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Opinion: Arkansas special session should prompt Kentuckians to begin work on saving open government, transparency here

Amye Bensenhaver, guest contributor Arkansans have set a high bar for Kentuckians in responding to…...
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Opinion: Cameron redefines ‘meeting’ and dangerously limits scope and application of state open meetings laws

Amye Bensenhaver, guest contributor The Oldham County Circuit Court’s June 13 open meetings opinion in…...
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Opinion: Fueled by dark money and misinformation, Kentucky’s rural-urban divide hurts all of us

Mary Lou Marzian and Honi Goldman, guest contributors Kentucky is comprised of 120 counties. In…...
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Opinion: Come-from-behind wins not just for horse races – changes to employment laws boost Kentucky’s economy

Jim Waters, guest contributor This year marks the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s breath-taking dash to…...
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Opinion: Gun violence is a public health crisis; commonsense policy changes can save many Kentucky lives

Kentucky Democratic Caucus Members, guest contributors On April 10, a mass shooting at Old National…...
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Opinion: Is sports betting really that good for Kentucky?

John Schickel, guest contributor I have been asked why I opposed sports betting legislation [during…...
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Opinion: The environmentalist movement needs to get back to its roots, support slower population growth

Karen I. Shragg, guest contributorAmericans recently celebrated the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day. The holiday…...
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Opinion: Competent training would go a long way in helping Louisville, other agencies understand value of open records law

Amye Bensenhaver, guest contributor Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg is making good on his campaign promise…...
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Opinion: How to lose re-election – double down and appeal only to your base, then disregard swing voters

Louis Perron, guest contributor An election with an incumbent is foremost a referendum on the…...
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Opinion: Kentucky schools and students need local collaboration, not partisan politics

By Scott Davis and Harvie Wilkinson, guest contributors The famed Kentucky author and educator Jesse…...
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           All times Eastern.

  • Sept. 20 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 77th Annual Meeting, featuring gubernatorial candidate forum. Omni Hotel, Louisville. 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 28 Kentucky Center for Statistics. “Beyond ’23: KYSTATA Data Summit.” Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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