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Kentucky Humanties to host Smithsonian traveling exhibit highlighting American Democracy

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Kentucky Humanities, will bring Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, an exhibit that examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by, and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union,” to Kentucky communities in 2021. Six locations have been...

Morehead State professor appointed to Board of Trustees for Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Dr. Michael Hail, professor of government and political science at Morehead State University, has been appointed by President Donald Trump to serve an additional term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Hail is the coordinator of government and political science programs in the Department of History, Philosophy, Global Studies and Legal Studies at Morehead...

City of Lexington government remains open, focuses on basic service to citizens during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, City of Lexington government will stay open to focus on basic services, and to care for citizens and employees, Mayor Linda Gorton said. “Our state is at a tipping point,” Gorton said. “Experts have said that,for Kentucky, the next few weeks are critical in the battle against COVID-19. Since Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky are the largest concentrations...

Gov. Bevin and First Lady host ‘One Mind: Uniting the States for Our Children’ conference in Louisville

Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin on this week convened top government, business and community leaders from across the United States for a groundbreaking dialogue about human trafficking and other key issues impacting children in America’s foster care system. Participants in Monday’s historic conference — “One Mind: Uniting the States for Our Children” — heard...

Lucina Health to host preterm birth and maternal mortality event on March 12 in Louisville

Lucina Health, a women’s maternity analytics platform, will hold its inaugural event, Preterm Birth and Maternal Mortality: A Community Conversation, at 6 p.m. on March 12 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. Preterm birth and maternal mortality are national crises, with rates in the United States higher than any other developed country. Kentucky and the city of Louisville were both given...

Lewis Donohew: Real conspiracy is simple fixes for complex problems

I have a relative I won’t identify who doesn’t trust government, no matter who is in power, and who leans toward Tea Party solutions to our country’s problems. He is a high school graduate and a very successful businessman who thinks newspapers – conventionally printed or online – are biased, and only trusts certain sources on the Internet, plus the right-wing commentator Glenn Beck.   He...