Forgy's political pedigree included being budget director for Gov. Louie Nunn, partner in the law firm headed by former Democratic Gov. Bert Combs and manager of Ronald Reagan’s successful Kentucky campaigns, recalls columnist Al Cross
Larry Forgy, who died this week at 82, showed promise, pitfalls of campaign finance reform
Republicans made Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s budget speech largely irrelevant. Rarely in Kentucky has so much political thunder been stolen, observes columnist Al Cross.
Al Cross: Kentucky officeholders use their power, official and unofficial
Growing distrust in elections poses a threat to democracy that could become more prevalent at statehouses and in local communities, writes Hoptown Chronicle editor Jennifer P. Brown.
Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol
The year didn’t start as we hoped it would. But the best path forward goes like this: Onward. Don’t stop. Keep going.
tornado debris strewn across ninth street in hopkinsville
Humor might seem out of place in these times, but a smile or a chuckle is still something we could use, observes political columnist Al Cross.
Al Cross: A tradition continues with holiday gifts for Kentucky politicians
After tornadoes devastated Western Kentucky on Dec. 10 and 11, the community rallied and support poured in — from contributions of money and supplies to help finding shelter for the suddenly homeless.
Following historic storms, helping hands reach out in so many ways
The fictional town in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” has a lot in common with today’s rural America. But with no hard data, will it take a miracle to determine the town’s rural status?
Commentary: Just how rural is Bedford Falls?
"... I don’t think stereotypes are a great way of judging an entire region. For rural America contains multitudes. As do I," writes Leslie County, Kentucky, native Skylar Baker-Jordan.
To the horror of his urban friends, ‘a child of the rainbow’ returns home to the hollows
Wendell Berry’s novel, “Hannah Coulter,” captures life in rural Kentucky at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Struggles of fictional Ky. family reflect the past and foretell the future
There's little room for compromise in politics today, which was the way members of both parties got things done when Republican Larry Hopkins represented the Bluegrass region in Congress, observes longtime political columnist Al Cross.
Al Cross: Is there any room remaining in politics for nice guys like Larry Hopkins?


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