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C. Josh Givens

As I approach 50, how did I get here?

I will turn 50 years old on April 24, and to be honest, it feels like it’s happening to someone else. And, to be honest – again – I never expected to last this long, and it’s likely a small miracle that I have. Not that I have lived my life with some sort of…

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Your right to know, newspapers under assault in Frankfort

It seems with each annual iteration of the Kentucky General Assembly, there is some renewed – or repeated – assault on the public’s right to know in the Commonwealth. As well, newspapers of record continue to see legislation which will not only weaken the public’s access to information, but also create conditions which weaken public…

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‘Nobody wants to work’ might not mean what you think

Just jump on your social media accounts or turn on one of the talking head evening cable news program and you are likely to hear or read this phrase. “Nobody wants to work.” Sometimes it may even be accompanied by a plea from a small business for applicants or written in all capital letters or…

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Look out for yourself in 2022

  Well, 2021 is in the books and, to be honest, I’m not sure I remember that much of it. At least in my view, it just felt like a repeat of 2020. A pandemic, a world climate increasingly changing, widening divisions in society and politics, career challenges, and kind of sinking into a routine…

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The words we use do matter, no matter the purpose

Well, just in time for the holidays, seems a new variant of COVID-19 – Omicron – has been discovered in South Africa. Early word is the variant could be more resistant to vaccines, and that the virus tends to reside in the upper respiratory system, making it much more transmissible through sneezes and coughs. The…

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