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Op-Ed on ways to shop local during COVID-19 crisis

(Op-Ed by Tom Underwood, who is the Kentucky Director of the National Federation of Independent Business.) Congress on Friday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help small business owners and employees and others affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but this federal...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020
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OP-ED Coronavirus Response and American Rescue

(Op-Ed by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers) When 2020 began just three months ago, many of us hoped it would be a year of clarity – a year of new vision. The Big Blue Nation, of course, was counting on another year when the Cats would but cutting down the nets after winning a ninth...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020
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Legislative Update from 82nd Rep. Regina Huff

(Editor’s note; This legislative update was submitted by 82nd Rep. Regina Huff on March 30) Frankfort, like most of the world, is not the same place it was two weeks ago when the governor announced the state’s first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.  However, we have...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020

WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, WE ARE THERE WITH YOU.

The News Journal, in both digital and print, is here to keep you informed on everything affecting our local communities about COVID-19. First of all we want you to know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the receipt of newspapers carries no real risk of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Remember, during this difficult time, ‘We’re all in it together’

As you might have guessed, how to cover a worldwide pandemic is not a topic they cover in journalism school, although I suspect it might be added to the curriculum this fall…LOL. Truth be told, I don’t think this is a topic that gets covered by trainers for almost any profession...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

OP-ED: Kentucky voters deserve another opportunity to decide on Marsy’s Law

(OP-ED by Dr. Emily Bonistall Postel – Director of Outreach, Marsy’s Law for Kentucky) In this time of significant uncertainty, we commend the Kentucky General Assembly for moving forward on an effort to once again allow voters to decide what rights should be afforded to victims...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020
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Tomorrow, Tomorrow the sun’ll come out

Tomorrow, a song from the musical Annie, has these lyrics; The sun’ll come out Tomorow, Bet your bottom dollar that Tomorrow There’ll be sun! For a lot of us that is hard to believe right now, especially businesses. Many are shut down because of the Coronavirus. But we have to...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020

Legislature working on budget, acts to pass COVID-19 relief bills

While I want to share information about what we are doing in Frankfort to address the COVID-19 spread, I would like to start this week’s update by sharing a little bit about my thoughts on what we are facing. Our state, nation, and world are facing an unprecedented challenge in...
Posted On 25 Mar 2020

Stories that stir: The way out of worry

(Commentary by Mt. Ash Baptist Church Pastor Billy Carpenter) I suppose many of you like myself is a little anxious or worried about this Coronavirus. The fact we are seeing all sports stopped, colleges and schools have shutdown. Businesses are closing their doors; people are out...
Posted On 23 Mar 2020
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Educational options for families: The road to real reform

The following guest editorial was written by Dr. John Garen, BB&T Professor of Economics at the University of Kentucky and chairman of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars.