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Columns

  • The Amish Cook April 3

    By Gloria Yoder

  • Dig deeper on Trump investigation

    Democrats in the House and Senate want to have access to the full Mueller Report. They believe that they and the American people should be able to draw their own conclusions from the report as to whether there was collusion with the Russians by the campaign to elect Pres. Donald Trump.

    Of course it’s a fishing expedition. The Democrats, now faced with a President who’s doing a victory lap with major rallies, can’t seem to let it go. There must be something there, they believe, that they can cling to as a reason to impeach.

  • The Resurrection and Faith

    By Jon Edgell

  • Forgetting about history

    By Richard G. Innes

    Several Kentucky newspapers recently carried a shocking story with banners like “Ky. Is 2nd-worst state in test of US history.”

    Only Louisiana’s citizens performed worse on a US history test similar to those prospective US citizens have to pass. Nearly three out of four Kentuckians flunked.

    That’s bad, but things could soon get worse if a pending revision to Kentucky’s public school social studies standards are approved.

  • Sen. Jimmy Higdon’s legislative update

    Frankfort resembled the bustle of March Madness and the newness of spring this week as we finalized the 2019 Regular Session.

    We have now entered into the “veto recess” in which Governor Matt Bevin will have the opportunity to sign and veto bills passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • The Amish Cook

    By Gloria Yoder

  • No, no, not for raccoons!

    By Joberta Wells

    Once upon a time several years ago I was a good cook. I entertained friends and other guests at my dining table and everyone seemed to be happy with the meals I served them.

    I learned cooking at the knees of my mama and, occasionally, at my grandmother’s and the woman who lived with my grandparents and cooked for them. Those women could make you stand up and yell, “Slap yo’ mama” when it was particularly good. I had a few of those moments.

  • Sickouts are about adults, not children

    By Jim Waters

    Teachers’ union bosses and their minions in the press and even the legislature have exerted a herculean effort to convince Kentuckians that it was about “the children” after teachers’ sickouts forced schools in 10 districts to close so public school employees could go and protest pension reform and parental school choice in the Capitol rotunda instead.

  • Courtesy costs you nothing

    It’s easy to be self-centered. You live in your body and from your perspective everything around you happens to you. You have your needs and wants, and your plans. You do what you do to take care of yourself.

    People will generally let you be selfish. If you push your way to the milk refrigerator in the grocery store, someone will let you through. If, when driving, you pull out in front of a car on the highway, the other driver will brake, probably curse you and maybe honk, but that’s all.

  • General Assembly Sends Bills to Governor

    By Daniel Elliott

    Members of the House finished business and walked off the floor late into the night on March 14. Since it is late in the session, the majority of the bills we considered this week were from the Senate, or House bills that were amended in the Senate with changes that had to be agreed on by the House.

    We will reconvene for the final day of session on March 28, to consider overriding any vetoes the Governor might issue and deal with any last minute business. When we adjourn then we will close the books on the 2019 Regular Session.