An off-year, gubernatorial election in a blue-leaning state usually wouldn’t draw much attention from national media outlets.

“The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.” — Vinoba Bhave

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…

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Speaking candidly, like many other draftees of my era, I wasn't exactly euphoric over the idea of being conscripted into the military.

Calvin, a taxi driver, was so cautious he'd look both ways before entering a one-way street.

Veteran's Day was earlier this week, so I thought it would be a good time to record some of the exciting things which happened to me in my military career.

Farmer Smith purchased a second-hand reaper from a fast-talking salesman who represented the machine to be in A-1 mechanical condition.

"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage." -- Erma Bombeck

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…

Looking back at this glorious old town in the late 1920s and 1930s, I want to record as many things as I can of the things that have come and gone.

When Otto opened his German delicatessen store one morning, he found his weinersnitchels in a state of frenzy.

Calvin was an attorney who had the gift of being able to talk endlessly and who never thought about sitting down in a courtroom.

An off-year, gubernatorial election in a blue-leaning state usually wouldn’t draw much attention from national media outlets.

When I venture downtown on a Saturday, it almost breaks my heart to see Main Street devoid of people. There are almost no people on First Street, either.

“The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.” — Vinoba Bhave

Two days after Labor Day, Carolyn, my sister, Sondra, and I drove down to Lake Barkley for a five-day visit with my sister, Jane Hall.

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.

In August, I began telling you why Berea College is so successful at graduating first-generation and low-income students.

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Slight of Hand Willie had the world at his fingertips.

As a child, I was always excited when I found out my paternal grandmother was coming for a visit.

The pitch and toss on the sea of matrimony provided too tough for Ralph and Vicki, and before long, they went to court and had their marriage annulled.

We've all faced challenges over the last 18 months, and as an institution, Eastern Kentucky University has faced its own, including enrollment challenges.

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.

One of my first duties in World War II was as a bugler.

"He's got everything a hoss out to have, and he's got it where a hoss out to have it. He is the mostest hoss that ever drew breath."

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.


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