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Access to reliable, high-speed internet service is now a critical part of everyday life, not only for our families and businesses here in Franklin County but for all Kentuckians across our great commonwealth. We work, learn, conduct business, worship and even receive health care services online.

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As the COVID crisis has been a disaster in many different ways, and now that it seems finally to winding down, it is a good time to think about what Kentucky did right and what it did wrong so that we can avoid similar mistakes in the future.

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A little more than a year ago, none of us could have imagined anything like COVID-19. We went from gathering with family and friends anytime in our homes or at restaurants and working in traditional environments surrounded by co-workers to a complete shutdown overnight.

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With Kentucky’s 2021 General Assembly now behind us, and with issues of police violence against Black Americans remaining in the national spotlight, it’s a good time to recognize the progress in this legislative session’s criminal justice reforms while being honest about the many changes tha…

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The use of the legal mechanism of a depressed and suppressed minimum wage is no more than "economic waterboarding." Continued use of a mandated minimum wage, not raised for the last 12 years, is part of the rationalization used to maintain obscenely low income, wealth inequality and a financ…

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When the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, it brought with it a sudden loss of stability and control, isolation and helplessness. The world as we knew it was no longer the one we lived in. Over the past year, we have had to figure what it means to live our lives now. People b…

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Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America — many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school voucher prog…

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I read with great interest Sarah Lyall’s “We Have All Hit a Wall” in the New York Times because I learned a new word. The new word is “anhedonia” and it means the inability to feel pleasure.

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February’s bitterly cold temperatures, pushing deep into the southern U.S. and persisting for days, severely tested Texas’ electric infrastructure, exposing weaknesses and providing valuable lessons about reliability. 

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As a group of trade organizations that collectively represent the largest natural gas producing region in the country comprising an operational footprint of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, our member companies employ hundreds of thousands directly and indirectly and…

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There comes a point in every legislative session when amendments are flying on and off bills, and the numbers are changing every time we blink. The budget is now getting passed essentially overnight, and my to-do lists each day are not formed until minutes before items are due.

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Patriotism is often defined as a strong love for one’s country. However, this love of country can often be expressed in different ways by different people. Some people show their patriotism through displaying the flag. Some express it through American traditions such as the national anthem. …

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When economies falter and hardship rises, governments must respond with vigorous action. It's a lesson our country learned in the 1930s with the New Deal but had seemingly forgotten during the painful decade that followed the Great Recession. 

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It appears that common-sense conservatism will prevail over crony capitalists and their seeming obsession with raising the commonwealth’s gas tax despite the lingering economic uncertainty created by the fallout from COVID-19.

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I read with great interest the recent articles about all the challenges and choices facing our elected leaders in Frankfort and Franklin County.

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Gov. Andy Beshear, thousands of Kentuckians are counting on you. It’s hard when you don’t have all the answers. I get it. We all face challenges in life that you just cannot figure out. It’s painful and frustrating, and you let your pride get in the way of asking for help. In the case of Ken…

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Kentucky’s General Assembly recently passed a resolution to condemn the anti-Semitic and hatred. This resolution had full support of members. It is good to know that our members are working for everyday issues of our commonwealth beyond COVID-19.  

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