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Mischievous Christmas gifts for KY politicians, a tradition continued

Thirty-nine years ago, Ed Ryan, then the Frankfort Bureau chief of The Courier-Journal, wrote a column headlined “Possible gifts for officials, first family.” Ed had ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:51 pm


Beshear needs help with preventive pandemic messages

It’s rare for a high-ranking official to seek advice publicly, but that’s exactly what Gov. Andy Beshear did Wednesday at his daily coronavirus briefing, seemingly ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, December 11, 2020 7:33 am


Amendment 2, on the ballot, has a hidden agenda, but it’s a good one

As our tumultuous, pandemic-extended election consumes the country, this space takes a breath to offer a closer look at something important on Kentucky’s ballot, and ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:12 pm


Grading political leaders through pandemic

As we approach a crucial election, it’s time to think about the sort of leaders we want and need at all levels of government – ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:58 pm


Sunday’s new-case report gives state largest one-week total

Health commissioner again urges safe behavior next weekend The state reported 462 new cases of infection by the novel coronavirus Sunday, making its Monday-to-Sunday weekly ... Read more

by Al Cross, Monday, August 31, 2020 9:32 am


Ky. Chamber of Commerce starts campaign to help substance abusers

One of the major obstacles to dealing with substance abuse is the stigma it still has among many people, so the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:01 am


Church returns to virtual services after virus outbreak

A Lexington-area church “that resumed in-person services in mid-May, and whose pastor pressured the governor to reopen churches early, is now the site of a ... Read more

by Al Cross, Monday, June 8, 2020 8:14 am

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