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In February, the Downtown Frankfort Inc. Board of Directors voted on a resolution in support of creating a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to facilitate the development of Parcels B and C in downtown Frankfort. Now we are all consumed with the battle to contain COVID-19 and the health…

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In the midst of COVID-19 chaos, it can be difficult to maintain a positive outlook. Reading about our city's and county’s decision to close certain public parks makes me empathize with the many Frankfort families who are currently trying to corral kids or get some reprieve from a certain spouse.

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I don’t think any of us could have imagined what has transpired over the last few weeks. The coronavirus has not only plagued the world as a public health pandemic, but it has very quickly devastated our economy and upended our normal business and daily routines.

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I’m a nonprofit attorney, and for the last four years, I’ve represented a lot of people who receive public benefits. But this year for the first time, I offered to help a close friend with her family’s application for food stamps (now called SNAP). 

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According to the 2019 National Vital Statistics Reports, more than 14,000 firearm homicides were committed in the U.S. in 2017. While this number may seem small in a country that now has more than 320 million people, and it may explain why no politician has proposed an effective solution to …

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In 1999, there was a major problem of infanticide and newborn abandonment growing all over the country. Mothers who could not take care of their newborns out of panic and fear were abandoning their babies, and, if not found in time, these little ones lost their lives, and these mothers were …

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Frankfort is in the midst of private and public investment that is unprecedented for at least a generation or more — the federal grant to upgrade the Second Street corridor; the newly constructed Mayo-Underwood Building; Simon Warehouse Building and Marcus Building renovations; the opportuni…

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Legislation passed by the Kentucky House of Representatives intended to provide long-term relief from steep increases in pension payments faced by quasi-government agencies like regional universities, health departments and rape crisis centers represents small steps in the right direction.

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Recently Kentucky legislators introduced House Bill 1, the latest attempt to make accessing vital public programs even more difficult for the Kentuckians who need them most.

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Each time it passes new legislation, Kentucky’s General Assembly has an opportunity to address barriers faced by Kentuckians of color and promote policies that allow all of us to thrive, or it can take steps that exacerbate disparities.

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It was a somewhat cool January, but things are beginning to heat up in Frankfort. The Kentucky General Assembly resumed its duties as members wrapped up week four of the 2020 Regular Session, bringing the first month of the new year to a close.

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The character of a community is defined as much by its built environment as the people who inhabit it. Though the strip development approaching Frankfort ties it to almost anywhere in the U.S., its downtown and residential districts as well as its rural beauty beyond the suburbs give it a ve…

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So it looks like we will be getting a new YMCA sometime in the future. This is exciting news for our community and for all of us swimmers, cardio equipment users and group fitness class participants!

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The compilation of complaints and suggestions made by local developers over past two years was sent to me and other magistrates dated Dec. 20 under cover letter of Danny Willis Kentucky Capital Development Corp. board chairman.

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In U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s recent State Journal column ("Guest columnist: Trump was impeached because Democrats don't like him," Jan. 2), he cleverly crafts a massive barrage of long, lawyerly arguments to make you believe that President Donald Trump is completely innocent in his handling of t…

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In 2018, the General Assembly and Kentucky voters demonstrated their strong support for crime victims when they overwhelmingly adopted the Marsy’s Law constitutional amendment. Their intent was as clear as their message: “You deserve better, we support you, and your voice matters." 

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