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Columns

  • Your input is valued and needed

    As we usher in the New Year and the 153rd Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, I’m honored to once again represent our district. 

  • Open your mind and heart, and close your mouth

     I will not let the bah humbug get to my Christmas spirit.

    Tis the season of caring and sharing and I feel so fortunate to live and work in an area with so much of that, not only at Christmas but all year long.

  • A year in Lebanon

     The start of the New Year - Jan. 3 to be exact - officially marks one year I’ve lived and worked in Lebanon and Marion County.

    One year of writing. More than 250 stories. Thousands of pictures. And many, many people who have invited me into their homes, their businesses, and a few dairy barns, and most importantly, into their lives. 

  • 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.