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After months of wondering if (it) would ever actually arrive, it is really and truly here: High school and college football season in Kentucky is upon us, signaling the beginning of the fall sports season in earnest.

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It’s been 14 years since the Kentucky legislature gave the Transportation Cabinet special permission to speed up the issuance of “Unbridled Spirit” license plates to replace what many Kentuckians dubbed the “Mr. Smiley” or “Teletubbies” license plate — a design that depicted a smiling, risin…

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Congress is set to adjourn at the end of this month, yet its biggest and most urgent piece of business remains undone. With the economy unravelling further from the continuing pandemic and the end of CARES Act stimulus funds, it’s critical that Congress provide a strong additional relief package.

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There are just under 10,000 children in foster care here in Kentucky, a truly staggering number that continues to rise year after year. As I consistently say, our number one mission is to make Kentucky the best place to live and work — and that has to include how we approach the children in …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about abrupt technological changes to our society. 2020 has been defined by students completing class assignments at home, adults performing day-to-day tasks from their kitchen tables, and the virtual meetings that have become common to many of us.

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While west Kentucky is generally removed from riots and mayhem, big cities run by Democrats are delirious with anti-Trump derangement syndrome and blazing a trail of despair. In Portland, Oregon, a political sign held by a Trump supporter got him killed. Riots and violent protests have conti…

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The rise of COVID-19 has understandably re-focused our attention on healthcare access and inequities. One component that hasn’t gotten as much attention, but should, is access to mental healthcare. We’re in a moment where more of us than ever before could benefit from having an established r…

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North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature and Democratic governor got together recently, played some good old-fashioned politics and ended up passing worthwhile legislation expanding school-choice opportunities for children trapped in failing or mediocre schools.

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The next time you are with a group of friends or colleagues, ask them this piece of trivia: “What freedoms are all Americans guaranteed by the First Amendment?”

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We are a nation adrift. Even before the pandemic and George Floyd’s death, the US was piling on problems with little sense that we had either the leadership or the political will to address them. The coronavirus and Black Lives Matter protests have amplified those challenges, throwing older …

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On Friday, Aug. 28, Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana introduced a bill called the “Support Peaceful Protest Act.” Despite the cheery title, its very purpose appears to be to make individuals think twice before attending any sort of protest. If the bill were to pass, it would make it so that an indi…

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Shocking video of a Black Chicago man naked, handcuffed and losing consciousness at the hands of white police officers in Rochester, New York, triggers justifiable outrage and questions, including one that can be painfully difficult to address:

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The pandemic cursing our globe also reveals the fruit of tremendous blessings produced by the private sector’s $1.7 trillion investment in the nation’s broadband networks over the last 20 years, which US Telecom dramatically asserts has brought most Americans access to high-speed internet.

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For decades, arts education has been tenuous in public schools. Some offered students more opportunity than others, but the arts have not been a priority for most.

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I heard a strange rumor recently that there are people out there, far, far away, who don’t spend the majority of their time thinking about politics. Instead of obsessing over tweets, binging on cable news 24/7, and pulling their hair out over the all-caps STATE OF OUR NATION, they’re — ahem …

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As we move deeper into the political season from a national, state and local perspective, I find it most appropriate that myself and the residents of Ward 1 give a well-deserved thank you to the city of Hopkinsville for the visible improvements and infrastructural strides that have been made…

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He’s alive! After watching his widely praised speech at the socially distanced Democratic National Convention, I wondered when Joe Biden would come out of his basement again, even if it was only to give a little balance to the whoppers pouring out of the White House.

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Students, teachers, parents, and school administrators across the Bluegrass have officially undertaken the 2020 school year’s significant challenges.

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For the longest time, President Donald Trump seemed all but unable to figure out who he was running against. But the renewed urban unrest, with fatalities in Kenosha following yet another police shooting of an unarmed Black man, appears to have clarified his thinking.

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In the midst of a global health pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), as a Democratic Governor and a Republican Secretary of State we have proven that we can put partisanship aside to make our elections safer for our people.

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The big oak tree that sits on the campus of First Baptist Church of Eastview has a history. We just don’t know it.

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In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic misery, the divisions among Americans can seem to easily overwhelm the bonds that unite us.

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The updated federal law governing K-12 education policy signed by President Obama in 2015 included a requirement that reformers hoped would reveal how much bang taxpayers get for the $700 billion spent each year on the nation’s public schools.

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Amid an outcry over mail delays and warnings of political inference in November’s general election, roughly two dozen local residents rallied in front of the Frankfort branch of the U.S. Postal Service on Saturday to show their support for the government agency.

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Since the COVID-19 outbreak early in the year, we have been living in very scary and very different times.

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Marches, protests and demonstrations, on the street or now online, are how the United States talks to itself. And, to the benefit of the nation, we are doing a lot of talking these days.

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‘Tis a strange world we inhabit. We have a president from a privileged family tell Bob Woodward — another person from a privileged family, but one who believes he might have some responsibility for promoting equality and helping the less fortunate — that he “has really drunk the (liberal) Ko…

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Congress is set to adjourn at the end of this month, yet its biggest and most urgent piece of business remains undone. With the economy unravelling further from the continuing pandemic and the end of CARES Act stimulus funds, it’s critical that Congress provide a strong additional relief package.

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Marches, protests and demonstrations, on the street or now online, are how the United States talks to itself. And, to the benefit of the nation, we are doing a lot of talking these days.

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As we move deeper into the political season from a national, state and local perspective, I find it most appropriate that myself and the residents of Ward 1 give a well-deserved thank you to the city of Hopkinsville for the visible improvements and infrastructural strides that have been made…

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Some of us have heard the story of the article in the New York Sun newspaper by Francis P. Church, one of its editors, in 1897 entitled “Is There is a Santa Claus?”

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Some of us have heard the story of the article in the New York Sun newspaper by Francis P. Church, one of its editors, in 1897 entitled “Is There is a Santa Claus?”

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A week after the Democrats convened under a platform that could best be summarized as “We’re not Donald Trump’s party,” Republicans approved a platform that essentially said, “We’re all-Trump, all the time.”