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As a direct result of Gov. Andy Beshear’s shutdown orders, nearly half of Kentucky’s workforce has filed for unemployment insurance since March. As we reach the end of June, tens of thousands of Kentuckians who have filed jobless claims still have yet to receive the money they were promised …

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Across the nation, the coronavirus has highlighted issues in our food supply chain, our reliance on foreign countries for medical supplies, and the difference between strong, data-driven leaders and weak ones. But for Kentucky families and workers, perhaps the largest problem is one we’ve at…

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I don’t always have the right thing to say or put it in the most elegant manner, but not saying anything is no longer an option.

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As libraries across the country closed their physical buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they opened their digital doors in new and exciting ways. The Scott County Public Library was no exception.  I have never been prouder of our 43 library employees who have worked together to remain …

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This past week we have witnessed racial tensions and violence boil over in many cities across the country, triggered by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers and white vigilantes. 

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It has taken me a few days to truly gather my thoughts but here goes. The problems that our country is facing right now have been a reoccurring struggle for centuries. Today, social and racial injustice is being pushed to the forefront of our problems and people have finally began to use the…

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At this point, we’ve all seen enough news to know that senior living facilities like nursing homes have taken a significant hit when it comes to COVID-19.  The population which occupies nursing homes is the target population of coronavirus. Seniors with underlying health conditions are at th…

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This past weekend, a group of protestors demonstrated on the grounds of the State Capitol.  Their message was controversial to begin with, as they objected to many of the public health policies initiated by state government. It then took a more ominous turn as some dressed in military-style …

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Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own li…