Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Columns

Columns
  • Senate week in review

    Each week brings new challenges in the Kentucky State Senate and this week was no different. The 30-day "short session" we hold in odd years may not seem like enough time to discuss and approve laws that could change the lives of ordinary Kentuckians, but we have managed to pass important bills.

    March 2, 2011

  • Senate week in review

    There was an alarming budget development in Florida that would have a huge impact on the illegal prescription drug use in Kentucky. Republican Governor Rick Scott has announced his decision to cut the $500,000 budget item for the state’s electronic prescription monitoring system, the equivalent of our KASPER tracking system.

    February 23, 2011

  • Jailer explains finances and “Bad Cats”

    During the fiscal court meeting on Tuesday there was much talk concerning county, state, and federal inmates at the Carter County Detention Center. I do understand on the surface that people may have concerns over federal inmates.

    February 16, 2011

  • Senate week in review

    Robin Webb Senator Senate week in reviewWe are nearing the halfway point of this 30-day legislative session, and an important mile-marker passed Friday — the last day to file new bills in the Senate. So we now have a clear idea of what Senate legislation we have to consider.

    February 16, 2011

  • Frankfort gets fancy

    Frankfort was a fashionable place last week even as the legislature limped along.

    February 9, 2011

  • Senate week in review

    Senators returned to Frankfort this week ready to get to work on a number of issues facing our Commonwealth. You’ll remember that during our brief four-day January session, the Senate passed an even dozen bills tackling major issues, ranging from government transparency and efficiency to immigration to education.

    February 9, 2011

  • Just who and where are America’s worst enemies?

    President Eisenhower warned us about the military complex that would keep us in war if it were not controlled and look where we are now.

    February 2, 2011

  • Wallace says road maintenance hurt by jail costs

    Carter County Fiscal Court voted Jan. 11, 2011 to transfer another $100,000 out of the road department account to pay bills at the county jail. Carter County’s road department could have blacktopped three miles of county roads with that money.

    January 26, 2011

  • Kentucky settles into primary season

    After a week of frenzy in the state Senate and the resignation of Secretary of State Trey Grayson, lawmakers went home and things calmed down just a bit. Grayson resigned to become Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard, his alma mater. It’s hard to blame him – but some Republicans do.

    January 19, 2011

  • Shakespeare in Frankfort or General Assembly

    There’s no King Claudius — and some would say very little conscience — in the General Assembly, but still the play’s the thing.

    January 12, 2011

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