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Lewis Donohew: Good for news media to do interpretation stories, but need to get it right

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A couple of newspaper stories I’ve read lately – one about tobacco sales and the other about cash home sales – left me feeling somewhat uneasy about the state of reporting.   The one about tobacco implied that farmers who …

Bill Straub: If nothing else, Grimes has one thing going for her – McConnell himself

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If Alison Lundergan Grimes should somehow pull off the monumental upset and defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next Tuesday’s election, don’t blame her.   Grimes, the Kentucky Secretary of State, has run one of the oddest campaigns since …

Tom Block: An updated election forecast shows control of the Senate not a done deal

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With less than a week before the important midterm election, I wanted to update my forecast.   Two weeks ago, I thought the odds favored a very narrow Democratic victory in the battle for control of the Senate. I saw …

Bill Straub: What’s going on with the usually composed, cool-under-fire Mitch McConnell?

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Regardless of the outcome of this year’s U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, at least one unexpected, interesting question has arisen: What in the world is going on with Addison Mitchell McConnell?   Widely known as a political genius – just …

Commentary: Judge our Senate candidates by their statesmanship, not their personal power

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By Shirley Browning Special to KyForward   I write out of concern for our state. I am a Kentucky native, and I still own a small portion of our family farm there.   I earned two degrees from University of …

Johnathan Gay: Kentucky’s food, farming economy needs real entrepreneurship, too

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Kentucky has a fascinating heritage when it comes to public unity. Everyone knows the Commonwealth was home to both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Today, different debates occupy the minds of average Kentuckians, such as UK vs. Louisville, wet vs. …

Col Owens: Kentucky needs to hire Alison Lundergan Grimes, retire Mitch McConnell

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We need Alison Lundergan Grimes in the U.S. Senate. Why? There are many reasons, and they’re good ones.   Alison wants to solve problems here in Kentucky and around the nation. She will not pass the buck, as Mitch McConnell …

Lewis Donohew: Appalachia, it seems, is on the move and taking root in Central Kentucky

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I was surprised to learn recently that Appalachia has added several thousand new residents, one of whom is me.   I haven’t learned when this addition occurred, but the latest boundary lines definitely include my Montgomery County and my Mt. …

Commentary: Anti-bullying author says past taunts from bullies play like song in his head

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By Kurt J. Kolka Special to KyForward   Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head? You know, a song you haven’t heard for a while. Suddenly and unexpectedly it pops into your head and goes into repeat …

Billy Reed: It’s time for marching bands to dump the soldier suits, change with the times

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I have a wonderful idea for a new business, and I need to find some investors before the same idea dawns on the brains at Nike, addidas or UnderArmour. I want to start a company that takes marching-band uniforms out …