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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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A horse is a horse, of course

By Leslie Moore

They say those big nostrils can sense the fear in you. Given my fluttery disposition and general wariness of any animal that I have to look up to, I've always kept my distance from horses.

But take a drive around Taylor County and you are sure to see several breeds and colors of horses living here. Local horse enthusiasts take great pride in their horses' training, bloodlines that go back several decades or more and even the distinctive coloring that sets each one apart.   


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Be careful raising minimum wage

By Moreland Jeff

Everybody wants to make more money, and people making minimum wage are certainly at the top of that list.

Some Democrats in the Kentucky legislature are also looking to help those in the Bluegrass state making minimum wage receive a pay raise, and they hope to see it climb from the current rate of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over a three-year period.

It's easy to say that the minimum wage should go up (it hasn't increased since 2009), but it's another thing to look at what it will do to those who make more than minimum wage.


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Starting over for 2014

By Calen McKinney

 


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