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Opinion: Small newspaper ceases publication, played a big role in the creation of Kentucky’s open records law

By Amye Bensenhaver, guest contributor Few may know, or remember, the importance of The Voice-Tribune,…...
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Opinion: Time to trade in America’s broken education system for one that works for students, businesses, and the economy

David J. Ferreira and Chris Sinacola, guest contributors ‘The perceived necessity of a college education…...
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Opinion: Big tech is steamrolling America’s local newspapers

Brett Wesner, guest contributor Google and Facebook have enormous economic and political power in society…...
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Opinion: Kentucky legislators should calm citizen’s inflation fears by favoring meaningful measures

Jim Waters, guest contributor Welcome to the scary return of inflation, which Ronald Reagan famously…...
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Opinion: Kentucky’s rainy day fund grows faster than most states’ funds; continued growth will allow income tax cut

Jim Waters, guest contributor Leadership provided by the chairmen of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Appropriations…...
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Opinion: Open government laws followed Watergate; 50 years later, Ky officials ‘erect barriers’ between public and information

Amye Bensenhaver, guest contributor As the nation reflects on the fiftieth anniversary of Watergate, Kentuckians…...
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Opinion: Ky General Assembly’s erasure of COVID emergency pulls $350 million from hungry Kentuckians, state’s economy

Dustin Pugel, guest contributor If you’ve gone grocery shopping in Kentucky lately, you saw prices…...
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Opinion: Why does U.S. have unique problem with guns, and why can’t we fix it? Look to rural history, federal structure

Al Cross, guest contributor In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School…...
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Opinion: Failure to protect biodiversity can ‘weaken entire ecosystems and destabilize countries and economies’

Nima Kulkarni, guest contributor The perils of climate change are both well-known and easily seen…...
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