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Rep. Mike Denham: Ford was more than a statesman; laid foundation for generations

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  FRANKFORT – Late last week, Kentucky lost one of its true statesmen with the passing of former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford.   Since then, there have been numerous accolades about his many accomplishments in Washington, D.C. – from helping …

The jury is in: Majority of Kentucky voters believe state needs to reform legal climate

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By Michael G. Adams Special to KyForward   “Have you been injured?”   We have all heard this line thousands of times obnoxiously blaring from our televisions. Why are Kentuckians bombarded with ads for personal injury lawyers?   The answer …

Bill Straub: Being the ‘most conservative’ in a crowded field could work to Paul’s advantage

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WASHINGTON – One thing you can say about Sen. Rand Paul’s burgeoning presidential campaign – he’s not scaring anybody out of the race.   The Republican National Committee reports that the 2016 primary field has mushroomed to about 25 legitimate …

Tom Block: President’s speech less partisan, but some of his proposals have little chance

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President Obama delivered his second to last State of the Union speech and his first address to Congress since Republicans captured both the House and the Senate. He made clear at the outset that when it comes to headline issues …

Letter to the Editor: Sen. Paul should learn the facts regarding people with disabilities

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(The following letter is in response to comments U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, allegedly made last week about people who file disability claims.)   Sen. Paul’s comments regarding people with disabilities and the assistance they receive that keep them …

Rick Robinson: Rob Portman supporting same-sex marriage? That’s right and RIGHT

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    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has released a list of party officials endorsing him in his 2016 bid for re-election to the United States Senate. Many Ohio news sources passed on reporting Portman’s early broad base of grass-roots party …

Lewis Donohew: Old line about theory and practice may insult us eggheads but isn’t true

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Back in the days when I still thought I knew how cars worked (and my cars often didn’t) I knew a couple of things I could do to diagnose the problems. Sometimes I got it right, but if I didn’t …

Rep. Mike Denham: House Bill 1 could enact a local-option sales tax, has bipartisan support

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  Frankfort – There may only be 30 working days in this year’s legislative session, but it already seems like there are about twice as many major issues needing to be addressed before the General Assembly wraps up its work …

Bill Straub: America’s roads, bridges, dams literally falling apart; where is Congress?

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WASHINGTON – In case you haven’t noticed, America is falling apart – literally.   The American Society of Civil Engineers, in its most recent study, concluded that an investment of $3.6 trillion is urgently needed by 2020 to bring the …

Commentary: Two pieces of legislation
will push Kentucky toward the digital age

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By Gary Gerdemann Special to KyForward   Two Kentucky legislators took a major bipartisan step this week in securing a fully connected digital future for our Commonwealth. When adopted into law, their legislation will enact critical reforms to bring Kentucky’s …