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For family's sake, get out of town for a vacation

We are not exactly the Griswolds, though I've been accused of going to ridiculous extremes on various projects. We're not the Bradys either. I will, however, admit to longing for the "perfect lawn" they achieved through the wonders of artificial turf.

Friday 05/27/2016
Thanks Dr. Tapp at Pennyrile Animal Clinic
Posted: May 27, 2016

What qualifications do you look for in a vet?

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Sen. Embry's Legislative Log
Posted: May 25, 2016

This weekend we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Yonts tackles topic of public pensions in Legislator's Log
Posted: May 24, 2016

If any one issue defined the 2016 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, it was the issue of public pensions.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
Ryan and Trump need to get married in order to win
Posted: May 22, 2016

HUH, USA -- Shorty, sporting a shiny new tuxedo and carrying a shotgun over his stubby shoulder, marched through the crowd like a platoon's first day in boot camp.

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Saturday 05/21/2016
'Lets eat grandma,' and other grammatical woes
Posted: May 21, 2016

For sale: "Pull behind trailer."

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Working to keep schools in the right hands
Posted: May 21, 2016

The demands and mandates from the Obama administration and Washington, D.C., seem to just keep coming.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Bad news annoying, but it beats lies
Posted: May 18, 2016

People's desire to "kill the messenger" is not a new phenomenon. Journalists experience it often during their careers.

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Compromises led to education funding, cuts
Posted: May 17, 2016

We've heard a lot in recent weeks about Kentucky's public colleges and universities. And I'm not talking about the graduation invitations that we have received in the mail in recent days.

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Readers Write
Posted: May 17, 2016

'Get out the vote' primary

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Monday 05/16/2016
Readers Write: The U.S. needs someone worth voting for
Posted: May 16, 2016

The U.S. needs someone worth voting for

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Sunday 05/15/2016
Hillary plays the mysterious Woman Card
Posted: May 15, 2016

HUH, USA -- Sharpie, shuffling a deck of cards, pranced through the crowd like a hustler on the lookout for a sucker. Naturally, he pounced on the adjoining stool like a cat on a field mouse.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Pape best pick for GOP primary
Posted: May 13, 2016

Four candidates are vying for the Republican nomination in the 1st District congressional race, and the contest is wide open following incumbent Ed Whitfield’s decision to retire after 20 years in office.

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Friday 05/06/2016
Stumbo must end fight over vetoes
Posted: May 06, 2016

House Speaker Greg Stumbo is grandstanding. Plain and simple. And it's time to bring an end to it.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Bevin's vetoes protect, strengthen government transparency
Posted: May 03, 2016

This past week, Gov. Matt Bevin used his line-item veto power in a very important way: he helped prevent the erosion of transparency in government.

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Friday 03/18/2016
In Kentucky, lawmakers’ pension information remains secret
Posted: March 18, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s constituents know that he’s contributed $5,575.79 to his state retirement account, that it has collected $104.38 in interest and that it has a balance of $5,680.17.

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Thanks Dr. Tapp at Pennyrile Animal Clinic

What qualifications do you look for in a vet?

If you're like me, you look for someone who is not only knowledgeable, but also personable. I can guarantee Dr. Tapp at Pennyrile Animal Clinic will exceed your expectations!

I recently took my cats to be seen in his office. He proved to be very knowledgeable and explains everything thoroughly. He also has a warmth about him that lets you know he cares and that he has your pet's best interest at heart.

As there was a possibility my cats were contagious, he contacted outside resources and then called and advised what precautions to take for myself, as well as for my house.

I also called a couple of times with questions. Each time, he immediately came to the phone and didn't hesitate to answer my questions, even advising me, "That's what I am here for."

He then personally made a follow-up call to check on me and my furbabies! He did not ask a staff member to make any of these calls like a lot of providers choose to do, but rather took the time out of his busy schedule each time to personally do so himself.

He truly exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him if you are looking for an outstanding vet.

Mandi Morgan

Hopkins County resident

Ryan and Trump need to get married in order to win

HUH, USA -- Shorty, sporting a shiny new tuxedo and carrying a shotgun over his stubby shoulder, marched through the crowd like a platoon's first day in boot camp.

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'Lets eat grandma,' and other grammatical woes

For sale: "Pull behind trailer."

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Compromises led to education funding, cuts

We've heard a lot in recent weeks about Kentucky's public colleges and universities. And I'm not talking about the graduation invitations that we have received in the mail in recent days.

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Hillary plays the mysterious Woman Card

HUH, USA -- Sharpie, shuffling a deck of cards, pranced through the crowd like a hustler on the lookout for a sucker. Naturally, he pounced on the adjoining stool like a cat on a field mouse.

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Bald, bold and beautiful

“When you’re a bald woman, you’ve broken the code. You’re different. You’re a rebel, and you always command the attention of the room. Some of them might be staring for the wrong reasons… But hey, at least they’re looking. And let’s be honest: They wish they were as cool as you. It’s fine. Not all of us can be superheroes.” - Nico Lang, Thought Catalog producer

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No oversight 'enabled their larceny'

Bob Due. Gary Rye. Phil Trzop.

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Analysis: Tax overhaul bill headed for the shelf

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ordinarily, the late-winter introduction of major legislation by the chairman of a powerful committee might signal a major push in Congress for an election-year accomplishment.

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Nation right to be war-weary

The advice of The New York Times' thoughtful and sometimes controversial foreign affairs columnist Tom Freidman became a matter of discussion between Secretary of State John Kerry and a conservative Republican congressman during House committee hearings on President Obama's proposed strike on Syria. Friedman's advice was that, instead of military strikes, the U.S. should arm the rebels and shame Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Cautious capitalists slow U.S. economic recovery

WASHINGTON -- In the struggle between capital and labor, capital is winning — and that's hurting the feeble economic recovery. To simplify slightly: Labor (wage-earners and consumers) can't spend; and capital (businesses and shareholders) won't spend. Without a powerful growth engine, the economy advances haltingly. I wrote about this last week from labor's perspective, but the subject deserves deeper treatment.

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China's rich yearn to breath free

Thousands of Chinese are fleeing to the United States. We are not talking about impoverished peasants hiding in cargo containers. We're talking about millionaires flying first class and buying condos in the choicest ZIP codes. A big reason for this relocation, real estate agents say, is a desire for America's clean air, as opposed to China's suffocating smog.

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