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Bill Straub: Civics lesson for Independence Day and the most joyful event of them all — press bashing

Tis the 4th of July, time for baseball, firecrackers, backyard barbeques and the most joyful event of them all, press bashing. As usual, it’s the president of the United States, Extremely Stable Genius, leading this Independence Day parade, asserting reports that his administration dropped plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form are “FAKE!” Forget for a moment that the...

Commentary: Sky-high jump in retirement costs an issue that cannot be ignored by Kentucky’s leaders

By Rocky Adkins, Derrick Graham and Joni Jenkins Special to KyForward Sometime before the end of June, Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to call the General Assembly to the Capitol to address an issue that cannot be ignored: a sky-high jump in retirement costs for nearly 120 human-service agencies and our regional universities. Time is truly of the essence, because few if any can afford that increase, which...

Constance Alexander: Libraries are the homes that welcome us — and create a common ground

According to poet Robert Frost, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” For many of us, the library is the home that welcomes us, no matter who we are and where we’re from. That spirit was certainly in the air last week on Candidates’ Night, when citizens from every walk of life in our community flocked to the Calloway County Public Library to meet the...