Check the box, and join us in the fight against hunger

Check the box, and join us in the fight against hunger

The Kentucky Hunger Initiative got off to a great start in 2016. We convened the Hunger Task Force, a group of leaders from agriculture, government, b...

January 17th, 2017 |  


An incredibly productive early legislative session

An incredibly productive early legislative session

On Saturday, January 7th, I signed seven new bills into law. I want to extend my gratitude to the General Assembly for their hard work in getting thes...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Early voting is not the answer

Early voting is not the answer

I read with interest recent editorials from various newspapers stating it is too difficult to vote in Kentucky and that the Commonwealth should pass a...

December 17th, 2016 |  


We must come together, work across party lines

We must come together, work across party lines

The most divisive set of elections in my lifetime are now over, and Kentucky will not see another regular election until May 2018.My congratulations t...

November 12th, 2016 |  


A great day for Kentucky and America

A great day for Kentucky and America

History was made Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the Presidency and did so while ignoring conventional polit...

November 12th, 2016 |  


Our fight for education

Our fight for education

Our university students and faculty have been through a lot.For our students, higher education has never been more expensive.For our faculty and admin...

October 29th, 2016 |  


Throw off the mantle of brinkmanship

Throw off the mantle of brinkmanship

Gov. Matt Bevin responded to two events last week with a stunning display of petty adolescence and erratic temperament unworthy of Kentucky’s hi...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Right-to-work

Right-to-work

Governor Matt Bevin has made it no secret that he favors so-called “right-to-work” legislation for the upcoming session of the Kentucky Ge...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Keen and constant vigilance

Keen and constant vigilance

What a jewel we have in the Waterfront Park! This summer, I visited it frequently with my grandchildren, Maya age 7 and Tyson age 5. The Adventure Pla...

September 3rd, 2016 |  


Kentuckians need to rally to lead nation in educational reform once again

Kentuckians need to rally to lead nation in educational reform once again

We have a moral obligation to all of the commonwealth’s students to address the achievement gap and the implications it has on the future of our...

September 3rd, 2016 |