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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:We are already planning the third annual Extreme 3:16 Youth Rally for 2014 at the Grayson Co. Fairgrounds, a drug awareness event titled “War Against Addictions.”The dates have been set for Sept. 12 and 13 (Fri. and Sat.), and we are starting early this year to better prepare and to give everyone time and opportunity to participate.We have already started booking groups and speakers. Shirts and posters are being made, and donations ar...

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Senator Gibson’s legislative update

The second week of April is the last week of the Governor’s ten-day veto period. The 14th and 15th, both chambers return to Frankfort and take up any final action on bills, including the budget bills, if there are disagreements with the Governor’s potential vetoes. During this period, it is quiet around the capitol. This week, several members came to Frankfort to meet about pending legislation and continue to discuss the Road Plan, which has not yet come to the floor for a vote. ...

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Enquiring Kentucky minds want to know: What’s going on in those secret budget discussions?

Lawmakers fulfilled their primary constitutional duty by agreeing on a $20.3 billion budget. Still, plenty of unanswered questions remain about Kentucky’s budget process: Why don’t the leaders in the House of Representatives give members more time to sufficiently consider their vote on the state budget?

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:“Seeking Two Offices”

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:“Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland Food Bank feeds those in need in Grayson County”

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior,What types of amplification products can you recommend to help people with hearing impairment? My 62-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help.Shouting SpouseDear Shouting,If your husband is reluctant to get a hearing aid, there are dozens of “personal sound amplification products...

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can I get help with my Medicare decisions? I’m approaching 65 and could use some help sorting through the different Medicare plan options that are available to me.Almost EligibleDear Almost,

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Senator Gibson’s legislative update

This week, the Senate passed House Bill 211, which will help school districts adjust their calendars for the remaining school year. The bill allows flexibility for districts, permitting them to submit a plan to make up the time missed to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) detailing how each will meet the required 1,062 hours of instruction, upon which school funding is based.For the school districts that cannot attain 1,062 hours, because of the overwhelming amount of days ...

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Right-to-work law needed in Kentucky’s economic toolbox

Respected economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore claim the most important tools in a state’s economic toolbox are a right-to-work law and lower taxes. The economists’ analysis of states with humming economies versus those with sputtering ones - along with the experience of Kentucky’s economic development experts - seem to confirm their assertion. While I recently showed in this column that states with the largest union-membership increases in 2013 a...

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Schools could add required Saturday to make-up schedule

School on a Saturday? It sounds like every...

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