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Reports of scams to the Attorney General’s Office have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with dollar losses up as much as 8,000 percent compared to 2019. In August 2020, employment and work-from-home scams accounted for nearly half of the dollar losses reported to our office.

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Across the nation and around the world, the number of coronavirus cases is on the rise. This alarming trend has raised concerns that the economic lockdown from the spring could return. Leaders in Frankfort can and should be creative in using available resources and developing guidelines to p…

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I will end my articles about depression with this one final column. It is about the battle a young man fought with depression. But it could be about so many others that have lost a loved one to this dreaded disease. Only those who have walked with someone along this journey can understand th…

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There are many causes of depression, but PTSD is without a doubt a major cause. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is simply stated as seeing or living through a traumatic event. It often happens to war veterans and leads to over 7,000 deaths by suicide a year. It can result from physical or sex…

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Public education is a decidedly social endeavor. The things most graduates treasure from their school years are the memories of interactions with great teachers who changed the trajectory of their life, their experiences in school activities and athletics that taught them the value of collab…

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We are not among those convinced this election was filled with fraud, although we do agree that if there is even a whisper of wrongdoing, it should be investigated.

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“Why did you start writing your articles again about depression?” I was asked by a friend. There are two main reasons. It helps me understand the loss of my daughter and it lets me know I can help others. “Your article about your daughter helped me with one of my girls that has OCD.” Those w…

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Americans everywhere will be honoring members of the armed forces as we celebrate Veterans Day. Nov. 11 of each year is the day set aside to ensure our veterans know we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free and safe and to protect our right to recite the Pl…

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Recently I read “Divided We Fall” by Georgetown native David French. The premise of the book is that Americans are becoming more separated by politics and, if not rectified, that separation could realistically lead to the dissolution of our union. French puts forth a great case, and I would …

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As I was beginning to write about depression for my articles, my wife Barbara said she never knew anyone that had suffered from that disease until she met me. That’s understandable because it is something most people don’t talk about. It can be all around you in the work place or even in you…

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Social unrest has disrupted the nation, brought on by such events as police shootings, mass protests, misinformation and deception in social media, and a backlash to COVID-19 shutdowns and mask mandates.

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When I first went to the Senate, I was the lowest man on the totem pole with a desk in the very back. Being in the back fueled me to work harder for Kentucky every single day because I knew to truly make a difference for our Commonwealth, we needed a front row seat. Now, as Senate Majority L…

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Congratulations to the Student Y-Club of Great Crossing High School for their outstanding efforts on a Georgetown City Council debate Tuesday night.

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The pandemic has introduced several unusual challenges — from remote learning and NBA “bubbles” to virtual graduations and socially distanced Real Housewives reunions.

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As a female executive, I have had to answer the same question for many years: “How are you able to balance your work and family?” Honestly, those questions have always frustrated me because they have never been asked of my husband. And I have been fortunate until recently, with a lot of help…

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Depression is one of the most misunderstood diseases in our country and that leads to the high rate of suicides. It was seventeen years ago I opened an e-mail in my office with the following words:

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Did you know that, in addition to choices for federal, state and local representatives, your November general election ballot will feature a critical yes or no question that will impact thousands of Kentucky crime victims?

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Health officials continue to warn us that the days and weeks immediately ahead will be difficult as cold weather draws people inside and there remains no cure for COVID-19.

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What was by all points of reference a minor traffic stop by a pair of Scott County Sheriff’s deputies involving a black high school coach and his son has erupted into a firestorm of ugly accusations.

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In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

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We have heard a lot about “originalists,” as the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett continue. It is likely Barrett will be confirmed, which will have a profound impact upon the Court.