An off-year, gubernatorial election in a blue-leaning state usually wouldn’t draw much attention from national media outlets.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect on Tuesday, saying the Electoral College “has spoken.”
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.
On Wednesday November 18, Governor Beshear issued more arbitrary edicts on restaurants, schools and gatherings in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
This Thanksgiving, some things will be different for just about everyone. Kentuckians will sit down for dinner with fewer family members and friends than they’re used to seeing. Remembrances of lost or absent loved ones may complicate the holiday’s traditional counting of blessings.
The highest court in the commonwealth has determined Governor Andy Beshear can use the executive power of his office in pretty much any way he wishes in an effort to handle the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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…
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A recent Wall Street Journal article by Phillip Magness of the American Institute for Economic Research exposes how opponents of educational freedom's claim the history of school choice is tainted by racism not only are factually incorrect, but that it was choice antagonists who fought to pr…
Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd's ruling that the school choice bill passed earlier this year is unconstitutional is hardly a "crippling blow" -- as the Courier-Journal describes it -- to the commonwealth's school choice efforts.
Developing trends among some local governments don't necessarily match Washington's expectations that the portion of the $900 million in federal coronavirus funds designated for local governments to spend on infrastructure projects will reach those most in need.
Many conversations I have heard over the past year have included some hope for a return to what one might have been doing on a regular basis before March 2020.
Not only does the sun shine bright on our old Kentucky home, but plans to harness its power while providing farmers income from harvests of abundant, clean, renewable - and cheap - energy offer warm potential for a state historically dependent on fossil fuels.
On Labor Day 2021, we should celebrate the dedication and resilience of the working men and women who helped us get through the challenges of the past year.
In 2014, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates infamous said this about Joe Biden-- "I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."
Gov. Andy Beshear’s latest political gyration involving leaning on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) to mandate all children in every public school across the commonwealth don masks for 270 days – the entire school year unless the board relents, which is unlikely – helps strengthen the c…
The U.S. Supreme Court, by a unanimous vote of 9-0, recently ruled against the vaunted NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), opening the door to the possibility of college athletes being compensated for their services.
If I could give any of you parents a tip on how to raise your children, I would strongly advise you to get your children to take advantage of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs in Madison County schools.
- Richmond approves purchase of 280 acres for new park complex
- Richmond man arrested on child pornography charges
- Escaped inmate steals truck, other items from animal shelter
- 'Burger'-lary at Steak 'n Shake
- Three arrested in rape investigation
- HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Indians comfortable in roll as underdog, again
- Bumble Bites to hold grand opening Dec. 3
- Berea College unveils new mascot Blue the Bear
- Governor Appoints Robinson as District 1 Magistrate
- Foreign exchange students talk Thanksgiving and the American experience