Just before 8 a.m. on March 22, as the morning rush hit, the International Airport in Brussels, Belgium was shaken by two explosions. The nearby metro station was hit shortly thereafter. These explosions killed 31 people and injured 300 more.
Following the governor’s vetoes — which included eliminating thousands of college scholarships for low-income Kentuckians — the new state budget for the next two years is now set. While the budget makes necessary contributions to our underfunded state pension plans, the damage it inflicts on the sources of our commonwealth’s prosperity are a real reason for worry.
Much has been said recently about the “lack of transparency” at Kentucky Retirement Systems. In a recent Herald-Leader article, the wording “often secretive public pension systems” was employed to describe KRS and other Kentucky public pension systems. To describe KRS as “secretive” is not only untrue, but misleads and does a disservice to the public.
From 1997 to 2002, the television show Ally McBeal portrayed a law firm where the titular character worked. One of the more innovative aspects of this law firm was that a unisex bathroom was the setting for more than a few dramatic moments.
Arbor Day is Friday, April 29, and this weekend is a great time to plant a tree. It will enhance your property value and help beautify your neighborhood, attract songbirds and reduce storm water runoff.
One of the highlights of living in Lexington is its commitment to intentional urban life. Attractive parks, cozy neighborhoods and thoughtfully planned businesses make life “inside the circle” a wonderful mix of work and play, industry and family.
With Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s victories in New York, we’re one furious contest closer to the end of this spectacle. But we’ve known for a while now where we’re headed, and it isn’t anyplace good.
The Herald-Leader’s editorial board has a well-established position against the production and use of Kentucky coal. In its latest editorial entitled “Blankenship lessons for Kentucky lawmakers,” it continues its anti-coal drumbeat by mischaracterizing two state budget bills. I feel compelled to correct the public record with facts about Kentucky coal that this editorial board either does not know or, worse, refuses to recognize.
A college senior boarded a flight and excitedly called his family to recount a U.N. event he had attended but, unfortunately, he was speaking Arabic. Southwest Airlines kicked him off the plane, in the sixth case reported in the United States this year in which a Muslim was ejected from a flight.
As world leaders gather in New York City to sign the historic Paris Climate Agreement on Friday, community leaders in Central Appalachia are working to ensure that our region is not left behind in a new energy economy.