• Letters to the editor - Stop the vape ban

    In a recent announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), certain vapor product compliance deadlines will be extended to 2022. Although this appears to be a victory for the vape industry, it is not the end of the uphill vape ban battle.
    The good news is that Congress is still currently considering H.R. 1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017. This law would provide sensible regulations that allow a better FDA approval process for existing and future products.

  • Facebook post from Kentucky Gun Company

    Editor’s note: The following post was written on Facebook by the owner of Kentucky Gun Company in Bardstown regarding the advertisement that can be seen wrapped around the front page of this week’s edition.

    Friends and Critics of KYGUNCO,

  • Watch for motorcycles and don’t throw mowed grass on road

     Since spring has arrived, and wonderful motorcycle weather is here! I'd like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe. PLEASE DON'T THROW MOWED GRASS ON ROAD.

    AND... please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • Gulf War memories

     Gulf War memories, 

    I wrote this at the end of the Gulf War.

    This is 28 years later, but the memories are still vivid.

    We left on my son’s birthday, Feb. 10, 1991.

    Returned on my daughter’s birthday, May 17, 1991.

    Strange is it not, or is it karma.


    In the Desert


    We sit in a hot tent all day long

    Understanding why the caged bird sings his song

    Sometimes we read or simply lie in the sun

  • Rocky Adkins will bring common sense back to the governor’s office

     Rocky Adkins is a former school teacher who grew up in rural Kentucky. The son of a school teacher, he learned the value of education and hard work growing up on the farm. As a Democratic leader in the state house he has worked across the aisle to get things done for Kentucky. 

  • Mr. Elmore is a great principal who cares
  • I’m with Rocky Adkins for Kentucky governor

     For nearly seven years, I worked with Rocky Adkins almost daily during the annual legislative sessions. I know Rocky to be honest and decent. Integrity matters to Rocky. He will not bully or intimidate others. He will not talk down to other people and he will listen to ideas from all. He will work with everyone to get things done, not just with those who agree with him. He is a regular person, just like you and me.

  • Kentucky farmers adapt

     We have lived it here in the Bluegrass. The pioneers first raised corn as the cash crop, tobacco is king, Hereford and angus, soybeans are the future, no till corn and fish farming all emerged to meet a market. The 20th century farms had numerous plants and animals to make ends meet, maintaining a special way of life. If anything, Kentucky farmers have had to be creative, adaptive and even become risk takers.

  • Letter to The Editor

     Help keep our mail carriers safe

    Did anyone bite you at work today?

    On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.”

    Postal Service officials report that in 2018, 5,714 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day, including Sundays and holidays, carriers continue to experience dog bits in urban, suburban and rural settings.

    Dog attacks and bites are 100 percent preventable when dog owners remain vigilant and properly restrain their dogs.

  • Letter to The Editor

     I would like to commend Senator Julie Raque Adams for sponsoring a bill to end animal sexual assault in Kentucky. Kentucky is one of only five states that hasn’t made it illegal to sexually  

    assault an animal. Since these acts cannot be prosecuted here, it hinders the work of law enforcement to bring the perpetrator to justice.