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Columns

  • Higdon’s legislative update

    By Sen. Jimmy Higdon

    The pace of activity in the Capitol is picking up as we rapidly approach the end of the 153rd Regular Session. With only a few days left to pass bills, the Kentucky General Assembly has been working in overdrive to develop the best legislative policy for the Commonwealth.

    Many big issues have been addressed in this 30-day short session. This was one of our busiest weeks yet as bills concerning abortion, medical marijuana, and education had Frankfort buzzing with visitors to attend rallies and committee meetings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Send me a good shrink

    By Joberta Wells 

    Everybody is going a little (or a lot) crazy with all the rain we have been having. Some people are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the winter because of the lack of daylight and suffer from depression. Then there are people like me who get cross and grumpy and become hermits rather than inflicting themselves on sane people.

  • Tearing down history

    I once took an anthropology course, which studied human societies in prehistory and looked at different cultures.

    In the first chapter of our textbook was a warning about ethnocentrism, which is when someone views and judges a different society through the lens of one’s own culture. For example, it would be like judging a culture for being nude in the rainforest, based off our cultural beliefs about nudity.