Berea's Mary Turley-Renfro is a gift to her community, its taxpayers and citizens statewide who can stop tax-increase attempts coming soon by a government near you.

Congress and the media obsess endlessly over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Both ignore $23 trillion of bigger problems.

Perhaps it's fitting that Gov. Matt Bevin had a few words of unsolicited advice for his political archnemesis Gov.-elect Andy Beshear. After all, the two have been barbs in each other's sides for the last four years, so we really shouldn't expect it to end now that the votes have been counte…

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No one likes more legislative regulations. But when it comes to your health, my health, our health and the health of our children and their children, shouldn’t we be willing to bite the bullet, so to speak, and see what steps we can take for a healthier you, a healthier me and a healthier future?

Donald Trump Jr., in his better-selling book, "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," writes of his reactions to visiting Arlington National Cemetery and driving "past the rows of white grave markers." He explains: "In that moment, I ... thought of all the attacks …

Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath clearly hasn't convinced enough Kentucky progressives she's earned a coronation in 2020 ahead of challenging Republican Mitch McConnell.

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Legislators spent last week in Frankfort wrapping up many of our Interim Joint Committees.

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Our homes will soon be filled with the aroma of roast turkey wafting through the kitchen and dinner tables decked with mounds of mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other holiday favorites that please our Thanksgiving palates. It's my favorite holiday, untainted by the commercialism that ha…

In listening to the Democratic presidential debates, we might conclude that "Medicare for All" is a legislative possibility. It is not, and any presidential candidate with a scintilla of self-respect must admit that fact.

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At this time when we should pause to give thanks, let's give thanks to a couple of efforts that collect food for those who may not have as much as some others who may be more fortunate in our community.

Ironically, it's the self-proclaimed "Grim Reaper," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- a man whose political strategy for the past several years has been to shroud House Democrats' legislative priorities in the Republican-led Senate -- who is calling for the country to "learn how to b…

In the nearly two years that I have had the honor of serving as Kentucky's Commissioner of Education, I have made students' preparation for success in the workforce a top priority. So much so that if there were any one area that I have given disproportionate attention, it has been workforce …

It's been nearly two weeks since we set our clocks back an hour for Daylight Saving Time, and many people are still likely recovering from the time change that comes twice a year.

While University of Louisville officials see their purchase of the faltering Jewish Hospital and other properties as a bold move designed to buoy a too-big-to-fail health care provider which has been part of the community for a century, legislators - at least those from outside the River Cit…

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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 im…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has impressive credentials: He graduated third in his class from Los Amigos High School in California's Orange County before winning an appointment from his congressman -- "B-1 Bob" Dornan, a conservative remembered for his unstinting support for the California…

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The editorial cartoon in Sunday's Mayfield Messenger was pointed. It showed a November calendar page with Veterans Day marked off on each of the 30 days. The idea behind it is that honoring those who have served and are serving in the armed forces shouldn't be a single, solitary day of remem…

I am proud that many of our nation's veterans call the First District of Kentucky home. Serving as these brave patriots' Representative in Congress is one of the greatest privileges of this office. Ensuring that we are adequately responding to the needs of our veterans is of the utmost impor…

Jonas Williams has been selling presidential merchandise since the 1990s, when Bill Clinton was president, and here's what he knows about Donald Trump: "Business has never been better."

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The Bluegrass State is synonymous with horse racing, bourbon and Kentucky Fried Chicken. However, the time has come for Kentuckians to put down the drumstick and pass on the extra helping of mashed taters. Data released this week shows Kentuckians' waistlines are expanding.

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"What do you think of the Berlin Wall?" a student asked me when my Thursday night history class resumed after our 7:45 break.

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This Tuesday, Nov. 5, is Election Day. We encourage all Graves Countians to vote.

In Congress, we are tasked with serving the interests of diverse demographics within our congressional districts. The fastest growing demographic within many of our constituencies is Americans over 65. Today the life expectancy rate in our nation is at a historic high - an amazing achievemen…

Four years ago, the media were talking about a "Libertarian Moment."

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

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I believe ghosts exist. They may not be the white sheet variety, but I'm open to the idea that maybe not all of those dearly departed "cross over" to whatever awaits them after death.

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Truth may be hard to discern nowadays, but consequences are always present. The latter was the focus of a Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and Prevention (ASAP) program at Mayfield Middle School Friday.

WASHINGTON -- As the 2020 election comes into sharper focus, one issue that seems to animate both sides -- the Supreme Court -- is once again taking center stage.

As former heads of our states' agriculture departments, we understand the significance an updated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico holds for growers and producers across the country. Now in Congress, we bring invaluable experience when shaping national agriculture and trade policy.

Most people are aware of our armed forces veterans whom we celebrate on Veterans Day each November. However, there are "unsung heroes" that are often forgotten. We're talking about the almost one million civilians who worked at nuclear weapons facilities across the U.S. from 1942 until the p…

The internet has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives since the 1990s. But one field -- pun intended -- where its potential has yet to be fully realized is in farming.

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…

Twenty years ago, former U.S. Transportation Secretary, President of the Red Cross and future North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole was a decidedly long-shot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination -- an honor her husband, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole had won four years e…

This past week, the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture met to hear a report from Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles on the state of agriculture in Kentucky. Quarles provided an update on challenges Kentucky farmers are facing, as well as good news as it relates to fresh opportuniti…

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