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.

Four years ago during my junior year of college, I officially decided to major in journalism. At that time, I had no idea what I was signing up for.

I've always considered it one of the most powerfully important lines from one of the greatest pieces of American literature.

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.

The current global pandemic has stirred a lot of unpleasant feelings inside all of us, I think.

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.

Sometimes being a reporter means I'm invited to witness a small part of someone's personal life.

There's been a lot of talk about domestic violence following the arrest of State Rep. Robert Goforth, and it's certainly something worth talking about.

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.

They are now 75 years old to 92 years old. They are the grandparents, great grandparents, and great-great grandparents still with us today.

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.

I had e-mail last week from retired Perry County educator Mike Caudill, who now lives at Carcassonne in Letcher County.

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…

We're reminded during COVID-19 that the beauty of this un-commonwealth isn't limited to its majestic mountains, picturesque horse farms and flowing rivers.

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When I was a kid, I was an avid reader and loved the dime novels, especially Doc Savage, The Shadow and G-8 and the Battle Aces.

I'm fairly confident that the weather, in terms of daily temperatures, will be back into the upper 70s to mid 60s for the high-low spread by the time you read this.

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.

If you were given the opportunity to write the news of the day, what would be your topics?

Last year about this time, I was honored to be included on a 747 aircraft full of military veterans on what has become known as Honor Flight Dayton.

I'm just fine with x-rays when it comes to taking images of body parts, even when I sometimes have to go back and have them do it again.

I just received a letter from my friend, attorney John Lackey.

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.

While Willie was out driving with the love of his life, Edna Carroll, he heard a buzzing in his ear and it didn't come from his honey.

Kevin Lawson shot a great -6, 210, to pick up the first Edwin Luxon Championship Trophy by winning the Labor Day Tournament at the Madison Country Club.

Perspective on Berea City Council race from a young Berean

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.

When Horace went out hunting, he was anticipating venison for dinner and ended up instead in a stew.

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.

George patted himself on the back when he signed a five-year contract to act as a top executive with the Rauch company at a fat salary.

In the summer of 1989, I made a decision that I would ultimately very much regret.

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.

While 2020 is a year of much uncertainty, there is one thing that is certain.

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.

If you're applying for the top job in a company, how many qualifications do you think you'd have to meet to even get an interview?

Rocco made a name for himself, but, the name wasn't his.

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.

One aspect of the Berea College community we especially cherish is our closeness.

Gov. Andy Beshear's response to the numerous legal losses he's suffered regarding his coronavirus-related executive orders is to go court-shopping.

I wrote this article more than 20 years ago just after getting out of the dry cleaning business.

To say that the times are challenging is an understatement for most of us.

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?

Sarah was in love with Harold for many years but refused to marry him because she believed she could not have any children.

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