Senate race poll attracts national spotlight
“Mitch has met his match” shouted the headline on the Huffington Post, a trendy, online news aggregator and blog founded by socialite Arianna Huffington.
Political season need not be open season
Dozens of candidates have filed for office in Carter County. The 2014 political season is starting.
How do you choose among your children?
If state government is like a family and the governor is like the father of that family, we wonder how Steve Beshear decided it was OK to treat his “children” so differently in the proposed state budget.
Three quarters of a billion for a road?
Can you imagine the impact of three quarters of a billion dollars? That’s the amount Gov. Steve Beshear and a host of mountain politicians used when they announced plans to widen the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway to four lanes between Campton and Prestonsburg.
Is pork an endangered species in Frankfort?
The 138 members of the Kentucky General Assembly returned to Frankfort last week for their bi-annual, 60-day budget session.
Will it be more of ‘ready, shoot, aim’?
We’ve never questioned the political instincts of Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
Government secrecy comes at a high price
We wanted to jump up and cheer last week when Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) to pay fines and legal fees that could surpass $900,000.
Is expanding ‘green card’ best answer?
This year is a week away from ending and that obviously means 2013 will not when Congress starts solving our national problem of illegal immigration.
Are we God’s country…or God forsaken?
Where is the only major part of Kentucky you can’t reach by a four-lane highway from Central Kentucky? Which area of Kentucky has the lowest educational achievement? What section of Kentucky has the highest unemployment rates?
Should judge recuse in death penalty issue?
We have praised Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd in the past for what we believe most Kentuckians would agree have been sensible legal opinions in important cases like redistricting.
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