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As the Franklin County County High School Booster Club, we just wanted to write a response to the letter from Jim Daniel (“Letter: High school football teams don't need professional fields,” Dec. 6). We find it to be misleading and just wanted to offer a differing viewpoint to what Daniel is…

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Frankfort is a thriving community. To continue to thrive, we must invest in the future. It would be utter folly to tear down the Broadway Bridge based on a recent engineering report without getting a second opinion. When Frankfort went through the strategic planning process last year, the Bo…

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If marijuana legalization still seems like a distant issue, something that’s happening out west or in Canada, it won’t be that way for long. On Jan. 1, it will be as close as a drive across the Ohio River, thanks to Illinois’ decision to become the 11th state allowing adult recreational use.

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Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even cost lives.

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Envision Franklin County was formed 15 years ago out of concerns about poorly planned, destructive development. We advocate for smart growth with infill development that creates attractive, walkable communities which don't sprawl onto important rural lands.

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We are FPB. (And when I say we, I mean all of us.) I know I’ve written in these pages before about the value of the Frankfort Plant Board as a public utility. But, after recently attending a conference hosted by the American Public Power Association, I was inspired to put things in a differe…

Food brings us together and creates the conditions to be healthy and happy. As we give thanks this season, let’s ensure all Kentuckians can put food on the table with the help of one of the best hunger-fighting, poverty-reducing, health-improving tools we have. 

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At the end of October, President Donald Trump announced U.S. special operations forces eliminated Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world’s most wanted terrorist and the vile leader of ISIS. Whatever your politics, every American should express sincere gratitude to the intelligence professionals and…

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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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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…