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CPE chief tells grads: College is worth it

By Aaron Thompson Guest contributor To all of the students who recently graduated from a Kentucky college or university, thank you for having the fortitude and determination to make it to the finish line. You’ve achieved something powerful and transformative that will dramatically improve the quality of your life –…


New state laws take effect June 27

FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 session will go into effect on Thursday, June 27. That means law-abiding adults will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, employers will be required to make certain reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and electric…


Auditor finds issues at Leslie sheriff dept.

Kentucky state Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a June 13 audit report that found problems with the way the Leslie County Sheriff’s Department handled auto inspection fees. The state-required audit found the sheriff’s office did not issue receipts for all auto inspections, and a deputy sheriff was found to have…



It’s Bevin v. Beshear in the fall

Tuesday’s primary election held few surprises. At the top of the ticket, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear will face Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in a general election race that will be hard-fought and likely will get ugly. Even as polls closed in Kentucky, out-of-state organizations sent messages into the commonwealth,…