Dictionary.com defines “surrealism” as having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic.
President Trump hasn’t given Kentucky much to cheer about this year but that changed last week when he nominated Dr. Robert L. King to be assistant secretary for postsecondary education.
(Editor's Note - The Journal-Times is proud to share this editorial, originally published in the August 16, 2018 issue of our sister newspaper, The Morehead News. This is part of a nationwide response from journalists speaking out against the president's attacks on the free press.)
The good news is that Gov. Matt Bevin did an about-face and changed his mind about canceling vision and dental benefits and emergency transportation for about 460,000 Kentuckians.
President Donald Trump and U. S. Sen. Mitch McConnell are either the best two politicians in Washington or both of them are luckier than an outhouse rat. This odd couple pairing resulted in Trump getting a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that likely will go to 6-3 later t…
Gov. Matt Bevin told the federal government a year ago that 400,000 Kentuckians would lose expanded Medicaid benefits if his plan to implement a work requirement was not approved.
Pardon our crude headline but we could not come up with a better description of the messy situation facing Kentucky’s lawmakers and active and retired public employees.
A war of words involving President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and national religious leaders has erupted over separating illegal immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Excitement is growing throughout the Tri-State after the groundbreaking ceremony for the $1.5 billion Braidy Industries aluminum mill at East-Park.
What are the odds of Kentucky legalizing commercial sports betting after the U. S. Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down a 1992 federal law banning such wagering?
Only in America could the promotion of the best prepared and most experienced leader in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) be questioned because legal interrogation techniques involving torture happened on her watch.
No one in Kentucky should have been surprised by last week’s announcement that the new interim state education commissioner wants the state to take control of Jefferson County’s public schools.
When President Donald Trump named Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many White House observers said it was just another example of the winning candidate making good on a campaign promise.
Gov. Matt Bevin’s undeclared war against public education in Kentucky took another ugly turn last week as a stacked state school board pressured the state education commissioner into resigning.
Gov. Matt Bevin got his behind kicked by the General Assembly on Friday then turned his anger and disappointment into a harsh tirade against Kentucky’s public-school teachers.
We often disagree with policy decisions made by Gov. Matt Bevin but today we salute him for being the champion of improving the lives of children in Kentucky’s adoption and foster care system.
“March Madness” no longer just describes the NCAA Men’s National Basketball Tournament. It also describes the NCAA’s methodology for assigning teams and game sites.
In the language of organized labor, public school teachers in West Virginia “hit the bricks” for a nine-day strike to win a five percent pay raise.
A small victory in the war against opioids and other illegal drugs occurred last week in Frankfort when the General Assembly gave near unanimous approval to a new law aimed at discouraging the pawning of stolen goods.
Rather than deal with the gut-level question of how to limit access to firearms by those who endanger us, some leaders in America apparently have opted to fortify our schools instead.
It only took five years and a federal court order for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to resume assistance payments to eligible family and “fictive kin” caregivers with foster children placed in their homes by the state.
A legislative bill obviously designed to discourage solar energy in Kentucky came out of a House committee last week with a strong show of support.
A new election cycle started here in Kentucky last week as hundreds of individuals filed for a myriad of city, county, state and federal offices.
As more Kentucky children end up in foster care because of abuse and/or neglect by their parents or other caregivers, the state agency responsible for them finds itself on life support.
Gov. Matt Bevin told us last month after scuttling his special session promise on pension reform that a such a bill would be passed during the first two weeks of the regular session.
Wealthy owners of lavish homes rushed last week to pre-pay their 2018 property taxes. National corporations are promising to bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs back to the U.S.
Gov. Matt Bevin started promising nearly a year ago that he would call a special legislative session this year to save Kentucky’s public pension systems.
“Unlearn fear and hate”. That simple yet hopeful phrase appears on the vehicle bumpers or doors of some parents who homeschool their children in Kentucky.
When the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the now-famous case about the gay couple’s unmade wedding cake, the most popular signs carried by demonstrators had this message: “It’s not about the cake.”
U. S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has again proven why he remains the busiest and best politician in Washington these days after finding 51 votes for the Republican tax reform bill.
Since its modest beginning in 2010, Small Business Saturday has grown each year in its efforts to help American consumers see the connection between their personal purchases and the economic well-being of their communities.
Regardless of questionable investments and poor management, we believe the primary blame for Kentucky’s pension crisis rests with those governors and state legislative leaders who looked the other way for years while the state’s required portion of retirement funding was being spent elsewhere.
As the time draws near for the governor and leaders of the General Assembly to fish or cut bait when it comes to pension reform, it may be time to sharpen the knives.
Americans would have more job opportunities, fairer income taxes and more take-home pay if the Republican tax reform plan is enacted by Congress.
Many University of Kentucky basketball fans seem joyful over the suspension of University of Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino in the aftermath of a federal investigation linking UofL to a bribery scandal.
Undoubtedly triggered by 20 angry tweets from President Donald Trump, the media storm over who does or doesn’t stand for the National Anthem is getting totally out of hand.
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