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The race for governor of Kentucky is occasionally a harbinger of the contest that begins or ends the four-year election cycle, the race for president. In 1995, Democrat Paul Patton defeated Republican Larry Forgy, who had hoped to ride the GOP wave of 1994 but got caught in the undertow, and Bill Clinton carried the state in 1996. more
Kentucky's primary election is this Tuesday and if voter participation in 2015 is any indication, the turnout will be in the neighborhood of a dismal 12 percent. more
There is a rising tide of anti-Semtism in the world, a scourge that is spreading in the Middle East, in Europe and even here in the United States. In recent months, Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and the San Diego area have been victimized by deadly shootings at synagogues. more
In March, Kentucky’s first lady wrote an opinion piece calling Kentucky’s proposed Freedom Scholarship Program “a great step toward improving access to education opportunities for all Kentucky’s children.” We applaud Ms. Bevin for championing universal educational access. However, we encourage her, Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly to pledge that any bill they support actually grants that access to all students, including those with disabilities. more
Living the minor league lifestyle is not your ordinary venture, though to many of us who have lived it, it’s as normal as peanuts and crackerjacks at the ballpark. more
If you’re one of the relatively few Kentuckians who will vote in the May 21 primary for statewide constitutional offices, beware. Several candidates are seeking your vote with arguments that are largely irrelevant and sometimes misleading. more
For the first time in my life, Mother’s Day will not include my mom. more
Recently, I read an article in the Frankfort State-Journal about a young man, Cameron Galloway. Cameron has lived most of his life in and out of foster care. He has seen firsthand how our state’s foster and child welfare system struggles to meet the needs of the very children it exists to serve. more
I have a beehive with authority issues. Despite my best efforts for management, they absolutely refuse to keep a queen. more
Kentucky's horse racing industry, already taking heat over the high level of horse deaths at tracks, is now faced with another scandal after an investigative report uncovered the cozy relationship between the racing industry and the state commission that is supposed to be regulating it. more
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