When the current crop of Richmond city commissioners took their oaths of office on Dec. 29, 2020, they made very specific promises.

As editor of the Richmond Register, one of the best and worst parts of this job is the amount of words I have to read each day.

In the spring of 2013, the band "Rush" was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I get it. It’s easy to shop on Amazon. Running low on toilet paper? Need lightbulbs? Want a bath caddy on a whim? With two clicks and even less thought, the item you need/want/desire is at your doorstep, often in 48 hours or less.

As soon as the final seconds ticked off the clock prior to halftime last Wednesday afternoon at the KHSAA Sweet 16, I quickly headed up the steps in search of a rare treat.

It goes without saying this year's Thanksgiving holiday was unlike any other. Families and households were forced to make tough decisions in response to the growing concerns of the pandemic and restrictions imposed by the governor's administration.

If you've logged into Facebook at any time in the past couple of months, then you've undoubtedly been confronted with a prompt at the top of the page asking if you are registered to vote.

On Monday morning, I stood by my father, Jim Hutchinson's, bed in the intensive care unit at Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Perspective on Berea City Council race from a young Berean

Within a relatively short amount of time, this country has lost three iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement, the most prominent being Rep. John Lewis from Georgia, who was one of the original "freedom fighters."

One has to search way back in the archives of our nation to find a period of time to compare with the sheer amount of "stuff" going on in our country right now!

America's Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

A few neighborhood parents announced it was dark enough to start setting off the fireworks. Children quickly came running up to get their sparklers and see what other fireworks were going to be set off. The teenagers had already started throwing poppers, launching bottle rockets and lighting…

If we thought that harvesting, selling and preserving nearly 2 acres of strawberries was some sort of practical joke related to the start of "school vacation," imagine how we felt about taking a break from picking berries to spend the afternoon hoeing vegetables until dark.

Luigi was an extremely careful motorist who never let the car in front of him get too close. He was such a careful driver, in fact, that he took more time than the average dude to carefully consider all traffic and road signs. As a result, in the 20 years he had been driving an automobile, L…

A raging coronavirus pandemic and a renewed call for equal justice under the law for all Americans has the full attention of this nation, indeed the world. But amidst all this troubling chaos is a Kentucky practice or tradition worthy of note. This past week, my family and I were in Berea fo…

This year, Camp Joy is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Camp Wekandu, a camp which brings together kids who share the similarity of having juvenile arthritis. However, for 2020, it is being done virtually because of COVID-19. 

Almost 60 years ago to the year, I was one of a handful of African American students and student-athletes who enrolled to study at Eastern Kentucky State College. We were part of an educational "experiment" initiated by President Robert R. Martin, a visionary, a forward-thinking educator who…

Black Lives Matter protests and rallies, as well as candle vigils, have swept the nation calling for more action against corrupt officials — especially police officers — following the deaths of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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I have been an avid Milwaukee Bucks fan for 50 years and am so happy and relieved to see them win the NBA again.

Renewed attention to who controls curriculum decisions is the equivalent of the sun starting to peek through the clouds in the stormy debate over the teaching of race in Kentucky's public school classrooms.

This week, Kentucky families began benefitting from the most extraordinary policy change to address child poverty in many decades -- payments of up to $300 per child, per month to help ease the costs of raising kids.

If fish is considered brain food -- because it contains Omega 3, which is believed to improve brain function -- then, Wilbur got smart too late.

Is it possible to love something that is imperfect?

Looking back on my life, there is one man who helped me so much I just wanted to say thank you to him before I leave this beautiful old world.

Frustration with children failing to become proficient readers and the approaches taken by schools and teachers tasked with instructing them is nothing new.

When the word, or term, "bully" comes up in conversation or in print, I am reminded -- even at my age -- of some unpleasant times during my childhood.

As Peggy was standing atop a staircase, about to disembark from a commercial airliner, a gust of wind came blowing by and blew Peggy's skirt sky high, revealing her underwear.

When the current crop of Richmond city commissioners took their oaths of office on Dec. 29, 2020, they made very specific promises.

My wife, Carolyn, and my daughter and son-in-law, Mindi and Greg West, got the brilliant idea to take me west for my 98th birthday.

When Homer decided to get married, he was determined marriage wasn't going to be like a lottery where you tear up the ticket if you lose ... and get a divorce ... and move on to the next marriage.

As environmental activists and human rights defenders, we are alarmed by a spike in violent attacks on and killings of land rights activists across the globe and, most recently, in Latin America.

The federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP) was created to help businesses stay open and pay their employees during the COVID- 19 pandemic.

As editor of the Richmond Register, one of the best and worst parts of this job is the amount of words I have to read each day.

Alice and Bill owned their marital home by the entirety, which meant ... in legal terms ... that as husband and wife, they owned their martial home as if they were one person.

The opportunity to continue collecting $300 weekly pandemic-assistance unemployment checks from Washington rather than return to work is proving too much of a temptation for many Kentucky workers to resist.

NAACP thanks community for support of Juneteenth celebration

Northern Kentucky Republican Rep. Joe Fischer is taking heat from some leftists after pre-filing legislation banning teaching or instructional materials in Kentucky's public schools which assumes or suggests an individual by virtue of his or her race or sex is inherently racist, sexist or op…

In 1941, the idea for the Ohio Valley Conference was hatched by Eastern Kentucky University's athletics director and baseball coach Turkey Hughes, the athletics director at Murray State, and the public relations director at Western Kentucky.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Longtime Richmond Register columnist, Ike Adams, passed away on June 18. This farewell column was written by his wife, Loretta.

This weekend, I will be in western Kentucky, in the happy little town of Princeton celebrating my sister’s 96th (and a half) birthday and my 98th birthday.

As a student of history and as someone who has been given opportunities to share views and opinions with others, I am elated to witness, along with everyone else, the fervor and excitement surrounding Juneteenth.

While Hubert may have thought he had a tough day at the office, it wasn't nearly as rugged as the reception he received when he got home from work that evening.

After this month's directive from the Office of the Governor, things around us have begun to look and feel somewhat familiar.

In June of 2016, Loretta and I embarked on a 10-day road trip to Houston to visit our daughter, Genny, (Geneva Tesh), who had recently given birth to our newest Grandson, Zachary (Zach).

Shaggy's disposition couldn't have been any meaner had he been raised on rock candy, marble cake and brick ice cream.

It's Sunday afternoon in Madison County and perhaps you would like to enjoy an adult beverage while watching football at home, or while cooling off after mowing the lawn, or while hanging out with friends in the neighborhood.

When the Rev. John G. Fee founded Berea College in the 1850s, he was inspired to base his school on what he called "the gospel of impartial love."

Let's move the clock back to the hectic days of the late 1930s.

It's difficult to find and chronicle anything good coming out of the 2020-21 COVID-19 pandemic.

This is going to be another short column because I simply don't have the energy to make it any longer.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis, Congress deputized the financial services industry -- including banks, credit unions and financial technology lenders -- to swiftly deliver assistance to struggling small businesses throughout the country.

A new voting law codifying some of the temporary measures taken mid-pandemic by Republican Secretary of State Adams, the state's chief election officer, and supported by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear represent a good-faith effort to take bipartisan advantage of COVID-19 to modernize Kentucky'…

My son, Alan Jones, has brought so many perks and adventures into my life that it is time for me to record them before my screen goes blank.

Back in early March, it became obvious that Loretta and I were going to need a wheelchair to get me into and out of the house -- especially on those rainy days when I was making trips to the hospital three or four times a week with no let up in sight.

One of the more meaningful honors I've received has been my commission as a Kentucky Colonel.

While it takes approximately five years to produce a nut, Walter had a neighbor whose shade tree produced a nut in only half that time -- namely Walter.

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