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Commentary: Is it ‘yes’ or is it ‘no’? Centre still waits for answer on U.S. Senate debate

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John A. Roush Special to KyForward   Fellow Kentuckians: On July 17, Centre College, AARP and WAVE3 News proposed hosting a debate between Kentucky’s two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate race, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sec. Alison Lundergan Grimes. …

Bill Straub: As Rand Paul tests presidential waters, the response so far is a tepid maybe

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There’s little doubt, as evidenced by his words and actions, that Sen. Rand Paul believes he should be the next president of the United States and that, given the opportunity, he’d make a darn good one.   The trick, of …

Dr. Lynne M. Saddler: Infection control steps long in place, meaning Ebola no local threat

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The current Ebola outbreak in Africa has rightfully received an abundance of media coverage due to the increasing number of cases and deaths. Events such as this catch the nation’s attention and can instill fear in many, as people wonder …

Rep. Mike Denham: Using tobacco to treat Ebola one of Kentucky medical breakthroughs

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Several weeks ago, Kentucky received international attention when we learned that that an Owensboro facility was the home of an experimental serum given to two Americans who had become infected with the Ebola virus in Africa.   While more work …

Scripps Howard First Amendment Center takes applications for James Madison Award

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  By Beth Barnes Special to KyForward   Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are two of the linchpins of American democracy. The Scripps Howard First Amendment Center in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications at the University …

Mike Farrell: No matter how hard we try, suicide is beyond understanding, explanation

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They were just two lines in the New York Times online: The Marin County sheriff’s office said in a statement that it “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.” An investigation was under way. Robin Williams, who …

Bill Straub: Incumbent McConnell hoping history doesn’t repeat itself … only in reverse

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By any logical measure, Sen. Mitch McConnell should be breezing toward an unprecedented sixth term in the chamber he has called home for almost 30 years.   The Kentucky Republican, who already has served longer than any other senator in …

Johnathan Gay: Like Owensboro’s Ebola drug, what ‘miracles’ are hidden in our mountains?

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Kentucky got to see the good that comes out of capitalizing on a region’s strengths last week when the city of Owensboro and its fading-but-still potent tobacco infrastructure gave birth to what many are calling a “miracle drug” to treat …

Commentary: Child abuse is preventable; be a part of Champions for Change fund-raiser

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By Todd Belden Special to KyForward   Change is tricky. Too slow for some; too fast for others. It can be incremental or a 360 degree turn, embraced or resisted, created or thrust upon us. Whatever the source or the …

Rep. Mike Denham: Transportation cabinet looks for public input into river, rail traffic

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Over the last several weeks, there has been renewed discussion about two of Kentucky’s oldest forms of transportation: rivers and railroads.   Late last month, the General Assembly’s Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation dedicated part of its monthly meeting to …