• A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The start of a legislative session is not much different than a train leaving a station; in other words, it takes a little time for it to pick up steam.
    With that metaphor in mind, the House’s priorities began moving down the track last week as the chamber voted overwhelmingly for two important measures, sending them on to the Senate for review.

  • State Senate Report

    Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.
    The Senate began passing bills on Thursday, headlined by Senate Bill (SB) 9, a measure to repeal the prevailing wage requirement on public school projects with a cost of over $250,000. Passage of this priority legislation will reduce construction costs on large-scale school projects, thus providing additional funding for education.

  • MLK...a hero in my book

    The dictionary defines a “hero” as (1) a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities, or (2) a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
    I’ve thought about those definitions and tried to apply them to people in my lifetime who might have been heroes.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. October stones
    6. “The ____ bone’s connected to the back bone”
    9. Show appreciation
    13. Set to zero
    14. Down Under bird
    15. James Blunt’s “____ Beautiful”
    16. Actor Owen
    17. Credit card rate
    18. Bone-chilling
    19. To begin with
    21. *NFL Comissioner
    23. Doh, re, mi, fa, ____, la, ti, doh
    24. Beacon light
    25. Actors’ group
    28. First name in jeans
    30. Russian grandmaster
    35. Heidi’s shoe

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    As it does every year during the first full week of January, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol at noon last Tuesday, kicking off what will ultimately be 60 working days that will end in mid-April.
    In even-numbered years, the biggest priority is passing a two-year budget that will run state government.  

  • There’s plenty to do in a changing Cynthiana

    By Stephanie Burden, Main Street Program Director

  • Safety first, even if the sun is shining

    It is without fail that around this time of year the gripers begin their tiresome lamenting of the school officials who decide to cancel school.
    My children are grown and have been out of school for several years. However, I remember the problems associated with finding child care on short notice or even having to take the day off myself.
    It goes with parenting.
    It’s what we signed up for believe it or not.
    As parents we agreed that we would see that our children were fed, bathed, educated and, most importantly, loved.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Buzz off
    6. Dunce
    9. Back of the neck
    13. Big Dipper shape
    14. Rejuvenating spot
    15. Succeed
    16. Helped
    17. Waikiki garb
    18. *Like characters played by Lon Chaney
    19. *Marx brother
    21. *Famously played title role in “Cleopatra”
    23. *1950s teen idol, ___ Hunter
    24. Not that
    25. Thrilla in Manila boxer
    28. Friendly jab on Facebook
    30. Set aside as inferior
    35. Marijuana user’s hookah
    37. Stole material