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Recently, I have received several comments or complaints about guest columns published in the News-Graphic. The general gist is the columns are inaccurate or misleading, and sometimes it is suggested that by publishing the columns the News-Graphic shares those opinions.

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While tax incentives packages are called “corporate handoffs,” by some and lead some sensitive politicians to attempt to hide such deals from public view, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has shown, once again, that such deals handled correctly can pay off handsomely for all involved.

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Every county depends upon essential services to function properly — police, fire, EMS and many others, including waste services. The Central Kentucky Landfill (CKL) has proudly served Scott County in the latter role for almost 20 years, providing an affordable, friendly service while employi…

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An invective hurled at school-choice supporters by Lexington Democratic Rep. Kelly Flood during a recent legislative committee hearing to consider a bill that would make Kentucky the 19th state to implement a scholarship tax credit program offers a clear demonstration of the Urban Dictionary…

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As we approach the latter days of the 2019 Regular Session, the Capitol remains as busy as ever. Countless visitors from across Kentucky advocated important issues in a week that had no shortage of legislative activity.

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I am proud to represent the people of central and eastern Kentucky in a seat in Congress that has existed for more than 200 years. It is a seat which has been occupied by many great statesmen including the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay. I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of these states…

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Critics jumping at opportunities to stamp an “anti-public education” label on school choice supporters also unwittingly advocate for something different from a truly public education by defending Kentucky’s antiquated School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) approach as the holy grail of school g…

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If, as numerous rankings indicate, Kentucky is a physically unhealthy state, we may be an even- unhealthier commonwealth when it comes to our public pension systems.

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City leaders are considering a re-structuring, or change in the organizational structure of city government, without approval by residents. At its Feb. 11 meeting, second reading and a vote will be held on the establishment of a position of chief administrative officer (CAO) that will report…

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Parents and voters probably don’t realize how much control teachers through School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) councils have in running schools and how little real clout belongs to elected board members and the superintendents they hire and are responsible for holding accountable.

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New polling indicates that not only are policies empowering parents to decide how, what and where their children learn more popular than ever, but the support school choice enjoys across political, demographic and geographical spectrums reveals that educational freedom isn’t just about helpi…

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I read the Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 edition with the front page “Moms Demand Action” article. I believe this organization should disclose to the public they are a shell-front for gun control fanatic, former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

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The decision to cancel school impacts many people in our community. We make the best decision based on the information we have, keeping the safety of our students and staff at the forefront. Any superintendent or transportation director will tell you that one of his/her most difficult decisi…

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At the present, Sears is barely surviving in bankruptcy court, But, there was a day when Sears was the Amazon of its time. It made the mail-order catalog a staple of American households, and in so doing, brought the latest and greatest products of American capitalism to people in every corne…