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Columns

  • Shoot it to you straight

     Jackie Wicker and Steve Masterson cast their final votes as magistrates on the Marion County Fiscal Court this past Thursday.

    They have been serving this county for 16 years. 

  • Merry Christmas and happy New Year

     As 2018 comes to a close, I’d like to extend warm wishes and sincere hope that you and your loved ones enjoy a holiday season in good health and full of happiness. I would like to take a moment to say Merry Christmas and happy new year to each of you and your family. My Christmas wish is that we all remember the reason for the season. Peace on earth and goodwill to all.

  • Annual legislative coffees begin Jan. 14

     The Kentucky Senate Majority recently held elections for our caucus’ leadership positions. While I was honored to serve as the Senate Majority President Pro Tem, Senator David Givens will re-assume the role of Pro Tem.

  • The Christ Child in a cage

     A controversial nativity.

    A Roman Catholic church in Massachusetts did something this week that ruffled a few feathers. They put out a traditional nativity scene for passersby to see. It has an adoring Mary looking at her newborn, Joseph looking serene, sheep and a donkey, and three wise men who traveled a long way. 

  • Children are warming up to global warming

     Remember the song: “Greatest Love of All?” It starts with “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”

  • Annual legislative coffees begin Jan. 14

     By Sen. Jimmy Higdon 

     

    The Kentucky Senate Majority recently held elections for our caucus’ leadership positions. While I was honored to serve as the Senate Majority President Pro Tem, Senator David Givens will re-assume the role of Pro Tem.

  • Retaining our region’s talent

     Across the region employers are expanding and creating new jobs, developing a pipeline of skilled workers to counter increasing retirements, or even launching start-ups. It’s encouraging news for job seekers and it’s an excellent indicator of the region’s economic health. 

  • Podcasts – The gifts that keep on giving

     When I find things I like, especially things that add value to my life, I try to share the wealth and tell people.

  • Adoption system cannot function without part-time parents

     Every November, National Adoption Month helps turn the community’s attention to heroic families who navigate a system rife with legal and emotional hurdles, eventually emerging as a happy — if a bit exhausted — adoptive household.

  • Confessions of a social media zombie

     Lately social media has been tiring me. I was watching YouTube one day last week, and a girl was talking about how she was trying to break the habit of picking up her phone and mindlessly scrolling in order to fill time, how she realized how much of her favorite TV shows she was missing out on by scrolling, and how she filled every wait in line, every break in conversation, to pick up her phone.