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The Kentucky General Assembly is wrapping up its legislative session, and for two years in a row, lawmakers have utterly failed Kentucky families on the issue of expanding education options. But the lonely champions of parental, student, and teacher empowerment will carry on their struggle against the education establishment until every family has the opportunity to choose a school that best meets their child's needs. And I'll proudly count myself among them. more
ASHLAND, Ky. (KT) – The shuttering of the AK Steel mill in Ashland wasn’t surprising, it was personal. more
We have suffered some economic body blows over the past 30 years – many that would have knocked out even the best of fighters – but we’ve pulled ourselves up and have kept punching. And like almost every small (and big) town in America, drugs have us in a stranglehold. more
Coordinated efforts at the federal, state and local levels are making considerable progress in the fight against opioid and substance abuse. Unfortunately, Kentucky still ranks among the hardest-hit states in the nation. Reports continue to show record-breaking overdose deaths in our Commonwealth, and families are struggling as they watch their loved ones battle addiction. more
Teachers have the same rights as any other citizen to engage in the political process, and I applaud teachers and all Kentuckians who choose to engage in education advocacy. Teachers do not, however, have the right to call in sick when they are not sick in order to force a work stoppage in Kentucky school districts. more
Katie Vandegrift recently shared her story of losing three unborn children to miscarriage in a recent opinion column. Her pain and loss was deeply moving and deserves our compassion, but her personal story wasn't grounds for dismissing the need for SB 50, the Chemical Abortion Reporting Act. more
We’ve heard it all our lives, how life’s greatest treasures are often the simplest of pleasures. Baseball games, a hot cup of coffee, and conversations with old friends are small joys with a great impact. more
It took six months of partisan delays — and several railroad accidents — before Democrats let the Senate confirm a federal railroad administrator, even though none of them actually voted against the nominee in the end. more
Gov. Matt Bevin walked into the lions den Thursday night — and stayed for a while. more
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Throughout the very complex trade negotiations to replace NAFTA via a trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Trade or USMCA, President Trump, Secretary Ross and the Trump Administration have been the subject of no small amount of criticism. more
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