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Columns

  • Higdon’s legislative update

    By Sen. Jimmy Higdon

    As we approach the latter days of the 2019 Regular Session, the Capitol remains as busy as ever. Countless visitors from across Kentucky advocated important issues in a week that had no shortage of legislative activity.

  • Passage of sweeping school safety measure highlights week

    By Rep. Daniel Elliott

    The 2019 session is nearing its ending point, and I am proud to say that the General Assembly accomplished our top legislative priority. Senate Bill 1 – also known as the School Safety & Resiliency Act – is heading to the Governor’s desk after passing both the House and Senate.

  • Family & Consumer Sciences news

    By Debbie Shepherd

    CEA Family & Consumer Sciences

    What’s Cooking In Extension?

    Asian Inspired Cooking with Joe Gray will be held Friday, March 8 (Beef with Snow Peas) at the Casey County Extension Education Building at 1 p.m. Chef Joe Gray will demonstrate this delicious dish and share Asian culinary tips and traditions. We will taste this inspired dish and enjoying a fun relaxed learning experience. For more information and to register call the Casey County Extension Office 787-7384.

    Building Strong Families

  • Those faulty Christians

    By Ariel Gentry

    A friend, who is a Pastor’s wife, told of a young couple that had come to their church and during the service accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. My friend said they knew the young couple were from disadvantaged upbringings and had many hardships. Aware of the couple’s background, she and her pastor husband rejoiced, even more, knowing that Jesus would enrich their lives.

  • The debt still matters

    Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but the national debt still matters to me.

    In my time on this Earth I have seen the national debt balloon from $1 trillion to $6 trillion, to now $22 trillion. And the growth of the national debt doesn’t slow down no matter which party controls the spending. This year it is projected to grow by about $1 trillion, which is the same amount the entire debt was in the 1970s.

    The national debt is now over 110 percent of our gross domestic product, a level not seen since World War II.

  • One of Us!

    By John Edgell

    To properly understand the events of the Easter season, you must begin with Christmas. It’s amazing to note that events surrounding Jesus’ birth and death mirror each other. In other words, Jesus died like he was born.

  • Hit the road, Jack!

    By Joberta Wells

    I am giving you fair warning that I am up on my soapbox. If you don’t love Casey County, stop reading right now because I am aiming this lecture at you.

  • The empty promises of the Green New Deal

    By Rep. James Comer

    Energy and infrastructure policy debate has taken center stage across the country. As the new Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s (COR) Subcommittee on the Environment, this session of Congress I will have a significant role in examining policies related to climate change, energy, and public health.

    The latest policy proposal to come across my desk? The Green New Deal.

  • Protecting abortion survivors should not be a partisan issue

    By Mitch McConnell

    Caring for innocent children and their mothers is a moral imperative.

    To put these principles into action, I announced, as Senate Majority Leader, that we would vote on the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” offered by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in the coming days.

  • The Amish Cook Feb. 27

    By Gloria Yoder

    I was going to take the week off from writing but then decided that I would really like to give a brief report of our week. So on Friday was the day after Valentine’s Day and Daniel really wanted to take me on an overnight trip someplace special.