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Columns

  • Mind your own business

     This week, I opened up Facebook, ready to scroll through Easter photos and Earth Day festivities. Instead, I was greeted with something troubling that, frankly, fired me up.

    Several articles from news outlets, detailing and documenting for the world to see, Britney Spears coming and going from a mental health facility.

    Here’s what I know: Britney voluntarily checked herself into a mental health facility last month, and there are several speculations as to why she is struggling, etc. 

  • Legislative session brought major wins for Kentucky agriculture

     The 2019 session of the Kentucky General Assembly has concluded, with monumental accomplishments for school safety, the pro-life movement, and many other policy areas. Agriculture was likewise near the top of the list, as we took action to empower young farmers and level the playing field for our cattlemen in an age of newer, emerging technology.

  • Glow up, Marion County

     Do you all (y’all) remember when Detroit was basically at rock bottom? Maybe you don’t know anything about that, or maybe you don’t really know that it isn’t still sitting at rock bottom. 

  • Growing manufacturer finds new ways to recruit young talent

     Any manufacturing executive will tell you that talent recruitment is a top driver for remaining competitive, and attracting bright young employees is certainly part of the mix. At the same time, our communities and the Lincoln Trail region collectively must find new ways to retain our region’s young talent so that we can develop the workforce our businesses need to grow. 

  • Pro-life bills pass easily through legislature

     The 2019 Regular Session has come and gone and I will be using my legislative update over the next few weeks to report on some of our session accomplishments. While we addressed many pressing matters, I think one of the most important by far was preserving the sanctity of life through pro-life legislation. I am proud to report that four pro-life bills have been signed into law by the Governor.

  • Nurture success, don’t close it down

    By David Ford

  • Work in Frankfort continues

    After 30 productive legislative days in Frankfort, the Kentucky General Assembly is bidding farewell to the 153rd Regular Session.

  • The socialist label is propaganda

     By Kris O’Daniel

     

    On the surface it’s a contradiction that the U.S. super power reacts with fear of an illusion: Portrayal of the Scandinavian model as socialism.  

    Getting facts correct is not important to the creators of scare-tactics. Creating fear is.

    Fear has become a popular tool used to influence the many under-exposed communities throughout the U.S. But worse, it highlights the disconnect in the U.S. and weakens democracy.

  • Hall of Fame

     My dad, the late Steve Lowery, was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on Monday. 

    I was given the opportunity to make some comments about my dad at the induction ceremony in Lexington, and I’d like to share those comments with you. But, before I do, let me give you a brief history about my dad. 

  • General Assembly sends bills to Governor Bevin

     Members of the House finished business and walked off the floor late into the night on March 14. Since it is late in the session, the majority of the bills we considered this week were from the Senate, or House bills that were amended in the Senate with changes that had to be agreed on by the House.

    We will reconvene for the final day of session on March 28, to consider overriding any vetoes the Governor might issue and deal with any last minute business. We will then adjourn and close the books on the 2019 Regular Session.