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New Kentucky books on United States Senators, women’s suffrage provide sharp focus for 2021

By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to KyForward The end of any year causes us to reflect upon what we’ve accomplished, as well as what we resolve to do in the coming New Year. If social media and casual conversational remarks are any indication, this year—2020—is one that many people would prefer to forget. Of course, we all know deep down that forgetting 2020 will never be possible, and indeed, would...

Commentary: Exercise your right to vote; there are important choices to be made Tuesday

By Paul Whalen Special to KyForward There is an expression “use it or lose it”. This usually applies to skills and athletics. However, it could apply to voting. When businesses see decline in the use of a product or service they often discontinue that product or service. In the United States and in Kentucky, we have a decline of those who are exercising their rights as citizens even though this...

Paul L. Whalen: Need changes in Frankfort, D.C., airport to halt transportation decline

Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati have serious transportation issues which hurt business and economic development. There is the Brent Spence Bridge which carries two federally sponsored roads (I-75/I-71) of traffic over the Ohio River, and then there is CVG or the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Airport which has evolved into a ghost town.   It is time for the citizens of Northern Kentucky to re-think...