Civil War

No statues to be removed or added to Rotunda without legislative OK under advancing bill

BY: - February 15, 2024

FRANKFORT — Almost four years after the Beshear administration removed a Confederate statue from the Capitol Rotunda, the House State Government Committee forwarded a bill that would give the General Assembly final say over what may be permanently displayed there. House Bill 513, sponsored by Rep. David Hale, R-Wellington, would give the General Assembly approval power […]


The Kentucky ‘governor’ who fled Frankfort before approaching U.S. troops

BY: - December 12, 2023

Whatever happens at Gov. Andy Beshear’s second inauguration, odds are federal soldiers won’t run him out of town. During the Civil War, Confederate troops captured Frankfort, the only capital of a loyal state to fall to the enemy during America’s most lethal conflict. The rebels’ advent forced Unionist Gov. James F. Robinson and the Union-majority […]


Democracy on trial

BY: - August 4, 2023

Once in a lifetime traumatic events have been occurring so often lately we’re all starting to get disaster fatigue.  In the space of three years we’ve had a global pandemic; the Russian invasion of Ukraine; record setting floods, heat waves and tornadoes, and Jan. 6, 2021.  The United States managed a peaceful transition of power […]