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My father passed away in 2002, a few days after Father’s Day, but his legacy hangs over me like the branches of a cool shade tree. more
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Spend a couple of hours and learn how to save a life. more
As a father, I cherish the memories already made with my two daughters and anticipate the milestones still ahead of them. more
The youth vaping crisis is putting the health of our children at risk. To address this rampant and dangerous new trend, I’ve introduced the “Tobacco-Free Youth Act,” a bipartisan federal bill with my fellow tobacco state colleague, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA). more
For years, self-help books have claimed that women talk more than men. The statistic most cited was 20,000 words spoken per day by women verses 7,000 for the guys. Perhaps what was once true is no longer the case, for in today’s world of technology and with both sexes in the workforce, most new statistics are claiming men and women are more equally matched around 16,000 words a day. more
I have been a U.S. Army officer responsible for the welfare of other soldiers, a business owner responsible for the livelihoods of my employees, and now a governor responsible to more than 4 million Kentuckians and 30,000 state employees. Yet, by far, the greatest and most sacred responsibility I have is to be a good husband to my wife and a good father to my nine children. more
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. more
“She is 18 years old and she’s scared. She’s getting on a plane today at 1pm on her way to Washington DC to have an abortion…unless she can find a willing family to adopt her baby. If someone will take it, she will have it.” more
Recently, the NFL conducted its annual draft. If you’ve ever watched it, you know there’s much fanfare and excitement surrounding the announcement of who’s chosen for which team. The room goes quiet and all eyes are on the commissioner as he reads the name of the next person selected for a high paying career in professional football. These careers are lifechanging for players and their families. more
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 methamphetamine abuse has grown alongside opioids as a destructive force tearing apart our communities. more
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