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On a day in which our country is once again faced with an incident where the trust in law enforcement was shaken, and a precious human life was lost, the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police reiterates one of the most basic and primary tenets of our profession: the preservation of life. …

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Think about the industries and businesses which have suffered greatly because of the coronavirus pandemic. Immediately a person considers the airlines, cruise ship industry, restaurants and hotels as those suffering dire financial distress.

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The sight of a tractor making its slow and deliberate way through a freshly plowed field of tobacco here in western Kentucky is somewhat rare nowadays. Our times, they are a’ changin’.

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The text alert arrived with a call to action. I needed to verify with my data breach monitoring company that a cable company had my permission to check my financial background, allowing me to consider them as a streaming entertainment provider. Like many Kentuckians who have been Healthy at …

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As part of Team Kentucky, Andy Beshear and I made a commitment to be good teammates to our fellow Kentuckians, to end the divisive political rhetoric and verbal attacks by demonstrating the compassion, empathy and leadership we believe they deserve.

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We recently received the death certificate for my mother, who died May 4 in an assisted living facility near New York City. “Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome” was the primary cause. And the secondary — no surprise — was “suspected COVID-19.”

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Farewell, Yuma! By March 31, the American death toll from COVID-19 was greater than the 3,460 population of Yuma, Colorado, hometown of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner.

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Thank you for your support of your community newspaper. Thank you for reading and thank you for allowing me to be but a small part of this chapter in the story of the institution. It shouldn’t be possible to have packed the amount of experience and fun I’ve had into a decade in this business, but it is.

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The response of our healthcare workers has been nothing short of amazing during this global health crisis. By now, we have all seen the stark images of overworked health care professionals on the front lines battling the coronavirus.

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As the head of public higher education in Kentucky, I’m usually asked to deliver at least one commencement address each May. If I were giving one this year, I’d probably start by offering both my congratulations and condolences.

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I lost an old friend on Friday night. They said he died from coronavirus-related issues, but he’d been sick for some time.

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An economic crisis such as the one dragging behind this quarantine like a heavy, unbreakable chain squeezes an entire state, revealing or magnifying the true condition of its economy along with the competency — or lack thereof — of its political leadership.

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Our country recently observed National Nurses Week, honoring the dedicated men and women who work around the clock to heal our loved ones. The annual tribute was even more powerful in the midst of the global coronavirus crisis. Health care heroes in Kentucky and across the country are rushin…

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In his36 years in power, Mitch McConnell has wasted no opportunity to sell out Kentucky’s farmers, teachers and veterans. This year, he’ll be ousted by someone who is all three.

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On May 15, city officials declared Atwater, California a “sanctuary city.” Not for undocumented immigrants, but for businesses and churches who choose to ignore governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19-related shutdown orders. The city won’t be enforcing the governor’s edicts. Those edicts, mayor Pa…

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The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education recently unanimously approved HERO pay — a temporary $8 per hour pay increase — for its food service workers for a 7½-week period.

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The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in two cases concerning congressional demands, known as subpoenas, for materials that President Donald Trump claims are intrusions into his private affairs and are not legitimate uses of congressional power.

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McConnell, Paul should support Voting Rights Advancement Act

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The COVID-19 pandemic is not under control in the United States. The disease is still deadly, especially for those who are elderly or immunocompromised. The Trump administration projects deaths per day will nearly double in the United States between now and June 1. Yet some states are starti…

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“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” — Revelation 13: 8

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The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education recently unanimously approved HERO pay — a temporary $8 per hour pay increase — for its food service workers for a 7½-week period.

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One of the things I love about America — and there are many — is her deeply ingrained rebelliousness. When the government tells us to do something, we instinctively question it.

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At a time when little was being done to help churches move toward in-person worship services, leaders from the Kentucky Baptist Convention took the initiative to begin a conversation with Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration.

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Kentucky Baptists were glad to hear Gov. Andy Beshear’s recent announcement that guidelines will soon be in place for churches to begin in-person services on May 20.

Our nation was founded on the unique principle that individuals acting in their own self-interest would overcome the greatest of challenges while keeping government power in check.

Our nation was founded on the unique principle that individuals acting in their own self-interest would overcome the greatest of challenges while keeping government power in check.

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Gov. Beshear, thank you for striving to lead well during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is little doubt that your leadership has prevented the spread of the coronavirus in Kentucky.

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