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Persistence of poverty in state continues

The (Ashland) Independent CNHI Kentucky's Ronnie Ellis reports the strong economy has helped lower the poverty rate in Kentucky. Still, Kentucky has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. In Kentucky 17.2 percent of...

Kentucky's foreign-born population growing

Lexington Herald-Leader Every corner of Kentucky has gained population from international migration. All we can say is, "Welcome. We need you." Block the flow of people from other countries, and Kentucky would be a net loser in...

Where is God in the storm?

BY TODD DEATON The Western Recorder After hurricanes, other natural disasters, and acts of terrorism, someone inevitably asks, "Where is God?" What they're really asking is, "How can a loving God allow such horrific pain and...

Mother Nature can make us all feel insignificant

By MIKE CALDWELL The (Danville, Kentucky) Advocate-Messenger Mother Nature will always be the boss. Despite all of mankind's technological advances, historical achievements and breathtaking feats of construction, we are...

State police rank atop records scofflaw list

By JIM PAXTON The Paducah Sun Louisville TV station WDRB recently published an article on its website about the worst violators of Kentucky's Open Records Act over the past five years. The Kentucky State Police tops the list. The...

Pulling the wagon: Farmers losing faith

BY JACOB GOODMAN Fulton County farmer Right now, as the Senate and House have their committee meetings on what to add and/or remove from the 2018 Farm Bill, corn harvest has begun. An annual joy for most farmers as we are finally...

No brainer: State's kids need phonics

BY JIM WATERS The Bluegrass Institute School curricula are designed with an assumption that students can read to learn by the fourth grade, but that doesn't match Kentucky's reality. Nearly 60 percent of white and 85 percent of. . .

Comer reports a productive August

BY U.S. REP. JAMES COMER Kentucky's First District Since I started my time as your United States Representative in Washington, my top priority has always been to serve the needs of my constituents. Making sure I am in touch with...

Kavanaugh shouldn't matter this much

Colorado Springs Gazette The public should not need to fret this much about one Supreme Court nominee. No one explains this better than Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. A civic scholar and former university president, Sasse earned a...