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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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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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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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Frankfort is by no means the land of equality or a hotbed of liberalism, but I thought when I left my "Old Kentucky Home" in 2016 the community at large and the LGBTQ identifying folks were starting to communicate. Jump ahead to Phyllis Sower’s commentary in this newspaper ("Guest columnist:…

As my husband will readily attest, I am abominable at visualizing which Tupperware container will hold the dinner leftovers. Without fail I pick one that is too small and end up splattering the counter and myself with the contents while attempting to snap the lid shut.

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It’s officially flu season, and a good time of year to get serious about Vitamin C intake, getting enough sleep and extra handwashing. Behavior matters, of course, but Kentuckians’ ability to get through flu season without a minor illness turning into a major event is largely predicated on b…

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In 2017, the City of Frankfort applied for and, in 2018, was awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation grant from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

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On behalf of Yes Arts, the Franklin County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) and the Franklin County Health Department (FCHD), we would like to thank the community for its extraordinary support and engagement during the recent substance abuse prevention summit. More than 300 people at…

After spending a handful of days visiting my folks in the Maryland mountains over fall break, I was overjoyed when we returned home to Central Kentucky with its friendly faces and hospitality. You see, there are certain Southern mannerisms that are frowned upon in northern states.

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Signs of change are everywhere in Frankfort: road construction, building renovation and new traffic patterns. Growth signals change, and change can be uncomfortable, especially as Frankfort is moving into previously uncharted areas of growth in our downtown.

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Recently I went to a presentation on community solar energy by a speaker from North Carolina State University who has received funds for consulting with co-ops and municipal electrical utilities in the Southeast. He had spoken with Frankfort Plant Board General Manager Gary Zheng earlier in …

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In what may be the single most important victory for open government in recent memory, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Thursday in which it repudiated the Legislative Research Commission’s argument that it, and not the courts, are the final arbiter of access to records of the LR…

With her cheerful answers to questions I didn’t ask and her inability to shut up no matter how many times I repeat myself, there are moments when it feels as though we have a fourth kid in the house — Alexa (the Amazon Echo).

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A diagnosis of cancer or other long-term medical conditions can be life changing, not only for the patient but for their family. Some family members will take on caregiving roles as a result. If you find yourself caring for a loved one, rest assured that you can provide good care for them wh…

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Over the past few months, Kentucky’s severely overcrowded jails have been in the spotlight. While other states have enacted significant criminal justice reforms, reducing their prison and jail populations without compromising public safety, the trajectory in Kentucky is in the opposite direction.

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In response to The State Journal's recent editorial (“Rosen pleads case for FPB reappointment to commissioners who might not get a say,” Sept. 13) which stated, “Touting her experience and expertise, Frankfort Plant Board Chair Anna Marie Pavlik Rosen took the extraordinary step this week of…

If the divorce becomes official in coming days, it should come as no surprise. The political marriage of Mayor Bill May and Frankfort Plant Board Chair Anna Marie Pavlik Rosen was a bad match from the beginning, propped up the past two years only by the mayor’s rivalry with a former city com…

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