ClayCoNews - Op-Ed: President Biden Stands Up for Coalfield Communities - Peter Hille
Peter Hille

Op-Ed: President Biden Stands Up for Coalfield Communities

Op-Ed: By Peter Hille

President Biden signed an Executive Order on January 27 that will put “the full force of the federal government” behind a new commitment to a better future for coal-impacted communities.

Op-Ed: Improving Kentucky’s Early Literacy & Math Outcomes

By: Rep. James Tipton and Brigitte Blom Ramsey

ClayCoNews - Op-Ed: Improving Kentucky’s Early Literacy & Math Outcomes - Rep. James Tipton - Brigitte Ramsey

Left: Rep. James Tipton represents District 53 (Anderson, Bullitt and Spencer counties) - Right: Brigitte Blom Ramsey is President and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

The General Assembly has an opportunity in this legislative session to invest in the capacity of our teachers to improve student success in third grade reading and mathematics. House Bill 271, along with a $1 million appropriation in the budget, would create the Kentucky Early Entry Initiative, a partnership with the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and a proven way to strengthening teaching and learning for Kentucky’s young students.

Guest Editorial: Rethinking Kentucky Criminal Justice After 2020

By: Marcus Ray & Nicole Krider - 2020 Forced Kentucky to Think in New Ways about Criminal Justice. The current session of the General Assembly offers an opportunity to continue to explore new avenues.

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Marcus Ray, President, NAACP Kentucky State Conference & Nicole Krider, Director of Engagement, United Way of Kentucky

Dr. James M. Davis

Op-Ed: "Hillbilly Elegy", a Provocative and Compelling Film

Op-Ed by Dr. James M. Davis

Recently, I found the time to watch the film, Hillbilly Elegy, a docudrama released on NetFlix that is based upon the cultural values and life events of J.D. Vance.

Danny E. Davis Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Op-Ed: An Appalachian Kentucky native's perspective on "Hillbilly Elegy"

Op-Ed by:  Danny E. DavisThere is no doubt most of you have heard all the buzz around JD Vance's book, "Hillbilly Elegy," which was released in 2016 and the revival of that hype in 2020 with the movie released by Ron Howard.


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