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OpEd: COVID Impacts Mother and Child: Millions of mothers drop out of workforce to provide at home learning, lowest female workforce in 32 years

(OpEd By Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball, who is the 38th State Treasurer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and is currently serving her second term.) As of October, more than two million women in the U.S. left the workforce, the majority having left to tend to their children’s...
Posted On 11 Dec 2020
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OpEd: Agriculture Commissioner says coronavirus makes clear need for rural broadband

(OpEd By Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles. This piece originally appeared in the June 2020 issue of Kentucky Farm Bureau Magazine.) Across the nation, the coronavirus has highlighted issues in our food supply chain, our reliance on foreign countries for...
Posted On 28 Jun 2020
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Human trafficking is everyone’s issue

Victims of human trafficking are often the most vulnerable in our communities – victims of abuse and violence, runaways, refugees, immigrants or those who are homeless. Human trafficking is the second-largest criminal enterprise in the world and sadly, our Kentucky communities...
Posted On 14 Jun 2018
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Moving Kentucky elections is an idea I support

With pensions and tax reform and a super-tight budget cycle, among other concerns, there’s one proposal before the Kentucky General Assembly this year that may not be the most exciting thing on the agenda, but I think it’s one of the most important. In her excellent legislative...

Appeals ruling shows scary way a grand jury can be led astray

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few observations: • Our front-page story today about the case against Keith Edward Mason, and the recent decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to dismiss his indictment altogether, is must-read stuff. Read this story and more...

Newspapers press on in the face of adversity

I love the newspaper business, but being a publisher these days takes a stout heart. Here in just the last few months, newspapers have come under attack from all sides in what almost feels like a concerted effort to sign our death warrant. The rules are constantly being...