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It’s not surprising that most of us had never heard of the election contest possibility in the state of Kentucky. History books are the only witness to the last time it was used, when William Goebel was placed in office via the process in 1899. In other words, no one who witnessed that incid…

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With the exception of the race for Kentucky governor, about which questions have been raised by the race’s apparent loser — incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin — there is no question that the other races on Tuesday’s general election ballot were decided Tuesday.

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A message of prioritizing public education, affordable healthcare and government transparency was heard loud and clear this week at the ballot box. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Kentuckians headed to the polls to partake in one of our nation’s longest-standing traditions: the democratic process.

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I recently returned home to Kentucky to visit my family and heard a sobering comment. A local funeral director, in casual conversation, stated that for the first time it seemed that young people in rural Kentucky are being buried more often than the elderly. 

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The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November general election passed on Monday, meaning that each voter who will cast ballots in that election are now registered and will have the opportunity to let their voices be heard in Kentucky.

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In last month’s column about Kentucky’s new 5-star accountability system, I noted that the release of test scores and school accountability data does not represent the end of our collective work to ensure all children are learning at high levels. Instead, the release of accountability data i…

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Gov. Matt Bevin has been no stranger to our area in recent weeks, and, with him, has come the announcement of several high-profile projects and a lot of money coming back to the area.

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Infrastructure, tourism and jobs were the theme for last week’s SOAR summit. 

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On the surface, Floyd County is looking better from a job creation and economic standpoint. Like the rest of Eastern Kentucky, they have taken a hit, but they are making good decisions for the most part. 

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Members of the Kentucky Public Service Commission staff filed its recommendations in the rate increase request that Southern Water filed earlier this year, and, buried in the data and information is a whopping $639,956 in expenses that Southern Water should not have charged ratepayers last year.

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Eastern Kentucky received good news from the governor’s office recently. In the wake of the recent shootings, we all could use a little good news. 

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Kentucky teachers rank among the top 20 in the U.S. for out-of-pocket spending for their classrooms, according to a new report from Insider.

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Disgraced former lawyer Eric Conn screwed many people over the course of the years. Many of his former clients had their benefits taken away because the court decided their claims may have been obtained illegally since Conn was, well, a conman. Two former clients killed themselves over the ordeal. 

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The only focus of the Kentucky General Assembly’s recent special session was dealing with a crisis in the state’s pension system, and it appears we’re still no closer to a solution.  

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Last week, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy released the 2018 statistics showing the number of overdose deaths at the county level.

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In the week after Independence Day, you should know the price of freedom has gone up. How many million have you got?

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In this year’s primary election, Eastern Kentucky was in the spotlight, mainly because of how badly both of the men chosen to represent their respective political parties in the November general election for governor did here.

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Beshear and Bevin are desperately trying to win the votes of Eastern Kentucky. The problem is that Beshear shows no interest in the region and Bevin’s latest attempt may never become reality. 

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I was overjoyed to learn that you are introducing the study of the Bible into public schools of Kentucky. I congratulate you on your fearless and total disregard of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights in order to do this. It is high time that those godless liberals who corrupt our prec…

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Over the past several days, weeks, months and, yes, even years, Kentuckians have been introduced to a litany of those responsible for standing in the way of Gov. Matt Bevin’s unprecedented attempts to reshape the Commonwealth in an image which better suits those who sit in smoke-filled backr…

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Last week, our newspaper had to print a story about a 12-year-old child who died after crashing his dirt bike into a truck while traveling on a public roadway in Floyd County.

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