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Together Frankfort will host an event to encourage discussion around Kentucky elections on Tuesday. 

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In her op-ed ("Don't determine vote by false labeling, Aug. 14), Phyllis Sower assures us that President Donald Trump is not a racist. She must be right, because she says she has “not seen or heard any proof to support such a claim.” She must be right because one of our two major parties, th…

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In 2016, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a scathing opinion to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in an open records dispute involving access to child fatality or near fatality records maintained by the Cabinet.

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It’s not often that a company returns money to its customers when it realizes a savings. But because the Frankfort Plant Board is a public utility, it is not beholden to corporate shareholders. As a municipal utility, you and I — its customers — are its owners. And that’s why when you get yo…

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School safety has garnered much attention in recent years. The passage of Senate Bill 1, the “School Safety Bill,” in our state demonstrates the type of positive legislation that can occur when parties work together. 

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In full disclosure for anyone who is reading this column and does not know who I am, I am the president of the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association (TNAi). I have held that position since August 2017. So, I have been front and center in the FPB’s reservoir project debate for nearly two years.

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A letter to the editor in The State Journal ("No gray area when it comes to racism and the president," Aug. 3-4) inspired the thoughts that follow. The author, while claiming not to be writing about politics, urged readers to vote Democratic for the sole reason, the author asserts, that the …

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In four days, the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate filed, heard, debated and ultimately passed HB1. While this bill is supposed to solve the mess created by both chambers at the end of the regular legislative session, it violates the law and manages to exacerbate KRS’ funding issues.  

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In the recent editorial ("(Stephen) Mason brings statesmanship to a feud that needs to end”, July 19), The State Journal opined that the Frankfort Plant Board "acted in good faith in identifying the most cost-effective option for ratepayers" while "Tanglewood residents (TNAi) have legitimate…

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Like Paula Moore ("Community, Humane Society must commit to new shelter," Thursday, July 18) and countless others who have posted on The State Journal website and on social media, I have followed the commentary being expressed about the proposed plan for a new Humane Society shelter. I am mo…

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With the city’s mural guidelines now in place, it’s a good time to share news about some exciting additions to Frankfort’s cultural landscape through a new initiative called Arts Downtown. Using funds raised locally, this program will bring five sculptures and three murals to our community t…

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I write in response to the June 19 editorial “FPB pay hikes should be in line with COLA,” which stated: "Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to the supplemental income of retirees, veterans and disabled Americans — many of whom are FPB r…

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June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ community and for all of us who support them. They are our loved ones, neighbors, co-workers and friends. They are Americans, entitled to the same freedoms and protection as their straight allies.  

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Congratulations to Ed Powe and Frankfort’s Focus on Race Relations (FORR) for their plan to erect a memorial to African American men who were lynched in Frankfort at the Singing Bridge just a little more than a century ago. This is long overdue.

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“She is 18 years old and she’s scared. She’s getting on a plane today at 1 p.m. on her way to Washington D.C. to have an abortion … unless she can find a willing family to adopt her baby. If someone will take it, she will have it.”  

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George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Henry Clay. These great Americans grew hemp in the United States long before it became illegal over much of the 20th century.

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The epidemic of illegal drug abuse is one of the most difficult challenges facing our communities. Our region’s harrowing experience with opioids has been well documented and remains an ongoing struggle for those who are addicted and their families. Increasingly, the scourge of methamphetami…

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Adolescent and teen use of e-cigarettes or vaping products has doubled or nearly doubled in Kentucky in the last two years, according to the 2018 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Survey. About 1 in 4 10th and 12th graders and 1 in 7 eighth graders in the commonwealth vaped in 2018. This Ke…

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Another of Kentucky’s off-year primary elections, complete with poor – if somewhat better than expected — turnout and the completely unnecessary and wasteful spending of millions of taxpayer dollars, has come and gone.

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