Voter turnout across the board and across the state has been dismal over the past few elections, to say the least.
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…
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.
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.
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.
After serving Floyd County for decades, we’re sure that County Clerk Chris Waugh has a pretty good guesstimate about the number of voters we can expect at the polls on Tuesday.
Floyd County is facing some unique financial circumstances this year, and because of that, our local government leaders should take extra steps to ensure all funds are appropriately spent.
This is a busy time of year for Floyd County residents, with school in session and sports in full swing, not to mention a slew of activities and events planned at schools, fire departments and in other areas throughout the county.
No one in this area needs to be convinced of the importance of coal mining to not just this county, but to the entire region. For generations, it drove everything here. Every single business and industry in the region was subjected to the industry’s ups and downs, as every business was eithe…
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.
To borrow a phrase used recently by Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins, the state assessment scores have been the “end-all, be-all” in this county for years.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Floyd County students will return to classes this week, and there’s no better time to point out just how important it is that we all work together to keep them safe.
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.
Life in rural Kentucky is already pretty great. We’ve got much less traffic, much more clean air, a heap more natural beauty, tons of birds and fish and a little less stress than our big-city neighbors. But we can also struggle with access to health care.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
During Monday’s meeting of the Southern Water and Sewer District, the commission took discussion of ongoing negotiations between the Southern and Prestonsburg City Utilities Commission behind closed doors.