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  • A year of extraordinary accomplishment

    By U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.

  • The future begins with infrastructure

    By Juva Barber
    Kentuckians for Better Transportation

    In the last two years, four companies have announced investments in Kentucky of more than $5.6 billion – that’s billion with a “b.”

    Toyota, UPS, Amazon and Braidy Industries have one thing in common – they depend on a reliable, efficient transportation system to transport their products to the world and to bring needed resources to their facilities.

  • Happy New Year!

    By Joberta Wells

    Happy New Year! How many New Year’s resolutions have you already broken? Let’s face it, most people’s last less than a week. That’s why I never make any.

  • 27 years of recipes and memories

    By Kevin Williams

    I want to thank all of our readers and newspapers along the line for reading The Amish Cook. 2018 will mark the column’s 27th year and I’ve been at the helm the whole time. It seems insane to do anything that long, but loyal readers and wonderful newspapers have stuck with it and I’m grateful.

  • The legacy of Kentucky Treasurer ‘Honest Dick’ Tate

    By Stuart W. Sanders
    Kentucky Historical Society

    Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn, who fled the country after pleading guilty to charges of social security fraud, has been captured in Honduras and returned to the United States after being on the run for nearly six months.

    The international escape of this Kentucky lawyer harkens back to the case of Kentucky State Treasurer “Honest Dick” Tate, who served in that position from 1867 until 1888.

  • The meaning of protecting the people of Kentucky

    By Andy Beshear
    Kentucky Attorney General

    Building a better, safer Kentucky for generations to come is what inspired me to public service.

    My team and I in the Office of the Attorney General are doing just that by broadening our four-part mission of tackling the opioid epidemic, shielding children from abuse, seeking justice for survivors of sexual assault and helping senior citizens avoid scams.

  • Fighting open-meetings offenses: Short-term pain, long-term gain

    By Jim Waters
    Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

    Getting sued and seeing the glass half full is an obvious oxymoron – unless the lawsuit leads to a court decision establishing judicial precedent ensconcing a more open, transparent and accountable government.

  • New Year, new beginnings

    By state Rep. Dan Elliott

    As we approach Christmas and 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all the significant accomplishments Kentucky has experienced this past year.

    It has been a record-breaking year for business investments thanks to pro-growth legislation passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Kentucky has seen more than $8.5 billion invested in our economy and in our people. More than 14,900 new well-paid, full-time jobs have been created just since January.

  • We must protect the Second Amendment

    By U.S. Rep James Comer

    When I came to Congress nearly 13 months ago, I committed my unwavering support for all Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. As this year comes to a close, I was proud to maintain my commitment by voting to pass legislation which upholds that right and will put an end to the confusion faced by more than 16 million law-abiding Americans with concealed carry permits.

    The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 accomplishes these goals.

  • Have a healthier New Year in 2018 with these tips

    Lake Cumberland District Health

    Dedicate yourself to a healthier lifestyle for the New Year by using these tips to get started.

    1. Eat Breakfast. Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla or a parfait with low-fat plain yogurt, fruit and whole grain cereal.