A good reason to move to Kentucky!

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania badly needs new revenue, top Senate Dem says by Karen Langley | Harrisburg Bureau |Updated: June 19, 2017 — 6:45 PM EDT HARRISBURG — Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa painted a bleak picture of state finances Monday, predicting lawmakers and the governor will put band-aids on the next two budgets …

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New manufacturing in the United States

From The Wall Street Journal: The Mill That Right-to-Work Built An entrepreneur is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Kentucky—without protectionism. By Allysia Finley | May 19, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET In April the CEO of Braidy Industries, Craig Bouchard, announced his company would build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill in Ashland, Ky., creating 550 jobs. …

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Doing the right thing incenses the left

From The New York Times: Kentucky Judge, Citing Conscience, Declines to Hear Same-Sex Adoption Cases By Daniel Victor | May 1, 2017 A Family Court judge in Kentucky has recused himself from adoption cases involving gay and lesbian parents, saying that “as a matter of conscience” he could not be impartial. In a court order …

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Three stories from the Lexington Herald-Leader

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Eatery gains world attention hosting Beshear’s reply to Trump speech By Cheryl Truman | ctruman@herald-leader.com | March 1, 2017 3:06 PM EST The first Karin West knew of her diner’s impending worldwide exposure was when someone from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office called to ask whether Lexington Diner could host a …

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Lee County and poverty To the people of Beattyville, it's nice to hear that the Dow cracked 20,000, but it doesn't mean much for them personally

My favorite CNNMoney reporter is in the Bluegrass State! .@byHeatherLong making a new friend in the field today #beattyville #kentucky pic.twitter.com/JFzqGQsAos — Haley Draznin (@haleydraz) January 25, 2017 And now the story: 54% of Americans aren’t benefiting from Dow 20,000 by Heather Long and Poppy Harlow | January 26, 2017: 10:10 AM ET CNNMoney (Beattyville, …

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The Solid South

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Democrats blame huge losses in Kentucky House on the ‘long coattails’ of Trump By Jack Brammer | jbrammer@herald-leader.com | November 9, 2016 5:43 PM For 26 years, Democrat Hubert Collins has represented a state House district deep in Eastern Kentucky. Buoyed by his affable nature and stature as the chamber’s longtime …

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