by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear represent a good-faith effort to take bipartisan advantage of COVID-19 to modernize K…

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In April, folks from around the country celebrated Second Chance Month, an initiative dedicated to removing barriers to reentry after incarceration and showing compassion for those who are returning to our communities.

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Central Kentucky is a geological island. Sitting atop a dome of limestone, its terrain gently rolls along like a series of offshore waves. Back roads crown the peaks and valleys of this rolling farmland, and when my car sputters to the crests of the waves I feel as though I am looking down o…

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Despite the growing number of potholes slowing drivers on the commonwealth’s highways following pavement-unfriendly weather this spring, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to experience smooth sailing in its ongoing practice of awarding single-bid contracts that exceed its own int…

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It is that time of year again. The time when we honor all of the graduates of Franklin County Schools. Each year, students from Franklin County High School and Western Hills High School walk across the stage, shake my hand, and collect that most precious piece of paper that they have worked …

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As Kentucky’s governor, I have spent the last 15 months leading our war against COVID-19. We have experienced significant pain, grief and loss, but through aggressive action and the commitment of our people, we have suffered fewer casualties per capita than most U.S. states.

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I write this in response to the guest column “Was justice achieved in George Floyd case?,” May 18), which I very much enjoyed as it presented a position that forces people to think rather than to simply agree or disagree. There is a lot going on in this piece, not the least of which is his c…

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I read with great interest the lyrics to an old Jimmy Buffet song called “Bama Breeze." It was written about the old Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar at Perdido Key, Florida.

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To review the problem of wages in America is to revisit the concept as three parts in which the possibility exists for fairness, equity and morality. While the possibility is 100%, the probability for change depends upon the willingness of the American citizens, through our representatives, …

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Censorship by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube of free-market views provides a stark reminder that the far left, which favors lockdowns over liberties, seeks opportunity to control activity on the internet — one of the greatest tools for freedom ever created.

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Last week the string of positive economic news continued in the commonwealth. Kentucky’s sales tax receipts from April hit $486.5 million and our vehicle usage tax receipts hit over $64 million. These are the highest ever reported in the history of the commonwealth and they are generated sol…

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Despite the difficulties brought on by COVID-19 over these past 14 months, I was happy to join my fellow Kentuckians in witnessing the Kentucky Derby once again showcasing an excitement only our commonwealth can offer.

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This column started innocently enough. I was listening to a segment on “The Anna and Raven Show” — a radio program on Frankfort’s newest station, Pop Radio 93.5 FM — called “That’s All I Need to Know About You” and decided to borrow the idea.

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Kids Days are returning and will be the second Saturday of each month to the Franklin County Farmers Market. We will be handing out $2 in kids tokens for each child to spend at the market. There will be a planting activity to go along with our farm to plate curriculum, as well as coloring sh…

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Access to reliable, high-speed internet service is now a critical part of everyday life, not only for our families and businesses here in Franklin County but for all Kentuckians across our great commonwealth. We work, learn, conduct business, worship and even receive health care services online.

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As the COVID crisis has been a disaster in many different ways, and now that it seems finally to winding down, it is a good time to think about what Kentucky did right and what it did wrong so that we can avoid similar mistakes in the future.

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