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Rep. Mike Denham: From privies to pig outs, Kentuckians love their many fall festivals

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Fall may technically have begun a little more than a week ago, but for many Kentuckians, it really started early last month when the season’s first wave of festivals arrived.   Our nation has always used the harvest period as …

Bill Straub: Paul’s digs at Rogers unusual strategy for someone with eye on presidency

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Here’s a bit of advice: Don’t invite Rep. Hal Rogers and Sen. Rand Paul to the same dinner party, or BBQ, or picnic or any other sort of social event.   Rogers, the Somerset Republican who was rarely seen roaming …

Tom Block: Focus on control of Senate shifting to a surprising race in Kansas

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With the November election set to determine whether Democrats will retain control of the Senate or Republicans can gain control, Kentucky has one of the key races that will determine the outcome.   Furthermore, the race in the Commonwealth is …

Rep. Mike Denham: Best to use quiet months to prepare for natural or manmade disasters

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At first glance, it may seem odd that September is National Preparedness Month, since it usually is one of the quieter periods of the year for natural disasters.   At the same time, that welcome pause between stormy seasons actually …

Billy Reed: It’s time for fans, media to hold sports heroes accountable for their behavior

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Regarding the current beleaguered state of the NFL, we all know there’s plenty of blame to go around. But just for a moment, let’s stop pointing fingers at Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Commissioner Roger Goodell and others. Instead, let’s look …

Bill Straub: Kentuckians’ aversion to Obama could be insurmountable burden for Grimes

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Kentucky businessman Bruce Lunsford told Barron’s magazine this week that he believes he would have defeated Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in a hard-fought 2008 campaign if it weren’t for one overwhelming issue – Barack Obama.   Lunsford, a Kenton …

Johnathan Gay: Having an entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking

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If you take a poll of the average person on the street and ask “what should Kentucky be most focused on?” the answer overwhelmingly would be jobs. Nothing is more important to our state than promoting, creating and saving good …

Rep. Mike Denham: Lawmakers go back to schools to promote better civic awareness

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Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual America’s Legislators Back to School Program.   Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, this event initially lasted …

Bill Straub: Not so fast … Grimes still might have a ‘puncher’s chance’ against McConnell

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It’s obvious at this juncture, just a bit less than two months before Election Day 2014, that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has a modest but swelling lead over his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, in his …

Tom Block: Congress’ return to Washington forces budget, foreign affairs issues to fore

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This week Congress returns to Washington after its five-week recess and has three weeks to pass a spending plan for the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Everything Congress does in the next few weeks will have the November …