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Columns

  • The Amish Cook Jan. 23

    By Gloria Yoder

    Since our move here to “the home place,” which is an Amish term used for the homestead where the parents used to live, we have been blessed with the opportunity to host some large church gatherings and events.

  • Higdon’s legislative survey

    Dear Friends:

    I want to express my appreciation to you for allowing me the privilege to serve as your state Senator. I will continue to work diligently to make sure your voice is heard in the Capitol.

    As always, I want your input on the 2019 session. Please take a moment to fill out my legislative survey and return it via mail or email to:

    Senator Jimmy Higdon

    Attn: Survey Responses

    702 Capitol Ave

    Annex Room 204

    Frankfort KY 40601

    Jimmy.Higdon@LRC.KY.GOV

  • Salvation part 3: Are you ready?

    By Jon Edgell

    “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27 KJV).

  • Education facelift incomplete

    By Jim Waters

    Photos of the state Capitol being tweeted by Gov. Matt Bevin offer an unmistakably dramatic before-and-after contrast showing impressive results of a $1.2 million scrubdown of the century-old building.

    Old timers around the Capitol claim some parts of the building have never received such attention.

  • The Amish Cook Jan. 16

    By Gloria Yoder

    As I contemplated on what areas to fill you in on this week, I thought, “Well, there’s not much I enjoy more than writing about family life.”

  • And you said what?

    By Joberta Wells

    A cousin of mine recently e-mailed me and said he had heard from some mutual friends. He said, “They are both doing well. They are suffering from various old age afflictions.” Oh, lord, is that it? Is that all we talk about? Let’s face it, we used to do better — or did we?

  • Pros and cons of term limits

    Among 170 bills waiting for the Kentucky General Assembly, is a new term-limits proposed constitutional amendment.

    Rep. Dean Schamore, D-Hardinsburg, is sponsoring a bill that would increase the terms of House representatives from two to four years, and state senators from four to six years. The caveat is that after 12 years in either case they must give up their seats.

  • Salvation: Part two

    By Jon Edgell

    As I was looking out my living room window, I noticed someone pull into my driveway (I didn’t recognize the car).-I sauntered over to my office on the other side of the house, where people usually go when they come to visit. I arrived just in time to see the car pull out and head up the road. I opened the door to wave to them and a religious tract (brochure) fell from where it had been jammed into the crack between the door and the doorframe. I picked it up and opened it. It was of a kind familiar to me (I’ll get back to it in a moment).

  • Tired of alarmism in policy talks

    The message from mainstream media is clear: We are doomed.

    The planet Earth is dying. We are marching toward nuclear war. Assault weapons are killing our children. Immigrants are streaming into our country and are dangerous. Terrorists are plotting to kill Americans.

    We’ve got to do something about it. But, what can we do?

    The solution is always the same: More government.

    For example, I hear this about about global climate change. Let me be clear that I am not a climate change denier. I just don’t buy the alarmism about it.

  • Avoid delay-of-game penalty on policies

    By Jim Waters

    It’s coincidental, of course, that legislative sessions in Kentucky begin immediately following the climax of the sports season for the commonwealth’s rabid fans, including the annual titanic-like struggle between the Cards and Cats on the hardwood.