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A guest column by John Overby

Phones show lack of attention, respect from children

As I sat in McDonald's last week, in one of the seemingly rare moments I have that's not in full-on rush mode, I noticed an old couple eating lunch with what was presumably their grandson at the next table down from me.

The kid was maybe 8 or 9 years old, undoubtedly off from yet another day of school.

This is where I would normally describe him in greater detail, but the only way I would have been of any help in that department was if he had committed a crime and was in a lineup.


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Slow down to smooth out the wrinkles

By Leslie Moore

I've been told that it ended with the Reagan administration. It could have been cabin fever or just my horrible habit of leaving clothes in the dryer to re-wrinkle, but this week, I ironed my clothes. And I'm feeling much better because of it.


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Cities, counties need local control through local option

Cities and counties, small and large, across Kentucky have big dreams for their communities - ideas that are transformative and can have lasting impact for generations.

Bardstown wants to build a YMCA to help keep its residents healthy. Eastern Kentucky communities dream of transforming the region into a destination attracting hunters, anglers, campers and adventure tourists. Louisville hopes to build a 100-mile hiking and biking path across the city - the type of amenity that attracts young people and entrepreneurs who start businesses and grow the state's economy.


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Reporter experiences legislation process first hand

A day in Frankfort

By Calen McKinney

As a teenager, I never asked for the opportunity. I sure hope others do and are quick to take advantage of it.

I recently spent a day with our legislators in Frankfort. I learned a lot and can certainly appreciate the hard work that's put into making new laws to help protect Kentucky residents.


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Evolving the debate toward humanness

A guest column by Richard Nelson


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How we do what we do in political coverage

CKNJ rules of politics

By Moreland Jeff

Every game has its rules, and politics are no different.

Here at the CKNJ, we have our own rules that we follow when it comes to politics and our coverage of political events. They are in place to help us be as fair as possible to each candidate.

When the political season rolls around, candidates begin by making an announcement of their intention to seek office. We welcome any candidate to do this, and we will publish one notice from each person declaring their candidacy.


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Legislator seeks to move public notices to Internet, out of newspaper

Keep public notices public

By Moreland Jeff

If one Kentucky legislator has his way, many Kentuckians could lose access to public information related to their local governing bodies.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who represents District 23 covering a portion of Kenton County, filed Senate Bill 101 last Friday seeking to eliminate the requirement of public notices to be published in the newspaper.


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Stepping back to the 1950s

By Calen McKinney

 


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Taking a 'do over' on resolutions

By David Whitlock

How are those New Year's resolutions working for you? If you've already reneged on them, don't panic. You aren't alone.

According to a survey reported in Forbes magazine, 36 percent have broken their resolutions after one month, 54 percent have failed after 6 months and only 8 percent actually reach their New Year's goals.


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School of a second chance

By David Whitlock

British author and philosopher C.S. Lewis once observed, "Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive."

I thought of Lewis' statement after the University of Louisville hired Bobby Petrino as its head football coach for the second time. Not being a Cardinal fan, forgiving the coach for his past mistakes was easy for me.


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