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A measure that would add to major school safety legislation that passed into law last year advanced to the state House of Representatives Monday. The measure, known as Senate Bill 8, would require school resource officers (SROs) to be armed with a gun.“If we are protected by those who are sw…

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As sure as gavel strikes mark the start of a Kentucky General Assembly session, packed hallways in the Capitol Annex are a sign that a session has gone into high gear as people from across Kentucky converge to make their voices heard.

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On the second anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting that catalyzed the 2019 School Safety and Resiliency Act, a Senate committee heard legislation to add to the measure.

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

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On a crisp Wednesday morning in Richmond, the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-10) made their second appearance in three seasons at the All-A Classic State Tournament. And with so many underclassmen on the roster, there’s a chance the Lady Lyons could be back here next year. 

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Kentucky State Police Post 1 received a call from Livingston County High School regarding a possible incident involving the sexual abuse of a juvenile. Through the investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police detectives, Paxton L. Faulkner Yates, 31, and Christina L. Faulkner Yates, 39, …

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Former Herald Ledger editor Bobbie Foust has been named the Lifetime Achievement award winner by the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, according to the Lake News in Calvert City.

Lyon County Grand Jury convened earlier this month and returned indictments on numerous individuals. The purpose of a grand jury is not to determine guilt or innocence, but to determine if enough evidence has been presented to continue felony prosecution in circuit court.

An area hospital counted on by many in Lyon County appears to be in good shape despite a recent report that a quarter of Kentucky's 65 rural hospitals are at a high risk of closing if their financial health does not change drastically.

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Four Lyon County overdoses across four days last week was highly unusual for the community, according to Sheriff Brent White.

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Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who participated last month in our first ever Festival of Trees. It was a big success and lots of money was raised for various charities throughout the area.

As we move into the new year, I've been reflecting on what we have accomplished in 2019 on behalf of the 1st Congressional District. Every time I returned to Kentucky throughout 2019, I heard loud and clear the priorities of my constituents, which have been to enact policies that put working…

As we welcome a new year after just ushering out another 12 months that seemingly raced by, let's take a moment to reflect on our democracy and our wonderful country.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger’ because there was no room for them in the inn.

This year's interim joint committee meetings have come to an end, giving us a peek at the topics we will likely consider during the 2020 General Assembly. With the session just weeks away, committees spent time delving into issues like the opioid crisis, local taxation and high pension costs…

Last summer, I was approached by a Lyon County assistant coach and asked if I'd like to help the boys high school basketball team with strength and conditioning. I have dedicated a large portion of my adult years to furthering my knowledge of health and fitness; I have a passion for basketba…

Growing up in western Kentucky there were some fundamentals: When the Cats played, the TV was turned down and Cawood Ledford cranked-up; I first had to learn to sit still before being allowed anywhere near a deer stand; and it was better to be on the top tier of the tobacco barn when housing…

Legislators spent this week in Frankfort wrapping up many of our Interim Joint Committees. Over the last few months, agencies, organizations, and constituents have brought their agendas to Frankfort to lay the groundwork for issues we will consider during the 2020 Session. I have shared abou…

Governor-elect Andy Beshear and future First Lady Britainy Beshear are holding an inauguration poster contest and invite children to submit artwork reflecting Kentuckians working together to accomplish "common goals we all share."

At the end of October, President Trump announced U.S. special operations forces eliminated Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted terrorist and the vile leader of ISIS. Whatever your politics, every American should express sincere gratitude to the intelligence professionals and servic…

There is no doubt that putting in place quality infrastructure, including roads, bridges and water systems, is incredibly vital to our quality of life. We depend on safe roads, quality drinking water and reliable forms of energy. It makes perfect sense that these should be among the most imp…

Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino once complained about Wildcat fans who were "consumed by (the University of) Louisville," meaning a loss to their rivals in November leaves a permanent asterisk next to an entirely otherwise successful 30-win season culminating in …

According to a new study, even those who are most social media savvy have a difficult time discerning "fake news" from reliable content.

Whatever plans you may have for Nov. 5, I hope they include a visit to your polling place to cast your ballot in this year's election. Every election is important, but this one is particularly critical as we will be voting for our Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary…

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents more alternatives when it comes to educating their children want to distract families and taxpayers and the lawmakers who represent them from the true success being achieved by public charter schools and tax-credit scholarships in some of the nation's mos…

Part of my daughter's morning school arrival routine is stopping to say hi to Officer Steve, her school resource officer. And daily, even with all he is managing during morning drop-offs, he never fails to share a smile or a laugh with her.

The second of five gubernatorial campaign debates held recently at the University of Kentucky featured a statement you rarely hear uttered by a politician of either party, but especially one who portrays himself as a progressive with a spending wish list long enough to cover every inch of th…

Is the U.S. on the verge of self-destruction due to worsening division among its people? I hope not. But according to Jesus, "If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." About three years before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln borrowed the metaphor in a speech initiating h…

"Jesus Christ, Super Socialist" is Ivonne Rovira's recent missive on Forward Kentucky in which she equates socialism with true Christianity.

Ample evidence provided by the latest test scores assessing Kentucky's academic performance during the 2018-19 school year suggests too many of our students struggled academically and that the drama and disruption caused by teachers' illegal strikes and school shutdowns exacerbated the problems.

One never knows when a random act of kindness can have a tremendous impact on people's lives. I'm haunted by a story I read about the great number of suicides committed over the years by people jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Just two weeks ago, an 18-year old woman left a high school football game in her hometown. She could not have known that, just moments after cheering on her football team and spending time with friends and family, the car she was driving would be hit during the high speed chase of a man alle…

With members in five counties, our Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission continues to be "Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development and innovation."

Terrible things happen when too many people are crammed into too small a space, a common practice in Kentucky's local jails, which are packed far beyond their capacity with state inmates who should be serving their felony sentences in a prison.

WASHINGTON -- Nike has withdrawn a new Independence Day-themed shoe featuring the Revolutionary War-era flag after former NFL quarterback and Nike-endorser Colin Kaepernick complained the flag was a symbol of the slave era, according to the Wall Street Journal.

They say you'll know when you find true love, but it took me a while.

New data shows 21,400 Kentuckians have had Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits taken away due to a recent state rule requiring adults without dependents or a disability report work hours over a certain threshold or lose food assistance.

It has "invariably been the fate of conservatism to be dragged along a path not of its own choosing," the philosopher and economist Friedrich Hayek famously wrote. Hayek's larger point was that while conservatism plays an important role in pumping the brakes on radical ideas that go too far,…

The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees grabbed the wheel two years ago this month and abruptly overcorrected a pension system whose tires had dropped off a steep shoulder on the side of a road winding toward a very uncertain future for the commonwealth's retirement plans and, by e…

For the past several years I have been making an effort to live "in the moment," being mindful of the good fortunes of the day at hand, rather than looking forward to a time in the future when life will be better.

"Why don't we have real data on charter schools?" shouted the headline atop a hit piece on these public schools of choice in The Nation a few years ago.

Years of time have come and gone. Since I first heard it told how Jesus would come again some day. If back then it seemed so real then I can’t help but fee how much closer His coming is today.