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FrontPage News

Baby Boomers of the Sixties have now become the Status Quo of the 21st Century

...One of the realities of this new age that Baby Boomers face is the feeling we are no longer the target audience for the American consumer marketplace...

...The white male dominated Baby Boomers are experiencing future shock...

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House approves proposed workforce development study
Rep. Rick Nelson, D - Middlesboro. Photo courtesy LRC Public Information
House approves proposed workforce development study

House Concurrent Resolution 97, sponsored by Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, and Rep. Rick Nelson, D-Middlesboro, would direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a Kentucky Workforce Development Task Force to study workforce issues and submit a final report by Dec. 2016 that includes proposed changes and recommended legislation for workforce development.

Last year, over $1 billion in state and federal funds were provided to train, educate and support Kentucky's workforce, according to the resolution.

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P3 bill clears House, goes to Senate
P3 bill clears House, goes to Senate

FRANKFORT--A bill that would allow government and private entities to enter into public-private partnerships to fund the Commonwealth's needs has cleared the Kentucky House.

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Editorials

No shortcut to prosperity, Ky. must seek a better road
No shortcut to prosperity, Ky. must seek a better road

Editor's Note: Candidate in 2019 Democratic primary for Governor, Adam Edelen submitted this editorial in February 2016. The campaign themes echo three years later.

Kentucky is headed the wrong way, down a dangerous road.

The prevailing sentiment in Frankfort these days is that we can somehow take a shortcut to prosperity. That by cutting education, reducing workers' wages and protections and eliminating access to health care for people who work for a living, we can best move Kentucky forward.

Such thinking is a fiction...

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Community and Regional News

Harmon Releases Audit of Ballard County Fiscal Court
State Auditor Mike Harmon
Harmon Releases Audit of Ballard County Fiscal Court

State Auditor Mike Harmon released his audit of the Ballard Fiscal Court through 2014. The Auditor's report found problems with the Health Reimbursement accounts. Among the findings were that employees were overpaid and prescriptions were reimbursed more than once. Reimbursements were made for gum, transmission fluid, over the counter medicines and massages without a doctor's prescription. The Auditor found that reimbursements were made for services "not yet received or expenses not yet incurred"

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