Whitaker Bank Class of 2020 Virtual Salute
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It's time to graduate for the Class of 2020! View our Whitaker Bank Class of 2020 Virtual Salute to see profiles of graduates, read news from around the area, and submit a profile of your own favorite graduate!

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Let me assure you that I was sorry to see an apparently innocent victim get caught up in a police action intended to decrease the use of deadly drugs in our commonwealth.

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Mainstream media publications are hammering fiscally conservative groups opposed to wasteful spending of tax dollars for accepting temporary financial help in the form of a publicly funded Paycheck Protection Program loan to counter COVID-19 shutdowns.

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As a direct result of Gov. Andy Beshear’s shutdown orders, nearly half of Kentucky’s workforce has filed for unemployment insurance since March. As we reached the end of June, tens of thousands of Kentuckians who had filed jobless claims still had yet to receive the money they were promised …

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Voting for the Democratic nomination to face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is over, but the election is not, because most ballots were mail-in absentees due to the pandemic and were still being counted this week. That means the campaigns aren’t over, either, and that could affect th…

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This is the first Father’s Day my siblings and I will experience without our father. My father, Andrew Lee “Biddie” Mason Sr., was 92 years old at his passing on Dec. 7. He always looked 10 to 15 years younger than he was. I attribute that to good genes, working hard his entire life and a re…

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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. The TIGER grant application identified the Second Street corridor as the focus of anticipated improvements.

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On the afternoon of May 26, my wife and I were lounging in our La-Z-Boys in front of our wide screen television waiting for the latest doom-and-gloom reports on the pandemic COVID-19 that had gripped our world. 

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As most Franklin Country citizens are aware, a developer has proposed a zone change at 690 Duncan Road to allow industrial development on property adjacent to two existing industrial parks. This piece is not to disrespect the opinions of others who oppose the development or discount their fe…

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Our world, nation and commonwealth are experiencing an unprecedented pandemic disaster. The citizens of our city and county have not been exempted from this horror. We have seen lives lost, many are still ill, businesses are closed, industries are failing, and jobs have been terminated. Many…

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Our community is at a watershed moment. Do we allow a historic farm to be leveled and covered with industrial warehousing in the name of economic development? Or do we stake our future on the natural beauty, prime farmland and tourism potential of places like the Blanton Crutcher Farm?

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As part of Team Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear and I made a commitment to be good teammates to our fellow Kentuckians, to end the divisive political rhetoric and verbal attacks by demonstrating the compassion, empathy and leadership we believe they deserve. 

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Editor's note: The following letter was submitted to The State Journal by the South Frankfort Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. A copy of the letter was also sent to the Beshear family.

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There has been lots of emotion regarding “Healthy At Home” and “Healthy At Work.” Protesters are arguing it is their right to do the various activities they did before the pandemic. Skip social distancing, skip wearing masks, go shopping in a crowded store, go swimming, go to church, and more.

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Regarding the article “Fiscal court's inaction on Kentucky Capital Development Corp. budget could lead to agency's temporary shutdown” (May 15), Terri Bradshaw stated that KCDC staff would have to seek unemployment insurance (UI) benefits because the temporary shutdown would lead to KCDC sta…

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Gov. Andy Beshear continues to tell us to stay “Safe at Home,” and he’s right. For many of us, that means a lot more time on the internet to work remotely, keep our kids up to date on school assignments, access telemedicine, tune into public meetings, shop for essentials and stream something…

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Over the past 32 years Frankfort Rotary’s Youth Fund has awarded nearly $300,000 to area graduates to help them continue their training and education. Rotarians realize that in order for local youth to live up to their economic potential as well as to ensure a healthy economy, most students …

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