Hicks a better choice than Barr for Congress
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.
Lots of people were upset when it was announced there would be no traditional in-person graduations during May for Madison County's four high schools -- Madison Southern, Madison Central, Berea Community and Model Laboratory.
My name is Emily Patrick, I’m 22 years old and a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. I’ll be interning here at the Register for 10 weeks as part of the Kentucky Press Association internship program.
Over the years, the health care field has encountered its fair share of significant challenges. Perhaps most notable have been the major outbreaks of infectious diseases, much like we are facing now. While these terrible events are deadly and disruptive to our society, they also force us to …
I know life is crazy with the COVID-19 crisis and what we're having to do for the first time in probably 70 years. Our hearts go out to everyone at this time of anxiety and uncertainty.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is during this time that families and communities recognize the importance of working together to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Editor's note: This is a Grace Notes column from September 2018 that Nancy Kennedy chose to rerun this week. She says the message of "Be anxious for nothing" is timeless and appropriate of the times we're currently in.
Editor's note: The Register's parent company, CNHI, has papers all over the United States. Each Wednesday, this space will be dedicated to what one of those papers thinks about the issues facing their communities.
When the World Health Organization and the American Nurses Association declared 2020 as "The Year of the Nurse and Midwife," no one imagined it would look like this. The declaration is so timely, as the need for nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic is apparent now more than ever.
Editor's note: There are dozens of newspapers across the state of Kentucky. Each Tuesday, this space will be dedicated to what one of those papers thinks about the issues facing their communities and this state.
LEXINGTON -- Every day we are learning new information about the novel coronavirus and the effect it's having on populations worldwide. With so much information being reported on almost every platform out there, it's obvious there is heightened fear surrounding this pandemic. However, it's c…
• Letters must be no more than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit all letters for brevity, content and clarity.
• Letters must be original, not copies or form letters.
• Published writers may only submit letters once in a 30-day period.
• Letters must provide essential information: Full name, street address and daytime and evening telephone numbers. (Phone numbers will be used for verification only.)
• Letters are published in the Tuesday edition of The Register.
It’s as if the creators of Kentucky’s new social studies standards ran as fast and far away as possible from the many extraordinary individuals throughout history whose achievements provide the “exceptional” in American exceptionalism.
There is a portrait of Eastern's first official president, Dr. Ruric N. Roark, hanging in the president's office at Eastern Kentucky University, overlooking the desk that I now occupy in the Coates Building.
North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature and Democratic governor got together recently, played some good old-fashioned politics and ended up passing worthwhile legislation expanding school-choice opportunities for children trapped in failing or mediocre schools.
If all goes as planned, before this Sunday-before-Labor Day is over, we should be pulling 12 dozen or so ears of bodacious sweet corn off the stalks and picking a big mess of Lazy Wife fall beans before dark.
The last several years have seen increased movement toward tribalism, culture cancelling, extremes left and right of center, and the formation of camps of exclusivity in our country.
The pandemic cursing our globe also reveals the fruit of tremendous blessings produced by the private sector's $1.7 trillion investment in the nation's broadband networks over the last 20 years, which US Telecom dramatically asserts has brought most Americans access to high-speed internet.
Like a lot of fellow Kentuckians, every year on Derby Day, my wife and I usually host friends at our home, make a pot of burgoo, pick up a Kern's Derby Pie at the grocery and pour some bourbon in our glasses.
Loretta just told me that she could not understand why anyone would want to eat garden green beans, just now-picked tomatoes, corn bread and cottage cheese for supper four days in a row, especially if said eater had numerous other choices.
The updated federal law governing K-12 education policy signed by President Obama in 2015 included a requirement that reformers hoped would reveal how much bang taxpayers get for the $700 billion spent each year on the nation's public schools.
Going back to last year, a pundit from one of the major news outlets made what has become a famous or perhaps 'infamous' statement, depending on how you look at it.
It's been a few months since I last whined about my personal health issues in this column, but I've had several people recently asking about how I'm doing and I simply thought that a public update might be timely.
Senator Kamala Harris has carved out a place in American history as the first female of color to officially become a nominee for the office of Vice President of the United States.
It'll be too late, by the time you read this, to do anything about it, but the question is what to do with over three dozen dead ripe cantaloupes when it takes you three days to eat just one?
- $400 extra for unemployment benefits in effect
- A mural makeover
- Man and woman charged with cultivating marijuana
- Baptist Health Richmond hosts drive-thru event to celebrate staff
- Weekend drug busts lead to three arrests
- State Rep. Robert Goforth indicted by Laurel grand jury
- Woman escapes from MCDC
- Man charged with theft, evading police
- Quilting History: Women quilt Battle of Richmond
- Kentucky has fewer counties in White House Coronavirus Task Force's danger zones