• Unnatural thinking

    By Joshua C. Hicks

  • The benefits of scientific reasoning

    This week, Pastor Joshua Hicks has written a response to a column I wrote July 15. I would urge you to read that before reading this.
    Pastor Hicks and I would agree about many things, such as murdering people is wrong, people should not steal, and, we should try to help others.
    On homosexuality, we are not going to agree.

  • Be a hero

    Tyler Hamilton, 24, fought demons during his short life.
    He suffered from bi-polar disorder and drug addiction, but he had a good heart, according to his parents.
    In fact, it was his actual heart that saved the life of a teenage girl at Kosair Children’s Hospital last week.
    Tyler was an organ donor, and after his sudden and tragic death Wednesday, July 29, his heart and both of his kidneys were donated to three Kentuckians who desperately needed the organs to survive.

  • Crime in Kentucky

    For decades now, Kentucky State Police has annually compiled a comprehensive look at crime across the commonwealth, giving the public and law enforcement alike a much clearer picture of the challenges we face.
    The reports come out each summer and pull together data from local and state agencies, highlighting both short- and long-term trends. A comparison of 2014 with 1995, for example, shows that DUIs have dropped significantly – from 33,000 then to 22,500 last year – but that drug offenses have sky-rocketed, growing from less than 18,000 to more than 58,000.

  • Reading garden will serve the community

    By Jama Watts

    Guest columnist


    If you’ve been in the Marion County Public Library recently, then you’re well aware of how busy we can be.  (And if you haven’t been in, why not? We’re the place to be!) Not only does MCPL serve our county’s population of 20,000, but MCPL also has patrons from the seven counties on our borders.

  • TRACK partners employers, educators to prepare students for careers

    By Mary Taylor

    Guest columnist


    It’s no secret that many businesses in Kentucky and across the country face challenges in finding the skilled employees they need, and employers, educators and others agree that part of the solution is the development of career pathways for secondary students.
    Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky, or TRACK, is a statewide program helping local industries and school districts in the Lincoln Trail region do just that.

  • Building something better

    At the corner of Lincoln and Edmonds Avenues, a home is under construction. Structurally, it’s going to be a house. But when it’s complete, Daphne Staples and her two children will be moving into their new home.
    Staples is this year’s partner with the My New Kentucky Home chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The Build Blitz held July 18-19 ended with the interior wall frames and the exterior walls being raised and the roof being affixed to the structure.

  • A clarification

    By Carrie Bridgman

    I'm glad to have started a conversation with my column on marriage equality, as it is a conversation that needs to happen. Given the number of recent editorials discussing my column, I want to clarify several points. Anyone who would like to speak with me further about this issue is welcome to contact me privately.

  • What Would Jesus Do and SCOTUS decision

    By Jonathan Bennett
    Guest columnist

  • It’s more than just community theatre

    By G.B. Dixon

    The lights are dark once more on the stage of Angelic Hall in Centre Square. "The Sound of Music" has concluded. Gone altogether are the crowds which lent personality to each chair for two weekends. Home are the stagehands, the technicians, costumers, ushers, musicians, and actors that dedicated themselves to summoning the excellence of Broadway to the Bluegrass. Weary are the producer and director.