• Watch your mouth
  • Hopeful for a pension proposal

    Week six of the 2018 Legislative Session is in the books, and bills continued to move steadily through the Senate as work on the budget and pension reform continues. While we have not released a pension proposal just yet, we are hopeful that it will be made public in the coming days as we continue to sort out details on this complex issue. As for the budget bill, its fate currently is in the hands of the House, and we are hopeful that we in the Senate will receive a budget bill by early March.

  • Proposed education cuts

    I was fortunate to meet with superintendents from my fifth Senate district this week. We had a great discussion about the needs of education, especially in our rural communities, and they explained to me the catastrophic consequences that proposed budget cuts would have on our local schools.

  • This is me (us)

    There’s a show on television on Tuesday nights that many are calling the best TV show ever. It’s called, ‘This is Us’. If you haven’t watched it, or like me came in a few weeks too late to fully understand the switching between current day and years ago story lines, I’ll give you a quick update.

  • The (wrong) road home

    Home. There’s truly no place like it. I recently returned from a trip back to Oregon and boy, did I need it. It was a wonderful whirlwind, filled with friends and family we hadn’t seen for a year and a half but I have to admit it felt a little weird taking a “vacation” home—especially when I got lost getting to my own house.

  • One of a kind

    On Sunday this past weekend, I went to see our very own Terry Sandidge speak at the Hometown Teams exhibit in downtown Hodgenville.

    For those of you who have been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, several of our community leaders and others worked hard to bring a traveling exhibit called “Hometown Teams” to LaRue County. The free exhibit showcases national sports displays, but it also showcases LaRue County sports displays as well. The exhibit includes newspaper articles, trophies, uniforms, photographs and other memorabilia.

  • Senator Meredith’s legislative update

    Despite the slick roads and thick accumulation of snow across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky General Assembly returned ready to work following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. The general atmosphere in the Capitol was one of anticipation as citizens rallied for causes in the Rotunda and met with their legislators throughout the week.

  • Representative Reed’s legislative update

    While House and Senate Leadership continue to work on a revised pension bill, attention has shifted to the budget situation facing our Commonwealth. We recently heard the Governor present his budget outlook in the State of the Commonwealth address, where he outlined the fiscal challenges we are facing, while also delivering some good news.

  • A better career outlook in 2018

    With the end of 2017, many job seekers and potential job seekers are considering what they want to accomplish on the job in 2018.

    Whether you are looking to get a new career on track, re-enter the workforce or move to the next level in your field, there’s probably one thing that rings true for every job search: It’s hard work. Yet, like so many other things, a well-researched plan will greatly increase your chances of success.

  • Perspectives: My First Year in the State House

    When I signed up to run for office just a short time ago, I had a strong desire to do all that I could to improve the quality of life in Green, LaRue and Marion counties. After my first year as your State Representative, it is clear that our area has made great strides.